Ms Nishani Amerasinghe

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc(Hons) FRCOphth

"Spire Healthcare provides world-class care for patients, I love working here to provide that care. The facilities are exceptional and with my expertise, patients get outstanding clinical eye care."

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I have been a consultant ophthalmologist for seven years. I am one of the leading experts in Glaucoma in the UK employing the latest medical and surgical techniques including lasers (SLT), conventional glaucoma surgery (tube and trabeculectomy), and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

To date, I have performed over 2,500 cataract replacements, over 700 glaucoma operations and over 500 glaucoma laser procedures both in the NHS and private practice.

I am an expert in complex cataract surgery, a member of the European Glaucoma Society (competitively awarded) and have been elected a Next Generation Partner in mentorship and leadership programme for the emerging leaders in glaucoma care delivery, education and research in Europe.

I am an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in all aspects of glaucoma management both surgical and medical. I also specialise in complex cataract surgery. My NHS practice is based at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, where I specialise in tertiary and super-specialist glaucoma and cataract management. 

I am the Glaucoma Service Lead at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust (UHS). I am the Ophthalmology Representative of Senior Medical Staffing Committee and am a member of the Local Consultant Negotiating Committee. At UHS I am the Postgraduate Teaching Lead for Ophthalmology.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Nishani Amerasinghe at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Glaucoma lasers
  • I-Stents
  • Peripheral iridotomy
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Trabeculectomy
  • YAG PI

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

MBBS / St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College, London / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

BSc(Hons) / Imperial College London / 1995
Bachelor of Science in the Central Nervous System in Health and Disease

FRCOphth / Royal college of Ophthalmologists / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

European Glaucoma Association

Royal college of Ophthalmologists

Britist Medical Association

UK and Éire Glaucoma Society

Professional leadership

Glaucoma Service Lead at UHS
Post Graduate Teaching Lead for Ophthalmology at UHS

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

I am happily married with three children, who keep me very busy outside work. We all enjoy travel, discovering new countries and cultures together. We also love to ski as a family.

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