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Mr Romesh Angunawela

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS)
  • Doctorate in Medicine, University of London
  • UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Full time Consultant in Cornea & External Disease and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Moorfields at St Georges Hospital
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, St George's Medical School, University of London
  • Director of Corneal Fellowship Training

Medical training:

  • University of Southampton
  • St Thomas’ and Moorfields Eye Hospital London (2001-2010)
  • Singapore National Eye Centre (2010-2012)

Research interest / experience:

  • Doctoral thesis (MD) at St Thomas’ with Professor John Marshall on the wound healing response in the cornea after laser eye surgery and the development of novel agents to modify wound healing.
  • Wavefront laser eye surgery
  • Wound healing after laser eye surgery
  • Corneal transplantation
  • New laser eye surgery techniques
  • Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Scientific publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=angunawela%20r
  • 2.5 years of advanced specialization in the medical and surgical management of complex corneal & external eye disease, corneal transplantation, cataract surgery and laser refractive eye surgery at Moorfields and with Professor Donald Tan at Singapore

Veronica Krishna

T: 0203 369 2020

E: Veronica.Krishna@nhs.net

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