About Ms Amerasinghe

Ms Amerasinghe is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon based at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery.

She is 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). She is an expert complex cataract surgeon using the latest innovative techniques.

Additionally, she is the author of the British Medical Journal Best Practice Guide to Open Angle Glaucoma.

Ms Amerasinghe has been performing cataract and glaucoma surgery for more than 17 years having done thousands of procedures with a very low complication rate.

She graduated from the Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s, London, in 1998.

She trained on the Wessex Ophthalmology Rotation where she additionally completed an Advanced Speciality (Glaucoma) Training Opportunity (ASTO) between Southampton and Portsmouth Hospitals.

Subsequently, she undertook a further 2 years advanced training as a Clinical Glaucoma Research Fellow at the world renowned Singapore National Eye Centre, and a Clinical Glaucoma fellowship at the internationally acclaimed Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Her research projects included a large study looking into the heritability of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma which was a joint project with the Singapore National Eye Centre and University College of London Institute of Ophthalmology.

She has won academic scholarships and prizes throughout her career as well publishing many papers and reviewing for the major Ophthalmology journals.

Ms Amerasinghe has been an invited speaker for many national and international meetings especially on Angle Closure and Surgical treatment of Glaucoma.

She can be found on the General Medical Council's Specialist register for Ophthalmology.

She is happily married with three children.


BSc (Hons) University of London 1995
MB BS University of London 1998
MRCOphth London 2002
FRCOphth London 2011

NHS Work

Ms Amerasinghe is a full time Consultant Eye Surgeon at Southampton University Hospital Trust


General Medical Council
Fellow of the Royal College of
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
UK & Eire Glaucoma Society

Multiple clinics across Hampshire

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