Mr Aris Konstantopoulos is a consultant ophthalmologist at Nuffield Wessex, Nuffield Guildford, Spire Southampton, and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical activities focus on conditions of the cornea and the lens and he regularly carries out corneal and cataract surgery. Mr Konstantopoulos sees patients with astigmatism and refractive errors who may suffer from keratoconus and corneal conditions requiring corneal transplantation, such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Mr Konstantopoulos also partakes in theatre sessions dedicated to collagen-cross linking, cataract surgery and corneal surgery, and laser vision correction.
He also treats more complex refractive cataract cases and has a clinical interest in patients with keratoconus and high astigmatism and has a theatre list for collagen cross-linking, a treatment that greatly improves and stabilises the condition. Mr Konstantopoulos graduated from the University of Glasgow and completed his ophthalmology training in hospitals of the Oxford and Wessex Deaneries. Fascinated by the beauty of the cornea, Mr Konstantopoulos specialised in conditions of the anterior segment of the eye. He completed two years of advanced training (fellowship) on ‘Cornea and external eye disease' at University Hospital Southampton and University of Southampton. Mr Konstantopoulos focused his research on how to use optical coherence tomography imaging for the diagnosis of conditions of the cornea, which led to the award of a PhD degree and numerous international and national awards.
He later subspecialised in lamellar corneal transplantation and refractive surgery with a fellowship at the Singapore National Eye Centre, one of the most prestigious and advanced ophthalmology institutions in the world. Since subspecialising, he has now incorporated new practices and innovations when carrying out corneal transplantation, laser refractive surgery and treatment for conditions of the cornea.