Mr Sumith Perera is a highly experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon in Reading who specialises in cataract surgery and refractive procedures. His areas of expertise include presbyopia, dry eye, blepharitis and emergency eye care. He is highly skilled in using refractive lasers and is a UK pioneer in femtosecond lasers for cataract and refractive surgery.
Mr Perera graduated from the University of Colombo and won a prestigious World Health Organisation scholarship to study ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology London. Following the completion of his training in the South Thames region and Moorfields Eye Hospital, he joined the NHS in 1996.
Mr Perera trained in LASIK surgery in Chicago, USA, in 2001. He 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 Ophthalmology. He was awarded a distinction on completion of the University of Ulster refractive surgery course.
Mr Perera is passionate about teaching, having trained many surgeons in refractive and cataract surgery. He regularly presents his work at international conferences and is often an invited speaker at many meetings.