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Romesh Angunawela 04422174

Romesh Angunawela

Ophthalmology

 

  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at OCL Vision .

    This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

    Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.

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Specialises in

  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical

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  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr. Romesh Angunawela BM, MD, FRCOphth, FRCS, Cert LRS, is a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust where he is a specialist in cornea, cataract, lens, and laser surgery. He sees private patients at Ophthalmic Consultants of London and at Moorfields Private.

Mr Angunawela has been voted as one of the top 10 cataract surgeons in the UK. He is an internationally recognized expert in vision correction surgery including laser eye surgery, cataract, and lens replacement surgery as well as corneal transplantation. Mr Angunawela aims for optimal glasses-free vision during cataract surgery with correction of shortsight, longsight and astigmatism and has extensive experience in the use of premium lens implants including trifocal lenses.

Mr. Angunawela graduated from Southampton University (BM) in 1997 and was awarded the Altounyan Research Prize for research into the prevention of stroke-related brain injury. He completed ophthalmic training at St Thomas' Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and received a doctorate (MD) from the University of London for his thesis on corneal wound healing after laser eye surgery. He has published over 50 scientific papers and is the recipient of over 20 national and international awards. He also holds the Certificate in Laser &Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Following training at Moorfields, Mr Angunawela super specialised in corneal and lens surgeries in the highly sought-after fellowship programs at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Singapore National Eye Centre.

With a desire to deliver the best possible technologies to patients, Mr Angunawela joined with several other leading surgeons to form the Ophthalmic Consultants of London surgical clinic in 2018. The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including femto-laser cataract surgery, Zeiss Callisto intra-operative astigmatism correction and the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser for vision correction. Mr Angunawela now performs the majority of his surgeries at the OCL clinic including same-day bilateral cataract surgery.

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). He was awarded an Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists in 2009 and the prestigious Pfizer fellowship by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is also a 3 time gold medal winner from the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Areas of interest

Micro-incision Cataract Surgery; bladeless laser cataract surgery; Reading vision surgery; Keratoconus treatment including cross-linking; YAG laser; Fuchs' corneal dystrophy; Laser eye surgery; Cataract surgery; Corneal surgery /disease; Corneal Transplant; DMEK; DSAEK; DALK; stitch-free pterygium surgery

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