Mr Romesh Angunawela: Ophthalmology

Mr Romesh Angunawela



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About me

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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  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (5-50)

    Moorfields Eye Hospital (5-50)

  • C5122

    Chelation of cornea/photo therapeutic keratectomy - (1-5)

    Moorfields Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C4640

    Descemets stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) - (1-5)

    Moorfields Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C5130

    Ultraviolet irradiation of riboflavin for cross linking of corneal collagen - (1-5)

    Moorfields Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Moorfields Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C4010

    Mucosal graft to conjunctiva - (1-5)

  • C4690

    Implantation of synthetic corneal rings for keratoconus (including INTACS) - (1-5)

    Moorfields Eye Hospital (1-5)

  • C4520

    Excision of lesion of cornea - (1-5)

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