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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Centre for Sight - East Grinstead, Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey, Spire Gatwick Park 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.
- Refractive surgery
Ms Pelosini is one of only a handful of Consultant Surgeons in the UK who is dual fellowship trained in Cornea & Anterior Segment and Medical Retina.
Ms Pelosini qualified from Pisa University Medical School with Honours in 1999. She completed her postgraduate training in ophthalmology in London South Thames Training Programme working in a number of leading hospitals including King’s College Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. She completed a Research Fellowship in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital and obtained an MD Research degree at the University of London. She completed her training with a Fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.
Ms Pelosini is the author of over 20 peer review publications and book chapters. She is regularly invited to speak and moderate research sessions in national and international meetings. She is an invited reviewer for major international journals in her field.
Ms Pelosini has been an examiner for King’s College London Medical School and an international instructor for retinal imaging with optical coherence tomography. She has conducted innovative research in macular imaging and novel sub-threshold laser treatment for diabetes.
Aside from her professional interests, Ms Pelosini enjoys time with her family; she is a keen gardener, plays tennis and piano.
Areas of interest
Small incision cataract surgery with standard and premium lenses; refractive lens exchange; implantable contact lenses; corneal and external disease;
modern lamellar keratoplasty; keratoconus management including intracorneal rings and collagen cross-linking; external eye disease; Medical Retina and Diabetes; age-related macular degeneration
Research interests: new surgical techniques for cataract surgery; keratoconus; new treatments for macular oedema; ocular imaging with optical coherence tomography
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Member of the British Society of Refractive Surgery
Member of the British Medical Association
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup
Ophthalmology Department, Third Floor,
Sidcup DA14 6LT
Ocular imaging, Femtosecond laser cataract surgery and new techniques for small incision cataract surgery, Corneal infections
Piano, tennis, gardening
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
Courses offered to GPs
I offer regular evenings, forums and lunch time meetings for the education of General Practitioners and optometrists. The following talks are the most popular discussion topics for general practitioners and opticians:
Acute and chronic loss of vision
Principles for referrals to the eye specialist
The acute red eye: painful and painless
Cataracs and cataract surgery
Ocular surface diseases in primary care
Management of dry eyes and blepharitis
- FRCOphth The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London 2013
- Doctor in Medicine (MD) Research King's College London University 2011
- MRCSEd Ophthalmology The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2005
- Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of Pisa, Italy 1999
- Postgraduate diploma in Cataract ad Refractive Surgery (PGDipCatRef) Ulster University 2016
- Certificate of Laser Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2019
- Cornea & Anterior Segment Fellowship Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 2013
- Research Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL, London 2002
Reference number 4778363
Details of entry to specialist register
- Miss Lucia Pelosini, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
- Centre for Sight, Hazelden Place, East Grinstead
- 08:30 - 17:30
- 01342 306020
- Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01293 778919
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details