Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MSc(Oxon), MRCSEd, PhD(UCL), FRCOphth

"Spire London East offers excellent facilities for the treatment of glaucoma and cataract patients, together with friendly and professional care. The whole team is here to help."


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I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at King's College Hospital, one of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in London. I am an expert in glaucoma and cataract surgery and have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

I specialise in the medical and surgical management of all types of adult glaucoma, including cutting edge minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt devices, glaucoma revision surgery and complex cataract surgery.

I also offer premium intraocular lenses for my cataract patients, including toric lenses to correct astigmatism and multifocal lenses to reduce spectacle dependence for near and distance.

I am an honorary clinical senior lecturer in ophthalmology at King's College London and at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London.

In addition to my clinical work, I have a passion for translational clinical research and I am currently the Principal Investigator for a large prospective study between Moorfields and King's College Hospital investigating the role of mitochondrial function as a novel biomarker for glaucoma. I am also the Principal Investigator at King's for several multicentre interventional clinical trials in glaucoma and other observational studies.

Based on my innovative clinical research in glaucoma at University College London and at Oxford University I have unique expertise in cellular bioenergetics in glaucoma and its relevance to the development of new glaucoma treatments.

I have served as a Member of the European Glaucoma Panel IV and Mentoring Programme and I am a regular examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. National Awards: IGA/UKEGS Research Award: Identifying the genetic basis for heritable normal tension glaucoma, with a focus on mitochondrial function. Fight for Sight New Lecturer Award: Systemic mitochondrial function as a clinically useful novel biomarker for open angle glaucoma.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Medical and surgical management of all types of adult glaucoma
  • Trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt devices
  • Cutting edge minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Ophthalmology

Special clinical interest: Cataract surgery including premium lenses; medical management of glaucoma and monitoring; laser for glaucoma including SLT, laser peripheral iridotomy and cyclodiode laser; minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) to improve eye pressure control and/or reduce need for drops; trabeculectomy and tube surgery; glaucoma revision surgery; complex cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma; eyelid cyst surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London / 2015
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Degree given after completing the Royal College exams in ophthalmology

PhD in Glaucoma / University College London / 2014
Higher degree

MRCSEd / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2009
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Degree given after completing the Royal College of Surgeons exams in ophthalmology

MSc(Oxon) in Glaucoma / University of Oxford, St Peter's College / 2007
Masters Degree


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Specialist Registration General Medical Council (GMC), UK

Member (Glaucoma section) of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Member of Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)

Affiliate member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the European Glaucoma Panel (EGP) IV and Mentoring Programme (2012-2015)


Professional leadership

I am currently the clinical lead for the ophthalmology urgent referral service at King's College Hospital, London.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at King's College Hospital, London with a special interest in cataract surgery and glaucoma

Hon Clinical Senior Lecturer at King's College London and at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Contact information

Website https://glaucoma-cataractcarelondon.co.uk/
Private secretary Rezena Welbourn
Private secretary telephone 07788 675696.
Private secretary email secretary@glaucoma-cataractcarelondon.co.uk