The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Manoj Mathai

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


MBBS, MS, DO, FRCS (Edin.), CertLRS

Specialist Areas

  • Cataract surgery with IOL implant
  • Glaucoma – medical and surgical management
  • Refractive laser surgery – for freedom from spectacles and contact lens
  • Tear drainage disorders – medical and surgical managment
  • Retinal lasers

Contact Details

Secretary at Wigan/Leigh:
Claire Arrowsmith
Tel: 01942 822503

Clinic Times

Leigh Infirmary, Area 1: Monday afternoon and all Friday (alternate weeks)
Wigan, Boston House, 2nd floor: Tuesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, all Friday (alternate weeks)


Mr Mathai was appointed Substantive Consultant in Ophthalmology in December 2016.

He obtained his basic medical qualifications from Kasturba Medical College, India in 1987 and completed a Masters in Opthalmology from the same institution in 1990.

He commenced further training in the UK in 1992, completing his Fellowship in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Edinburgh in 1995.

He joined WWL in 2001 as Locum Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and was with the Trust until 2003. He then returned to India, as a Consultant at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore from 2003 to 2009, before rejoining WWL in 2009.

He holds general clinics and specialist glaucoma clinics both at Wigan and Leigh and is involved in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease. Complex problems are discussed at MDT meetings.  He performs laser treatment for diabetic retinal problems.

Mr Mathai peforms cataract and glaucoma surgeries, in addition to lid surgeries of moderate complexity. His surgical results have been audited and match the National standards in visual outcomes and in complication rates.

He is a member of several professional bodies including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO), United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS) and British Society of Refractive Surgeons (BSRS).