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Last updated: 21 Jul 2020
- Surgical retinal
Mr Sidath Liyanage is a Consultant Ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery; vitreoretinal surgery on conditions including macular holes, epiretinal membranes and retinal detachment surgery; and medical treatment of retinal conditions (medical retina), including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vascular disorders of the retina.
Mr Liyanage studied medicine at University College London, qualifying third in his year with distinctions. While in medical school, he won the Duke Elder undergraduate prize examination, held by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for aspiring ophthalmologists.
He underwent his ophthalmic specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Upon completion of his training, he was awarded the Harcourt medal by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for first place in their international consultant examinations.
In 2012, the Medical Research Council and Fight for Sight awarded Mr Liyanage £250,000 to investigate new ways of treating wet age-related macular degeneration. He performed his research at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London and was awarded a PhD by University College London for its successful completion.
Following this, he furthered his specialist interest in retinal conditions by training as a fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, spending one year managing medical retina conditions and two years performing vitreoretinal surgery.
Mr Liyanage currently leads the vitreoretinal service at the Bristol Eye Hospital, and is actively involved in teaching on their international fellowship programme that teaches surgeons advanced surgical techniques. He has also lectured on national and international instructional courses in vitreoretinal surgery.
He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol and participates in clinical research trials on new treatments for medical retinal conditions such as macular degeneration. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers on clinical ophthalmology and basic science research in international journals.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Premium intraocular lenses; Toric intraocular lenses; Multifocal intraocular lenses; Retinal Diseases; Age Related Macular Degeneration; Diabetic Retinopathy; Retinal Vein Occlusion; Vitreoretinal surgery; Macular Hole; Epiretinal Membrane; Retinal detachment; Vitreous floaters or haemorrhage; Proliferative diabetic retinopathy; High myopia and other complex or high risk cataract surgery; Surgery for complications of cataract surgery including dislocated lenses or dropped cataracts
Current NHS consultant posts held
Bristol Eye Hospital
Age-related macular degeneration
Outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery
Final year prizes in surgery, histopathology, cardiology & chest medicine
Distinctions in surgery, medicine & clinical pharmacology
Royal College of Ophthalmologists:
Duke Elder Prize - 1st in undergraduate examinations
Harcourt Medal - 1st in final consultant examinations
Medical Research Council
£250k for research in age-related macular degeneration
Over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications & 2 book chapters
- BSc(Hons) UCL 2002
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2010
- PhD UCL 2017
- MBBS UCL 2003
- CertLRS Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018
Reference number 6072910
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2017
- 3 Clifton HillCliftonBRISTOLBS8 1BN
- 08:30 - 16:30
- 0117 906 4870
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