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Mr Malhotra’s work interests many people in the medical world and beyond. The following are a selection of features or news stories about him.


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  • The QVH corneal neurotisation team wins the Foulds Trophy for Best Rapid Fire Presentation at the RCOphth Annual Congress, Liverpool
  • Receives research ethics committee approval to commence a study on outcomes of cosmetic scleral shells
  • QVH sets up and begins a prospective national artificial eye study.
  • The corneal neurotisation team at QVH continue to achieve successful outcomes restoring corneal sensation. Largest series in the UK to date.
  • Mr Malhotra is awarded the IWantGreatCare certificate of excellence.


  • Mr Malhotra's team conducts Corneal Neurotisation surgery to restore corneal sensation, using nerve grafts at QVH.


  • Mr Malhotra completes a prospective study to confirm and describe an exciting new addition to the anatomy textbooks, a distinct layer of fat in the eyelid previously not reported in the anatomy books: ”the post aponeurosis fat pad”. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25575269
  • Mr Malhotra speaks on ophthalmic management in facial palsy at the Consensus and Controversies meeting: Multidisciplinary management of Facial Palsy. Royal Society of Medicine. London. May
  • Mr Malhotra receives The Koornneef Award from the Dutch Orbital Society.
  • Mr Malhotra is a keynote speaker at the Dutch Orbital Society meeting, Amsterdam and speaks on the non-aesthetic uses of fillers in the eyelid region..


  • Mr Malhotra speaks at the Facial Palsy UK annual general meeting on protecting the eye
  • Mr Malhotra speaks at CCR Expo (Clinical+Cosmetic+Reconstructive), Olympia, London on "Platinum Segments: A new option for adjustable upper eyelid loading in facial palsy".
  • The Corneoplastic Unit begins a prospective study evaluating skin contraction in patients with facial weakness.
  • The Corneoplastic Unit begins a prospective trial evaluating a new method and technique for meibography.
  • British Journal Ophthalmology publishes a pilot study conducted by Mr Malhotra and colleagues reporting the benefit of the novel use of systemic androgen therapy for evaporative dry eye: Transdermal androgen patches in evaporative dry eye syndrome with androgen deficiency: a pilot study Br J Ophthalmol bjophthalmol-2013-304637Published Online First: 16 December 2013
  • Mr Malhotra is appointed to the editorial board as section editor for the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


  • Mr Malhotra celebrates 10 years as a consultant oculoplastic surgeon at the Queen Victoria Hospital - November
  • Features in Crawley Observer - October
  • The Corneoplastic Unit and the Prosthetics department at QVH begin a prospective trial evaluating a new regime for artificial eye maintenance and polishing.
  • The Corneoplastic Unit begins a prospective trial to evaluate the Malhotra platinum segments for facial weakness and lagophthalmos. 
  • The Corneoplastic Unit begins a randomised, prospective trial to evaluate the effect of Manuka honey on eyelid wound healing following ptosis and blepharoplasty surgery.
  • Best oral presentation award, BOPSS Annual Meeting. June 2013.
  • Mr Malhotra gives a lecture and live demonstration of tear trough filler treatment at FACE conference, London, June 2013
  • Mr Malhotra features on ITN News. Patient Hanifa, acid burn case - June 
  • Mr Malhotra features in an article by Amanda Platell. Daily Mail 25.4.2013: 'I've never thought of myself as a vain woman but suddenly, I was an object of pity': Amanda Platell reveals the physical and mental scars left by cancer treatment. - April PDF 
  • Live surgery by Mr Malhotra is televised on "Pinoy MD", a weekly national television programme, GMA 7 Channel, Philippines - April
  • Mr Malhotra carries out live televised endoscopic DCR surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital:Thames Regional Study Day - April
  • Corneoplastic Unit is awarded "Exceptional Service Team of the Year", Queen Victoria Hospital Annual Staff Awards - March


  • Teaches at the Alcon "Oculoplastics Back to Basics Study Day" - October
  • Features in Crawley Observer - September
  • Mr Malhotra is appointed Head of the Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital
  • Lecture at Annual British Oculoplastic Surgery Society Meeting - June
  • Conducts Masterclass workshop at Q-Med Academy, Paris - June
  • Carries out live televised surgery and workshops demonstrations at Fusion 2012 International meeting, Hyderabad, India-February



  • Awarded a Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award by Department of Health-September
  • Appointed as section editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology-August
  • Visits the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania-July. He helped in the outpatient clinic, taught live surgery and gave teaching lectures to resident doctors.
  • Appears on BBC Radio Sussex Breakfast Show - May 
  • Lecturing and conducting a live procedure demonstration at the 9th International Course in Advances in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. Barcelona, Spain - March
  • Talking to and conducting a live demonstration and teaching workshop for German plastic surgeons and dermatologists at the Q-MED Aesthetic "Training-the-trainers" seminar, Frankfurt, Germany – February




  • Conducted live demonstration for Tear Trough filling at IMCAS (International Masterclass on Aging Skin) Paris, France by way of invitation from Q-Med (makers of Restylane) to demonstrate the new PixL blunt-tip cannula - January 2011




