Mr Nuwan Niyadurupola

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc(Hons) BM MD FRCOphth

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I trained in Ophthalmology at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge) and at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Norwich). I have completed two internationally renowned glaucoma fellowships at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK, and at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. During these fellowships I was trained in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma patients including complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. I was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2013.

I specialise in small-incision cataract surgery to improve vision and reduce the requirement for glasses post-operatively. I perform complex glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy with anti-wound healing augmentation, trabeculectomy bleb revision, and glaucoma drainage device implantation) and also specialise in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, and iStent and Xen implantation). I have extensive experience in laser procedures for glaucoma, such as laser peripheral iridotomy, laser iridoplasty, selective laser trabeculoplasty and diode laser cyclophotocoagulation.

I have performed over 3,000 cataract operations and over 1,400 glaucoma procedures over my 15 year career in Ophthalmology. My complication rate is much lower than the published national average.

I hold the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School (University of East Anglia). I am the lead for Ophthalmology undergraduate training at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

I have an interest in both clinical and laboratory glaucoma research. I was awarded my research degree (Doctorate of Medicine MD) for developing a human organotypic retinal culture model for glaucoma research, a model that is successfully used at the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge.

I have been involved with charity work in Ethiopia and China, training doctors and other health professionals in eye treatment and surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nuwan Niyadurupola at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Glaucoma treatment and surgery

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

Mr Niyadurupola is a reviewer for the following journals:
Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Current Eye Research, BMC Ophthalmology, Translational Vision Science and Technology Journal, Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research, Journal of Drug Design, Development and Therapy, Experimental Gerontology, Journal of Medical Case Reports and Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System.

Mr Nuwan Niyadurupola has published research work in many peer-reviewed journals including:
British Journal of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Neuroscience Letters, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Eye, Community Eye Health Journal, Expert Review of Ophthalmology, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye and Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Journal.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia.

I am married and live in Norwich. I love sports - I'm a black belt in karate and play tennis regularly. I am trained in ballroom and Latin dancing and now dance salsa.

I enjoy travelling the world and learning about other cultures.

I can confirm that I have no financial interest in the hospital and/or Spire Healthcare.
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