Mr Aris Konstantopoulos

Consultant Eye Surgeon - Ophthalmologist

MB ChB, MSc, FRCOphth, PhD

Specialises in

I am a consultant eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) with an interest in the anterior segment of the eye and cataract surgery, working at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust since 2015.

I specialise in treating patients with cataract, refractive errors (short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism, need for reading glasses), keratoconus and corneal dystrophies, such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. I have sub-specialised in treatments of the cornea and refractive surgery, with a fellowship at the Singapore National Eye Centre and by carrying out a PhD on diagnostic applications of optical coherence tomography imaging of the cornea.

I specialise in treatments and surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Procedures I perform include cataract surgery: monofocal, toric and multifocal lens option, Refractive lens exchange: toric and multifocal lens option, Keratoconus treatments: collagen cross-linking, ATHENS protocol, intra-corneal rings, laser vision correction: LASIK, LASEK, SMILE, PRESBYOND, PTK for recurrent corneal erosion syndrome, corneal transplantation surgery: endothelial keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating keratoplasty and Pterygium excision with conjunctival-limbal autograft.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Aris Konstantopoulos at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Refractive lens exchange
  • Refractive surgery (LASIK, LASEK, SMILE)
  • Keratoconus treatment (ATHENS protocol, collagen cross-linking)
  • Corneal transplantation (DSEK, DALK, penetrating keratoplasty)

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Refractive surgery

MB ChB / University of Glasgow / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB ChB is the degree awarded at the end of training in medical school.

MSc Immunology and Immunogenetics / The University of Manchester / 2009
Master of Sciences
An MSc degree is a postgraduate qualification that is awarded after extensive and in-depth study of a specific scientific area

FRCOphth / The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London / 2013
Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The FRCOphth is the qualification that is awarded by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists towards the end of training

PhD / University of Southampton / 2017
Doctor of Philosophy
PhD is the highest university degree that is conferred after extensive research and new contribution to their field of study

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Member of UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Member of International Society of Refractive Surgery

Professional leadership

I am currently co-Clinical Lead for the Ophthalmology Care Group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

  1. Konstantopoulos A, Liu YC, Teo EP, Nyein CL, Yam GH, Mehta JS.Corneal Stability of LASIK and SMILE When Combined With Collagen Cross-Linking. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 May 20;8(3):21. doi: 10.1167/tvst.8.3.21.
  2. Turnbull AMJ, Tourkmani AK, Barbara R, Hossain PN, Anderson DF, Konstantopoulos A. Peripheral Corneal Hydrops Secondary to Pellucid Marginal Degeneration Managed With a Manually Dissected Semicircular Endothelial Keratoplasty Lenticule. Cornea. 2018 Aug;37(8):e41-e42. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001637. 
  3. Konstantopoulos A, Liu YC, Teo EP, Lwin NC, Yam GH, Mehta JS. Early wound healing and refractive response of different pocket configurations following presbyopic inlay implantation. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 24;12(2):e0172014.
  4. Ang M, Konstantopoulos A, Goh G, Htoon HM, Seah X, Lwin NC, Liu X, Chen S, Liu L, Mehta JS. Evaluation of a Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography for the Corneal Endothelium in an Animal Model. Sci Rep. 2016;6:29769.
  5. Tan XW, Thompson B, Konstantopoulos A, Goh TW, Setiawan M, Yam GH, Tan D, Khor KA, Mehta JS. Application of Graphene as Candidate Biomaterial for Synthetic Keratoprosthesis Skirt. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015;56:6605-11.
  6. Konstantopoulos A, Tan XW, Goh GT, Saraswathi P, Chen L, Nyein CL, Zhou L, Beuerman R, Tan DT, Mehta J. Prophylactic Vancomycin Drops Reduce the Severity of Early Bacterial Keratitis in Keratoprosthesis. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 13;10(10):e0139653. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139653.
  7. Hossain P, Konstantopoulos A. Blepharitis: remains a diagnostic enigma. A role for tea tree oil shampoo? Eye (Lond). 2015 Aug 21. doi: 10.1038/eye.2015.139.
  8. Liu YC, Konstantopoulos A, Riau AK, Bhayani R, Lwin NC, Teo EP, Yam HF, Mehta JS. Reproducibility of corneal biometric measurements using the Visante Omni and a rabbit experimental model of post-surgical corneal ectasia. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2015;4:16.
  9. Konstantopoulos A, Mehta JS. Conventional Versus Accelerated Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus. Eye Contact Lens. 2015;41:65-71.
  10. Konstantopoulos A, Mehta JS. Surgical compensation of presbyopia with corneal inlays. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2015;12:341-52.
  11. Tsatsos M, Konstantopoulos A, Hossain P, Anderson D. Presoaking with BSS used for thin manually dissected DSEK (TMDSEK): a viable option for thin DSEK. Eye. 2014;28:701-4.
  12. Konstantopoulos A, Yadegardar M, Yadegarfar G, Stinghe A, Macleod A, Jacob A, Hossain P. Deep sclerectomy versus trabeculectomy: a morphological study with anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Br J Ophthalmol 2013;97:708-14.
  13. Konstantopoulos A, Yadegarfar G, Fievez M, Anderson D, Hossain P. In-vivo quantification of bacterial keratitis with optical coherence tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011; 52:1093–1097.
  14. Milia M, Konstantopoulos A, Stavrakas P, Toufeeq A. Pseudoexfoliation and opacification of intraocular lenses. Case Report Ophthalmol. 2011;2:287-90.
  15. Shinton AJ, Tsatsos M, Konstantopoulos A, Goverdhan S, Elsahn AF, Anderson DF, Hossain P. Impact of graft thickness on visual acuity after Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty. Br J Ophthalmol 2011;96:246-9.
  16. Konstantopoulos A and Hossain PN. Limitations of Fourier Domain OCT. J Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2010; 36:534.
  17. Konstantopoulos A, Yadegarfar G, Madhusudhana K, Canning CR, Luff AJ, Anderson DF, Hossain PN. Prognostic factors that determine visual outcome following cataract surgery complicated by vitreous loss. Eur J Ophthalmol 2009; 19:247-253.
  18. Konstantopoulos A, Kuo J, Anderson DF and Hossain PN. Assessment of the use of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in microbial keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol 2008; 146:534-542.
  19. Konstantopoulos A, Williams CPR and Luff AJ. Outcome of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide in post-operative cystoid macular oedema. Eye 2008; 22:219-222.
  20. Konstantopoulos A and Luff AJ. Association of sleep apnoea and non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy. Br J Ophthalmol, E-letter.
  21. Konstantopoulos A, Yadegarfar G and Elgohary M. Near work, education, family history and myopia in Greek conscripts. Eye 2008; 22:542-546.
  22. Konstantopoulos A, Williams CPR, Newsom RS and Luff AJ. Ocular morbidity associated with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide. Eye 2007; 21:317-320.
  23. Williams CPR, Konstantopoulos A, Rowley SX and Luff AJ. Late intraocular pressure rise after intravitreal triamcinolone. Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2007; 35:385-386.
  24. Konstantopoulos A, Madhusudhana K, Yadegarfar G and Lotery A. Age and complication rate in cataract surgery. Br J Ophthalmol 2007; 91:1254.
  25. Konstantopoulos A, Hossain PN and Anderson DF. Recent advances in anterior segment imaging devices: a new era in ophthalmic diagnosis? Br J Ophthalmol 2007; 91:551-557.

Consultant Eye Surgeon - Ophthalmologist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Professor of Vision Sciences, University of Portsmouth