Consultant Profile

Mr Michael Karampelas

Mr Michael Karampelas MD FEBO MRCOPHTH
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:

Retinal vascular disease, age related macular degeneration, intraocular inflammation, intravitreal treatments, retinal laser surgery, general ophthalmology.

Research interests:

Novel pharmacological agents for the treatment of retinal and choroidal neovascularization.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, West Herts NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Michael Karampelas is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital where he leads the medical retina service. He has had subspecialist training in the fields of medical retina and uveitis. His particular area of clinical interest lies in the management of uveitis (intra-ocular inflammation), age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Mr Karampelas qualified at University of Athens Medical School, Greece in 2002, and after completing his general ophthalmic training, he spent three years in subspecialist fellowships in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Mr Karampelas has a strong interest in teaching and research, having worked as a UCL under-graduate lecturer as well as a research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital clinical trials unit. He has several peer reviewed publications and he is an invited reviewer for  international journals. He has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing intra-ocular inflammation, a challenging and demanding field.

Mr Karampelas always puts the needs of his patients first. In a very friendly and approachable way, he explains in detail the nature of eye conditions and advises on best treatments.  

Personal profile:

Outside work, I enjoy the theatre, music, sports and reading quantum physics.

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Mr Michael Karampelas

Mr Michael Karampelas Ophthalmology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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