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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at BMI Hendon 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.
Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery at King’s College Hospital, London. He prides himself on delivering the highest quality patient care and is committed to providing a personalised approach to eye care with a focus on patient experience and clinical outcomes. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology in the School of Life Course Sciences, King’s College London and at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is also the Lead for the ophthalmology urgent referral service at King’s College Hospital.
Mr Lascaratos completed the South Thames surgical training programme in ophthalmology in London, including subspecialty glaucoma fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and has more than 12 years experience in Ophthalmology. He specialises in the medical, laser and surgical management of all types of adult glaucoma, including trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt devices, cutting edge minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, glaucoma revision surgery and complex cataract surgery, especially in patients with glaucoma. His cataract complication rate is less than 0.5 per cent, which is way below the national average, despite the complexity of the operations he performs. He also offers premium intraocular lenses to correct astigmatism and reduce spectacle dependence for distance and near.
Mr Lascaratos has a passion for translational clinical research and is currently the Principal Investigator for a large prospective study between Moorfields and King’s College investigating the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular bioenergetics in glaucoma. He has served as a Member of the European Glaucoma Panel IV and Mentoring Programme and is a regular examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Areas of interest
cataract surgery; glaucoma surgery; glaucoma lasers; eye emergencies; general ophthalmology; trabeculectomy; tube surgery; laser iridotomy; selective laser trabeculoplasty; cyclodiode laser; minimally invasive glaucoma surgery; Xen implant; iStent inject implant; InnFocus Microshunt; red eye; visual disturbance; dry eye; blepharitis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon - King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Gerassimos has a passion for translational clinical research and is currently the Principal Investigator for a large prospective study between Moorfields Eye Hospital and King’s College Hospital investigating the role of mitochondrial function as a novel biomarker for glaucoma. His academic work has been funded by the International Glaucoma Association, Fight for Sight, Moorfields Special Trustees, Allergan Europe and the TFC Frost Charitable Trust. Based on his innovative PhD work at UCL and MSc work at Oxford University he is an expert in the field of mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular bioenergetics in glaucoma and its relevance to the development of new glaucoma treatments.
Fight for Sight New Lecturer Award 2017: Systemic mitochondrial function: a clinically useful novel biomarker for open angle glaucoma? (principal investigator)
IGA/UKEGS Research Award 2017: Identifying the genetic basis for heritable Normal Tension Glaucoma, with a focus on mitochondrial function (co-investigator)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Native or bilingual
More than 50 peer-reviewed publications in the Lancet, PRER, Nat Gen, Ophthalmology, Neurobiology of Disease, and other journals.
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2015
- PhD in Glaucoma University College London 2014
- MRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009
- MSc by Research in Glaucoma Oxford University 2007
Reference number 6086570
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
Mrs Toni Walker
Tel: 020 3994 5999