Personal profile

Ms Poorna Abeysiri is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist and specialises in cataract surgery (including complex cataracts); general ophthalmology; glaucoma and glaucoma surgery including YAG and SLT laser procedures; dry eyes and blepharitis; minor operative procedures of the eyelids.

Ms Abeysiri has over ten years of experience as a consultant and specialises in cataract surgery. She is a very experienced high volume surgeon for routine and complex cataract procedures, with very good outcomes, in regular audits of her work.

She also specialises in the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma with fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Dunedin University Hospital New Zealand. She is competent in enhanced trabeculectomy and glaucoma tube surgery and in the use of local and systemic fibrosis suppression in high-risk surgical cases.

She performs YAG, Argon and SLT laser procedures for glaucoma and capsulotomy post-cataract.

She has published research in several reputed journals including The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Archives of Ophthalmology and Graefes Archives. She has presented research and audits at international and national conferences.

Ms Abeysiri has a masters in medical education and is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, having held several other roles including Regional Advisor, College Tutor and Educational Supervisor. She teaches ophthalmic surgery to London deanery ophthalmic trainees.

Clinical Interests:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Dry eyes, watery eyes, Blepharitis/sticky itchy eyelids
  • Minor operative procedures such as lid cyst surgery

Year qualified:

1996