- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at KIMS Hospital Limited .
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.
Mr Gonçalo Almeida qualified in Portugal as a doctor and as an ophthalmology specialist. He complemented his training with subspecialist training in medical retina and uveitis in Germany, Brazil and the UK.
His NHS practice is based in the Eye, Ear and Mouth Unit in Maidstone Hospital. He also conducts outreach clinics in Medway Maritime Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital. He is the Trust's Diabetic Retinal Lead.
Mr. Almeida specialises in problems of the back of the eye, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular problems, inflammation of the retina and optic nerve, hereditary eye conditions and macular degeneration. He also performs cataract surgery, laser and photodynamic therapy for retinal conditions as well as injection and vitreous implants for various retinal conditions.
He is one of the surgical and clinical trainers in the Trust, teaching all grades of doctors in retinal conditions and ocular surgery. He is also involved in research and clinical trials.
Areas of interest
Uveitis, Medical Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration,Cataract Surgery, Intravitreal injections and implants, Retinal lasers
Current NHS consultant posts held
NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in:
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Medway Maritime Hospital
Private practice in:
Retinal Vein Occlusions
Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation
Business and Management
Prizes on national and international conferences for posters and free paper presentations
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Basic
1: Giny S, Antonakis S, Almeida G. Iatrogenic retinal detachment secondary to
inadvertent subretinal injection of triamcinolone during cataract surgery. Can J
Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec;50(6):e108-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2015.07.015. PubMed PMID:
2: Lo PF, Lim R, Antonakis SN, Almeida GC. Progressive outer retinal necrosis:
manifestation of human immunodeficiency virus infection. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May
6;2015. pii: bcr2014207344. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207344. PubMed PMID: 25948844.
- Medicine - MD Universidade Nova de Lisboa 2002
- Diploma In Vitreoretinal Surgery European Vitreoretinal Training School 2010
Reference number 7090963
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Local Faculty Group Lead - Ophthalmology - College Tutor Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist in Ophthalmology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Society of Retina Specialists
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- Kent Insitute of Medicine & Surgery
- 11:00 - 13:00
- 01622 538173
- Maidstone Hospital
- 16:30 - 17:30
- 01622 538173
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
Natalie Stedman - 01622538126