ARIS KONSTANTOPOULOS

About Aris

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Aris is a consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and a founding partner at Laser Vision Eye Centre. He predominantly treats conditions of the cornea and anterior segment and specialises in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery. He has a keen academic interest, has published numerous manuscripts and regularly teaches medical and optometry students.

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Clinical expertise

Aris specialises in treatment of conditions of the anterior segment of the eye.

Conditions he treats include:

  • short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and need for reading glasses
  • keratoconus
  • corneal infection and scars
  • Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and other dystrophies
  • recurrent corneal erosion syndrome
  • pterygium

He performs corneal surgery, including:

  • corneal transplantation: DSEK, penetrating keratoplasty and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)
  • collagen cross linking, intra-corneal rings segments
  • phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK)
  • pterygium excision with conjuntivolimbal autograft

He performs cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange with:

  • standard monofocal lens
  • toric lens (for astigmatism correction)
  • extended depth of focus lens (for intermediate/near vision)
  • trifocal multifocal lens (for intermediate/near vision) ​

He performs laser vision correction, including:

  • LASIK
  • ASA (LASEK)
  • SMILE
  • PRESBYOND
  • Customised treatments, eg topography guided treatment for keratoconus

Aris has recently been appointed Professor of Vision Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, where he teaches optometry students and leads the development of a research programme on refractive errors and the diagnosis of keratoconus.

He regularly teaches clinical skills and lectures medical students at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a reviewer for many national and international ophthalmology journals.

Aris’ research has focused on optical coherence tomography and topographic imaging of the cornea. His work, carried out at the University of Southampton and Singapore Eye Research Institute, received numerous awards and led to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. He has also researched novel applications of lasers for the correction of refractive errors, including their combination with prophylactic collagen cross-linking.

Qualifications

  • MBChB – University of Glasgow

  • MRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • MSc – The University of Manchester

  • FRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • PhD – University of Southampton

Memberships

  • Registration with General Medical Council – on Specialist Register as Ophthalmologist

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • Member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery