Mr Sumith Perera

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Mr Perera is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist currently in NHS and private practice.

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Mr Perera is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist currently in NHS and private practice. He is the clinical lead at Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital Windsor and is the Lead for Eye Casualty Services for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Over 20 years’ experience medico-legal expert witness reports
  • Over 30 years clinical experience in Ophthalmology
  • Medical Negligence & Personal Injury cases accepted, Claimant and Defendant instructions
  • UK GMC Registered and in Specialist Register for Ophthalmology
  • Sound grasp of legal principles & Civil Procedures Rules
  • Scientific, impartial, analytical and logical approach
  • Key points of case grasped, summarised and presented effectively
  • Screening, Advisory and Full CPR Part 35 Compliant Reports available on Breach of Duty, Causation, Present Condition and Prognosis

Experience of giving evidence

Mr Perera has been preparing medico-legal expert witness reports for 20 years.

Cases undertaken

Mr Perera undertakes medical negligence and personal injury cases both for claimant and defendant.


Weekly clinics at Reading

Fortnightly clinics at Salisbury

Monthly Clinics in London

Qualifications & Professional memberships


Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery (2008)

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (1993)

Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist (1991)

Diploma in Community eye Health (Lon) (1988)

MBBS (University of Colombo Sri Lanka) (1983)


Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Royal College of Ophthalmologist UK

European Society of Cataract and Refractive  Surgeons


  • A red eye from carotid stenosis . Perera S, Ali H, Hoffman J, Ceccherini A. BMJ2016; 352
  • A case of dry eye secondary to ocular ischemic syndrome due to carotid artery occlusion. Perera S, Ali H, Hoffman J, Ceccherini A. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2015 Jun: 38(3): 226-7
  • Acquired melanosis of  a conjunctival autograft following pterygium surgery.Perera S, Shah AN, Lawuyi L.Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2011 Aug;34( 4):196-7.
  • Resolution of high myopia following herpes simplex keratitis. Harsum SE, Shah AN, Perera S. Clin Exp Optom. 2010 Nov;93(6):471-2)
  • A Pre Operative Mydriatic Regime Using a Single Application of Tropicamide  Novel Ophthalmic Delivery System and G.Phenylephrine 10%. Patel CK,  Bui T A, Gregariou, Perera S , ChopdarA, McLeod.BK, EYE (1995) 9, 337 – 340
  • Patient satisfaction after Photorefractive Keratectomy Shah S, Chatterjee A,Perera J.of Ref.Surgery(supplement) Dec.1997

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