Romesh Angunawela BM, MD, FRCOphth, FRCSEd



Moorfields Eye Hospital Private Patients
Arthur Steele Unit, 205-207 City Road
London, UK EC1V9JN
+44 (0) 20 7 521 4641


Dr. Romesh Angunawela



An Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Angunawela by the AAO.

Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery in Oxford and the surrounding area

Romesh Angunawela, BM, MD, FRCOphth, FRCSEd, is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where he specializes in complex corneal disease, corneal transplantation surgery, cataract surgery and laser eye surgery.

Dr. Angunawela graduated from Southampton University Medical School (BM) where he was awarded the Altounyan Prize for research into the prevention of stroke related brain injury. He did his ophthalmic training at prestigious institutions, including St Thomas' Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In 2003, he was selected by Professor John Marshall, one of the pioneers of laser refractive surgery, as a research fellow and spent two years researching novel mechanisms to alter the corneal wound healing response to laser eye surgery. He received a doctorate (MD) from the University of London for his thesis on corneal wound healing after refractive surgery and has published nearly 50 scientific papers in peer reviewed medical journals, largely focusing on laser vision correction. Following his residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, he went on to advanced specialization as a fellow in corneal and laser refractive surgery in highly sought after fellowship programs at Moorfields Eye Hospital and at the Singapore National Eye Centre. He was given a full Pfizer fellowship award by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) to complete 18 months as a corneal and refractive fellow to Professor Donald Tan in Singapore (Current President of the Cornea Society). Mr. Angunawela is one of the few eye surgeons to have completed more than two years of advanced specialization in cornea and refractive surgery in the UK.

Dr. Angunawela is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd). He is a member of the American, European, and UK and Ireland Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS, ESCRS, UKISCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He was awarded an Achievement Award by the AAO in 2009. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and teaches on a number of cataract surgery and refractive surgery courses for other ophthalmologists. He is currently Corneal Section Editor for Current Medical Literature - Ophthalmology.


Dr. Angunawela is a member of several professional organizations.

Dr. Angunawela has received the following awards:

  • Special Cases Prize. ESCRS 2011
  • Achievement Award. AAO 2011
  • Best paper Zeiss User Group meeting. 2011
  • Santen Award. ARVO 2010
  • Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship Award. Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2010
  • Moorfields Surgeons Association travel award 2010
  • Allergan Research Fellowship Award. Runner up 2009
  • Fight for Sight Award Finalist. Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2008
  • 'Best of Show' Award. AAO 2008
  • Allergan Research Fellowship Award. Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Winner 2008
  • Founders Gold Medal. UKISCRS 2007
  • Cataract Surgery Category Prize. ESCRS 2007
  • Allergan Research Fellowship Award. Runner up 2007
  • 'Best of Show' Award. ASCRS. 2005
  • Refractive Surgery Prize. UKISCRS 2004
  • Founders Gold Medal. UKISCRS 2004
  • Sir William Lister/Dorey Bequest Prize. Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2003
  • St Thomas' Hospital Teaching Fund Award 2003
  • Altounyan Research Prize. University of Southampton 1997

Your Vision Correction with Dr. Angunawela

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK


Dr. Angunawela specializes in advanced wavefront laser eye surgery for long/short sightedness and astigmatism. He performs bladeless Intralase LASIK using the newest Intralase IFS 150 femtosecond laser together with the advanced Schwind Amaris 750s excimer laser, which offers six-dimensional eye tracking, for unparalleled treatment precision. Apart from LASIK, he also performs LASEK and PRK for patients for whom LASIK may be unsuitable.

In addition, for patients with extreme myopia (short sightedness) or hyperopia (long sightedness), for whom conventional LASIK may not be an option, Dr. Angunawela offers the Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens) or refractive lens exchange with or without laser treatment. The options available to you will be discussed at the time of your consultation. Enhancement surgery is performed with no further cost to the patient.

Dr. Angunawela also performs bioptics, which is a combination of ICL implantation or refractive lens exchange and laser eye surgery. Dr. Angunawela consults exclusively at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

To get in touch with Dr. Angunawela, please click on the "email the surgeon" button below or call +44 (0) 20 7 521 4641.

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About Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Moorfields Eye Hospital Crest

Moorfields Eye Hospital is a centre of excellence for treatment of diseases of the eye and one of the leading eye hospitals in the world. Founded in 1805, it is the largest eye hospital in the world, treating over 260,000 patients annually across the full spectrum of eye disease. Together with the Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields is also the largest ophthalmic research center in the world and has pioneered many treatments to prevent blindness, including being the first center in the world to perform gene therapy for retinal blindness. Moorfields is the leading teaching center for ophthalmologists in Europe. Its crest bears the words ‘Fiat Lux’, meaning, let there be light. The hospital and its staff work tirelessly to provide the highest standard of care for their patients and to alleviate the burden of eye disease.

Laser vision correction has been available at Moorfields Eye Hospital for nearly 20 years, and is performed to the same standard of excellence and care received by all patients entering its doors. Moorfields remains at the leading edge of laser eye surgery technology by upgrading its lasers every two to three years.

What Do Patients Say About Dr. Angunawela?

"…My wife and I especially want to thank you for your excellent care and concerns for our daughter. Your follow up visits and phone calls to our daughter were greatly appreciated and reassured us that she was not only getting excellent care, but in the hands of a kind, compassionate surgeon. It was so difficult for us to have that faith and trust with an ocean separating us from our daughter and her medical care providers. Your attention to our daughter was above and beyond the norm. We sincerely thank you; however simple words could never express the depth of our appreciation. Stacy plans on returning to London in Sept. to complete her Master's degree and will be seeing you in follow up." —Victor and Joy Soderstrom, Minnesota, USA

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