Mr Theocharis Papanikolaou

Consultant Ophthalmologist


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Mr Papanikolaou's additional treatments:

  • Fluroscein angiography
  • Intravitreal injection of pharmaceutical for neovascular age related macular degeneration
  • Laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy
  • YAG laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens


Mr Papanikolaou is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. For the last eight years he has held a substantive consultant post at North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK. He is one of the medical retina specialists and he also has the role of the Lead Clinician of the Retina Department within the Hospital Eye Services.

During his time there he led the development of a specialised “Macular Services” department which deals primarily with Diabetic Eye Disease and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).


He has completed a fellowship in Medical Retina Disease at Addenbrooke’s University Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom. He also has an interest in Inflammatory Eye Disease and has undergone training in the management of routine and complex cases at the world renowned, Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Apart from his special interest in retinal diseases, he deals with the full range of general ophthalmic conditions.


Mr Papanikolaou has a particular interest in cataract surgery. He has been undertaking supervision, teaching and training of junior ophthalmologists in cataract surgery for many years. He has successfully treated a high number of patients and his surgical complication rates are well below the UK national average. Mr Papanikolaou prides himself in the provision of a very high quality service to all patients.

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Vein Occlusions
  • Glaucoma

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