Mr Nuwan Niyadurupola

Mr Nuwan Niyadurupola

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
BSc(Hons) BM MD FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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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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Professional profile

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 3000 cataract operations and over 1400 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.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

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Qualification and professional memberships

BM / University of Southampton / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine
BM is a degree given to those who have completed their primary medical training

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
Member of the British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Mr Nuwan Niyadurupola holds the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School (University of East Anglia). He is the lead for Ophthalmology undergraduate training at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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

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Personal Profile

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.

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Financial Interests

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

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Private contact details

Private secretary Ms Anna Smith
Private secretary telephone 01603 813732
Private secretary email