I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at North West Anglia Foundation Trust. My special interests within ophthalmology include cataract surgery, glaucoma, glaucoma surgery and general ophthalmology. I have consultation rooms at the Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough for my private patients. Since 2015 I have been the head of the eye department at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals.

My undergraduate medical and surgical training was at the University of Oxford. Following this I have completed nine years of post-graduate higher surgical training working at various teaching and district general hospitals in Oxfordshire, Birmingham, London and Sheffield.

I have also completed three years as a glaucoma research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology UCL studying advances in glaucoma surgery. Following my training in general ophthalmology, I have further enhanced my specialist glaucoma training by joining the prestigious glaucoma fellowship training program at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. I was awarded a PhD for my work on glaucoma scarring from the Institute if Ophthalmology, UCL, London in 2016. 

I try to maintain an interest in teaching and training, regularly giving national and international presentations and I am also actively involved in the training junior surgeons and allied health professionals.

I am married to Hema, a Dental Surgeon and director of a dental practice (Ballard and Tucker) based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. We are the proud parents of a new baby boy.

Sumit Dhingra

"Mr Dhingra, Thank you for fixing my eye."