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Mr. Romesh Angunawela BM, MD, FRCOphth, FRCS, Cert LRS, is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a visiting consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai where he specializes in corneal surgery, complex corneal disease, corneal transplantation surgery, cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. He is Clinical Director of the Moorfields Lions Eye Bank and Program Director for Corneal Fellowship training at Moorfields. He is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's Medical School, University of London.
Mr. Angunawela graduated from Southampton University Medical School (BM) in 1997 where he was awarded the Altounyan Prize for research into the prevention of stroke related brain injury. He did his ophthalmic training at prestigious institutions, St Thomas' Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He received a doctorate (MD) from the University of London for his thesis on corneal wound healing after laser eye surgery and has published nearly 50 scientific papers in peer reviewed medical journals, largely focusing on laser vision correction. He is holds the Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Following his residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, he went on to advanced specialization as a fellow in corneal and laser refractive surgery in the highly sought after fellowship programs at Moorfields Eye Hospital and at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He was given a full Pfizer fellowship award by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to complete 1.5 years as a corneal and refractive fellow to Professor Donald Tan in Singapore.
Mr. Angunawela is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd). He is a member of the American, European and UK and Ireland Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS, ESCRS, UKISCRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
He was awarded an Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists in 2009. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and instructs on a number of courses to other ophthalmologists on cataract surgery and refractive surgery.
Mr Angunawela consults exclusively at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital
Areas of interest
Cataract Surgery, laser cataract surgery, Reading vision surgery, Keratoconus treatment including cross-linking; Fuchs corneal dystrophy; Laser eye surgery; Cataract surgery; Corneal surgery / disease; Eyes; Corneal Transplant including small incision cell transplantation.
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital London
Laser Eye Surgery
Corneal wound healing
2017 National Patient Safety Award
2016 Best Paper - Refractive Surgery, UKISCRS
2012 Best Paper, AAO
2012 Gold Medal, UKISCRS
2012 Best Paper. Eucornea
2011 Video Prize. ESCRS
2011 Achievement Award. AAO
2011 Best paper Zeiss
2011 ARVO Santen Award
2010 Pfizer Fellowship
2008 AAO, Award
2008 Allergan Research Award
2007 Gold Medal. UKISCRS
2007 Cataract Surgery Prize. ESCRS
2007 Allergan Award. Runner up
2007 Video prize. ASCRS
2005 Refractive Prize UKISCRS
2004 Gold Medal UKISCRS
44 peer reviewed publications including the following;
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Cataract complication rate 0.7% compared to national average of 2-3%
- BM University of Southampton 1997
- Doctorate in Medicine (MD) University of London 2009
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmology 2011
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
- CertLRS Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2016
- Fellowship in Corneal Disease and Transplantation Moorfields Eye Hospital 2009
- Fellowship in Corneal and Laser Eye Surgery Singapore National Eye Centre 2010
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (5-50)
Chelation of cornea/photo therapeutic keratectomy - (5-50)
Ultraviolet irradiation of riboflavin for cross linking of corneal collagen - (5-50)
Perforating graft (keratoplasty) to cornea - (1-5)
Mucosal graft to conjunctiva - (1-5)
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