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Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos

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

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Location: London

Professional Profile

Mr Lascaratos is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery at King’s College Hospital, London. He prides himself on delivering the highest quality patient care and is committed to providing a personalised approach to eye care with a focus on patient experience and clinical outcomes.

He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at King’s College London and at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He has served as a Member of the European Glaucoma Panel IV and Mentoring Programme and is a regular examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is also the Lead for the ophthalmology urgent referral service at King’s College Hospital.

Mr Lascaratos completed the South Thames surgical training programme in ophthalmology in London, including subspecialty glaucoma fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and has more than twelve years’ experience in Ophthalmology.

He specialises in the medical, laser and surgical management of all types of adult glaucoma, including trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt devices, cutting edge minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, glaucoma revision surgery and complex cataract surgery, especially in patients with glaucoma. His cataract complication rate is less than 0.5 per cent, which is way below the national average, despite the complexity of the operations he performs. He also offers premium intraocular lenses to correct astigmatism and reduce spectacle dependence for near and distance.

Mr Lascaratos has a passion for translational clinical research and is currently the Principal Investigator for a large prospective study between Moorfields and King’s College investigating the role of mitochondrial function as a novel biomarker for glaucoma. Based on his innovative PhD work in Glaucoma at University College London and his MSc work at Oxford University he has unique expertise in cellular bioenergetics in glaucoma and its relevance to the development of new glaucoma treatments.

Specialises In

Glaucoma

Cataract

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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

Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, USA

Member of the International Society for Eye Research

Member of the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society

Member of the British Medical Association

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