Clinical expertise

Mr Ian Rodrigues specialises in the treatment of glaucoma, cataract and general eye conditions.

He regularly treats patients with conditions such as:

  • cataracts
  • glaucoma
  • ocular hypertension
  • posterior capsule opacification
  • chalazion
  • blepharitis
  • dry eye disease
  • minor eyelid conditions
  • general eye conditions

He performs treatments such as:

  • cataract surgery including phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implants
  • laser eye treatments including capsulotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty, iridotomy and cyclophotocoagulation
  • glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy) including tube implants, viscocanalostomy (VC), minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)


Mr Ian Rodrigues has a passion for information technology and is a member of the OpenEyes Foundation Design Authority, Glaucoma Subspecialty Clinical Group and Deputy Clinical Safety Officer, as well as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Informatics and Audit Sub-committee.

He currently sits on the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on Driving and Visual Disorders and is a member of the SNOMED International Ophthalmology Clinical Reference Group.

Mr Rodrigues is one of the few ophthalmologists practicing in the UK who has also completed the Fellowship of the European Board of Ophthalmology Subspecialty Glaucoma Diploma.

His interests include digital healthcare, management, and leadership. He has completed the Value Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Program at the Harvard Business School, was a Clinical Fellow at NICE on the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Leadership.


  • 2016: ophthalmic specialist training including advanced specialist training in glaucoma
  • 2006: Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery triple distinction and a first class from King’s College London


Mr Rodrigues has a research interest in the surgical treatment of glaucoma and has over 35 peer reviewed publications.

He was a member of the committee for the 2022 update of the NICE Glaucoma Guideline and has also authored other national and international guidelines and regularly presents at international conferences and clinical educational sessions.

He is also involved in teaching and training of medical students, junior ophthalmologists and optometrists and is a Visiting Lecturer at City University Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists microsurgical skills faculty and is an international examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.