  • Talking to and conducting a live demonstration and workshop for German plastic surgeons and dermatologists at the Q-MED Aesthetic seminar, Munich, Germany – October
  • Conducted live demonstration at the Annual meeting of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, UK - October
  • Conducted live demonstration at IAAFA annual meeting, Royal Society of Medicine, London - September
  • Marie Claire-Future Beauty Guide 2010: Best for eyes - September - Cover Cover
  • Prima Magazine: Non-surgical browlifting and upper eyelid contouring - August. Cover
  • Invited speaker in Damascus, Syria and Mr Malhotra meets the Prime Minister - July.  News article-(1), Photo-(2)
  • Tatler Beauty & cosmetic surgery guide 2010: Best for eyes – May pdf
  • Grazia magazine: The 10-minute eyelift – March pdf
  • Daily Express: A sight for sore eyes – January NW




  • Talking to and conducting a live demonstration and workshop for Swiss plastic surgeons and dermatologists at the Q-MED Aesthetic seminar, Berne, Switzerland – November
  • Featuring in Body Language (The UK Journal of Medical Aesthetics and Anti-Ageing) – July NW
  • Talking to and conducting a live demonstration at the Q-MED National Day, Berlin, Germany – May
  • Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetics Magazine – May NW
  • Tatler: Top eyelid surgeon... – May pdf
  • Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2009: Listed as one of the UK’s top cosmetic surgeons pdf NW
  • Prima Magazine – March
  • Talking to and conducting a live demonstration Upper eyelid rejuvenation using Restylane at IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Skin), Paris – January NW





  • Daily Mail: Rise of the man jab! – December
  • Prima Magazine – September
  • ITV: NHS 60: Queen Victoria Hospital Centre of Excellence – July NW video
  • BBC: Cure for rare sight condition – June NW video
  • Hello! magazine – June
  • Eve magazine – May
  • The Times: Filters prevent blindness of eyes that won’t open – May NW
  • Woman & Home – March
  • Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2008: listed as one of the UK’s top cosmetic surgeons NW
  • Red magazine – March pdf
  • Daily Mail: How cosmetic surgeons decide what small changes will make a woman beautiful – January NW
  • Aesthetic Medicine 2008: speaking about tear trough rejuvenation




  • Conducts masterclass tear trough filler rejuvenation workshops at Q-MED (Restylane headquarters), London – Nov/Dec
  • Talking to and conducting a live demonstration, Tear trough orbito-facial rejuvenation using Perlane, at Perfect Sense, the Restylane Annual Conference, Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, London – September pdf
  • Conducts a masterclass workshop, Restylane Master Class – Advanced techniques. Tear Trough Indication using Restylane Perlane, at the European congress in aesthetic dermatology and surgery & European congress of anti-aging medicine, Palais des Congres de Paris – October
  • Daily Mail: The ten-minute eye lift, giving the experiences of two patients having tear trough rejuvenation – August NW
  • Co-organiser, Orbito-facial Rejuvenation course, British Library, London – September
  • Conducting tear trough filler workshops. Attendees include plastic and oculoplastic surgeons, dermatologists and leading cosmetic doctors in London – June, July pdf
  • ITN: update on Sundeep Hunjan, an acid attack victim treated by Mr Malhotra – March NW
  • Malhotra Endonasal DCR punch released by Altomed. A lateral (right or left-side directed) bone punch designed by Malhotra to improve on a step within endonasal endoscopic DCR pdf
  • Recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award 2007
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of the Dictionary of International Biography NW
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2006-2007 edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare NW




  • BUPA Today: Facing a brighter future on using cosmetic surgery, anti-ageing and facial filler injections for facial palsy rehabilitation – November
  • The Times: Plastic Fantastic – Malhotra reviews Nip/Tuck in a panel of experts – May
  • Mid Sussex Times: Village pays for op for clinic manager – March NW
  • East Grinstead Courier: Nothing in the world can match these skills – January pdf




  • McIndoe Burns Support Group: The story of Sundeep Hunjan, acid attack victim pdf
  • BBC: Burns girl ‘able to blink again’ – June NW
  • BBC: Sundeep Hunjan – her life was turned upside down – June NW
  • BBC: Fundraising boost for burns woman – June NW




  • Visiting the Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya Hospital, Chitrakoot, India on behalf of the Australia-India Council – December NW


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Benign eyelid lump — Chalazion

Benign eyelid lump — Chalazion — Patient information


Cataracts — Patient information

Drooping upper eyelids — Ptosis

Drooping upper eyelids — Ptosis — Patient information

Excessive, involuntary blinking — Blepharospasm

Excessive, involuntary blinking — Blepharospasm — Patient information

Eye bags/heavy eyelids — Blepharoplasty

Eyelid skin cancer

Eyelid skin cancer — Patient information

Facial paralysis — Facial palsy

Facial paralysis — Facial palsy — Patient information

Inward-turning eyelid — Entropion

Inward-turning eyelid — Entropion — Patient information

Outward-turning lower eyelids — Ectropion

Outward-turning lower eyelids — Ectropion — Patient information

Thyroid eye disease

Thyroid eye disease — Patient information

Watery eye — Epiphora

Watery eye — Epiphora — Patient information


Artificial eyes and orbital implants

Artificial eyes and orbital implants — Patient information

Asian eyelid surgery

Asian eyelid surgery — Patient information


Botox — Patient information

Brow lift

Brow lift — Patient information

Cataract removal and lens replacement

Chemical peel

Chemical peel — Patient information


Eyelid lift — Blepharoplasty

Eyelid lift — Blepharoplasty — Patient information


Cheek and facial contouring

Cheek and facial contouring — Patient information

Lip filling and shaping

Lip filling and shaping — Patient information

Tear trough fillers

Tear trough fillers — Patient information

Upper eyelid contouring

Upper eyelid contouring — Patient information

Mohs surgery

Mohs surgery — Patient information

Ptosis surgery


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