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. In addition he has a special interest in emergency eye care, blepharitis and dry eyes.
Soon after qualifying from the University of Colombo 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. Currently he is a substantive consultant ophthalmic surgeon with special interest in cataract surgery and the clinical lead for emergency eye care at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor.
He trained in LASIK surgery in Chicago USA in 2001, and was one of the earliest surgeons to perform LASIK surgery in England. He is an accredited laser refractive surgeon having obtained the Certificate in Laser refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologist. He is in the Ophthalmology specialist register of the General Medical Council. He was awarded a distinction on completion of the University of Ulster Refractive Surgery Course.
Mr.Perera is passionate about teaching and has trained many surgeons in refractive and cataract surgery. He has regularly presented his work at international conferences and has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings.
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.