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.
Aris is a UK trained consultant eye surgeon with over 15 years experience in ophthalmology. He consults at various NHS and private hospitals, giving him access to the best diagnostic and surgical equipment.
He completed his medical degree (MB ChB) at the University of Glasgow, the fourth oldest university in the UK. He then moved south for his ophthalmology training in hospitals of the Oxford and Wessex Deaneries. Aris specialised in treatments and surgery of the cornea, ocular surface and cataract at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Aris sub-specialised further with a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the Singapore National Eye Centre, one of the most prestigious eye institutions in the world, and worked with pioneers of corneal and laser vision correction surgery Professors Donald Tan and Jod Mehta. He then returned to the UK to take up the post of Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.
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
- corneal infection and scars
- Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and other dystrophies
- recurrent corneal erosion syndrome
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:
- ASA (LASEK)
- 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.
MBChB – University of Glasgow
MRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists
MSc – The University of Manchester
FRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists
PhD – University of Southampton
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