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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital North London, Berkshire Independent Hospital, Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey, Optegra Eye Hospital London .
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
Mr. Sumith Perera is one of the most experienced cataract and refractive surgeons in the country having performed more than 22,000 cataract and refractive procedures. He is highly skilled in using refractive lasers and is a UK pioneer in femtosecond lasers for cataract and refractive surgery.
He won a prestigious World Health Organisation scholarship to study Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology London. Following completion of his training in the South Thames region and Moorfields Eye Hospital he joined the NHS in 1996. He is a substantive consultant ophthalmic surgeon with special interest in cataract surgery and emergency eye care at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading and Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor. He is the clinical lead for Eye Casualty Services for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
His research interests are in excellent outcomes following cataract and refractive surgery. He regularly presents his work at international conferences and has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings.
Mr. Perera is passionate about teaching and has trained many surgeons in refractive and cataract surgery.
Patient Safety is paramount and Mr. Perera uses his clinical experience and expertise to give his patients the best possible advice and uses his surgical skills to achieve excellent visual outcomes.
Areas of interest
Micro incision Cataract Surgery; Femtolaser Cataract Surgery; Refractive lens exchange; Trifocl Multifocal; Toric; lens implants; Dry eyes; Blepharitis; Uveitis
- Anna Popko
- Optegra Eye Hospital 6 Technology Park Colindeep Lane LONDON NW9 6BX
- 020 8205 8003
- 07927 692053
- Georgie Terry
- Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey 10 Alan Turing Road Surrey Research Park GUILDFORD GU2 7YF
- 01483 903004
- 01483 903098
- Lorraine Small
- Berkshire Independent Hospital Swallowscroft Wensley Road READING RG1 6UZ
- 0118 902 8124
- Suzanne Nevilla
- Berkshire Independent Hospital Swallowscroft Wensley Road Reading RG1 6UZ
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist Royal Berkshire NHS Trust Reading and Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor.
Corneal changes after cataract surgery
World travel and amateur photography
- MBBS University Of Colombo Sri Lanka 1983
- DCEH University of London 1988
- MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologist 1990
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons Edinburg 1993
- Cert. LRS Royal College of Ophthalmologist 2008
Reference number 4061272
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine,
Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons,
Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member of the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
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