Mr Sumith Perera

Mr Sumith Perera

MBBS, DCEH, MRCOphth, FRCS, Cert. LRS

Ophthalmology

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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4.9
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very calm and clear with answers to questions.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4061272

Consultation fees

New appointment: £225

Follow-up appointment: £125

Practices worked at

Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey

10 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU2 7YF
109 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
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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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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

Very calm and clear with answers to questions.

Patient seen for:
Lense Replacement Eye Surgery
13-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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
11-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Extremely professional and efficient throughout.

Patient seen for:
Lense Replacement
29-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Caring and clear

28-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

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.

23-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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
23-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very courteous and professional treatment.

23-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Sumith Perera explained everything to me and reassured me as I was a bit nervous

Patient seen for:
Cataracts
23-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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4

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.

22-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Really clear, plenty of experience and very friendly throughout

Patient seen for:
Laser Eye Surgery
22-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent Doctor. Very friendly and answered all questions with a great deal of patience.

Patient seen for:
Laser Eye Surgery
22-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Perera explained everything very clearly on my initial consultation and before the procedure took place. He was very reassuring.

Patient seen for:
Multifocal Intraocular Lens
22-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very pleasant throughout from initial consultation, through surgery and after care. Felt in safe hands

12-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Thank you and to all your nurses.....

24-07-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

From the moment I stepped into the hospital in the Harley Street district, the care was fantastic. The whole procedure was explained to me thoroughly, all my questions were answered, so I had no worries. Of course I was a little apprehensive – like many, I am squeamish about eyes, but I am so delighted in the results. I have just had my final follow-up and I have better than 20:20 vision in both eyes, so can see perfectly short and long distance. It’s fabulous, my confidence is back and I feel like a different person!

16-05-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

Overall experience excellent, all members of staff friendly and helpful. Reassuring explanation of procedure given throughout my eye surgery.

29-03-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

I was treated as a person and not as a number.

29-03-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

I have already recommended you to 2 friends.

29-03-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

Every single time we had to visit we received exceptional service!!

29-03-2017
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr.perera had a very professional medical manner very pleased with the suregry facilities and level of care

19-12-2016

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