Miss Nishani Amerasinghe



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital .

    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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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020

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  • Surgical

About me

Ms Amerasinghe is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon based at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery.

She is an expert complex cataract surgeon using the latest innovative techniques having performed thousands of successful procedures.

She is one of the leading experts in Glaucoma in the UK employing the latest medical and surgical techniques including lasers (SLT), conventional glaucoma surgery (tube and trabeculectomy) and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Additionally, she is the author of the British Medical Journal Best Practice Guide to Open Angle Glaucoma.

Ms Amerasinghe has been performing cataract and glaucoma surgery for more than 17 years having done thousands of procedures with a very low complication rate.

She graduated from the Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s, London, in 1998.

She trained on the Wessex Ophthalmology Rotation where she additionally completed an Advanced Speciality (Glaucoma) Training Opportunity (ASTO) between Southampton and Portsmouth Hospitals.

Subsequently, she undertook a further 2 years advanced training as a Clinical Glaucoma Research Fellow at the world renowned Singapore National Eye Centre, and a Clinical Glaucoma fellowship at the internationally acclaimed Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Her research projects included a large study looking into the heritability of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma which was a joint project with the Singapore National Eye Centre and University College of London Institute of Ophthalmology.

She has won academic scholarships and prizes throughout her career as well publishing many papers and reviewing for the major Ophthalmology journals.

Ms Amerasinghe has been an invited speaker for many national and international meetings especially on Angle Closure and Surgical treatment of Glaucoma.

She can be found on the General Medical Council's Specialist register for Ophthalmology.

She is happily married with three children.

Areas of interest

Cataract; Cataract Surgery; Glaucoma; Trabeculectomy with antimetabolites; Glaucoma tube surgery; I-stent; Laser trabeculuplasty; Complex combined glaucoma/cataract surgery; Xen Implant;

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