Mr Chrysostomos Dimitriou

Ophthalmologist in Essex

MBChB(Hons) MD FEBOphth FRCOphth FEBOS(Glau) PGCertMedEd(HealthCare)

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Mr Chrysostomos Dimitriou is an award-winning, substantive consultant ophthalmic surgeon, specialising in modern cataract surgery and glaucoma therapy, as well as all general eye conditions. He regularly performs small-incision phacoemulsification and femto-laser assisted cataract surgery (>33-40 operations per week) both routine and advanced in near-sighted and short-sighted eyes with small pupils, angle closure, narrow chambers, and co-existing glaucoma.

Mr Dimitriou is the lead clinician for cataract and glaucoma at the OAKS Hospital in Colchester, as well as East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) for Private Patients. He has performed in excess of 12,000 cataract operations and 3,000 MiGS procedures (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) and is currently recognised as the eye surgeon with the highest number of successful MiGS procedures in the whole of East Anglia to include SLT laser, micro-pulse laser, XEN45, iStent G2 w inject, KDB, PRESERFLO, HYDRUS, OMNI, iTRACK Advance, TrabEx+, MINIject, MiMS, and more recently excimer laser trabeculostomy (ELiOS), one of the first surgeons in the country to adopt those new technologies.

Mr Dimitriou regularly offers combined cataract and glaucoma procedures with micro-stents, micro-catheters and lasers to relieve the burden of glaucoma eye-drops. He performed the first ever XEN45 glaucoma sub-conjunctival micro-stent implantation at Essex County Hospital (15.6.2016@ECH), Baerveldt glaucoma tube implantation (19.4.2017@ECH), CyPass glaucoma supraciliary micro-stent implantation (22.11.2017@ECH) and i-Stent G2 glaucoma trans-trabecular micro-stent implantation (6.12.2017@ECH).

Mr Dimitriou completed comprehensive training at The Royal United Hospital in Bath, The Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor and The Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) in Guildford (2007-2012). He received further sub-specialty training at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (2012-2015). He has also completed a full-year fellowship in MIGS at RSCH (2016-2017).

Mr Dimitriou serves as principal investigator for major glaucoma research studies, including the National East Anglian POEM Study, International XEN45 in Angle Closure Multi-Centre Study, Pan-European MASTERS CyPass Study, TRITON, ARTEMIS, ATHENA Bimatoprost slow-release implant trials and more recently STAR VI and STAR LiFE trials for MINIject supraciliary glaucoma implants.

Mr Dimitriou has featured twice on the Daily Mail for his contributions to modern cataract and glaucoma surgery and is lecturing around the world on a regular basis, whilst publishing his research and audit results in peer reviewed journals. Mr Dimitriou, senior full-time consultant ophthalmologist, also serves as the surgical tutor and MiGS simulation lead for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in Colchester and ESNEFT. He has been awarded a Level 2 Clinical Excellence Award (2019) in acknowledgment of his efforts to bring those new treatment modalities to everyday clinical practice for the benefit of his cataract and glaucoma patients. He has also been presented with the 2023 Rob Brierly Educational Award by ESNEFT as the Top Medical Trainer for the Trust in acknowledgement of his tireless efforts to educate and support the next generation of ophthalmologists and eye surgeons in the East of England and beyond.

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10/01/2024

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Would highly recommend Mr C Dimitriou

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25/10/2023

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19/10/2023

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Good experience thank you

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11/10/2023

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I don’t live in Colchester but I happily under take a 55 mile trip to see Mr Dimitriou as I would not want any one else to manage my eye care


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