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Mr Sumith Perera
Mr Sumith Perera
MBBS, DCEH, MRCOphth, FRCS, Cert. LRS
Ophthalmology
19 reviews

About

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.

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Medical Procedures

  • Laser refractive surgery – LASIK/LASEK/LASIK Xtra
  • Cataract surgery
  • Freedom from glasses – Refractive lens exchange
  • YAG capsulotomy

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Special Interests

  • Keratoconus
  • Glaucoma

Education

Qualifications:

  • MBBS University of Colombo
  • DCEH The University of London
  • MRCOphth The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 
  • FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Cert.LRS The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
  • UK& Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

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4.9

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Mr Perera was very polite and friendly, not at all intimidating. He explained things well and at my request did not talk me through the surgery whilst he was performing it which worked well for me.
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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11-11-2019
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Extremely professional and efficient throughout.
Patient seen for:Lense Replacement
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29-08-2019
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Caring and clear
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28-08-2019
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Mr Perera was fantastic at explaining the procedure to me and talking through all the risks. I felt that he gave me an honest appraisal and answered all my questions patiently. On the day itself, he was extremely professional.
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23-08-2019
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Mr Perera was fantastic. He explained everything very well and always asked if I was ok. I would definitely recommend him to do the Lasik procedure.
Patient seen for:Lasik treatment
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23-08-2019
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Very courteous and professional treatment.
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23-08-2019
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Mr Sumith Perera explained everything to me and reassured me as I was a bit nervous
Patient seen for:Cataracts
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23-08-2019
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I need to have the cateract in my other done and I would like Mr Perera to do it as my first experience of his work is excellent.
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22-08-2019
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Really clear, plenty of experience and very friendly throughout
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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22-08-2019
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Excellent Doctor. Very friendly and answered all questions with a great deal of patience.
Patient seen for:Laser Eye Surgery
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22-08-2019
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