Romesh Angunawela

Romesh Angunawela



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  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical

About me

Mr. Romesh Angunawela BM, MD, FRCOphth, FRCS, Cert LRS, is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a Director at Ophthalmic Consultants of London. More information available at He is an internationally recognised expert in sight correction surgery including laser eye surgery, cataract and lens replacement surgery and well as corneal transplantation. He is Clinical Director of the Moorfields Lions Eye Bank and Program Director for Corneal Fellowship training at Moorfields.

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 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 over 50 scientific papers in medical journals. He 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 awrded the Pfizer fellowship by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to complete 1.5 years as a corneal and refractive fellow to Professor Donald Tan in Singapore a world expert on Fuchs' dystrophy.

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 at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital and Ophthalmic Consultants of London in Harley Street.

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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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