Mr Perera qualified from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1984. Having obtained the Diploma in Ophthalmology in 1987 he won a World Health Organisation scholarship to study Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist in 1991, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993. After training in hospitals in the South Thames region he was appointed as an Ophthalmologist to the Royal Navy in 1994. He joined the staff of the Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust in January 1996 where he performs laser eye surgery, cataract and other ocular procedures. He has performed laser eye surgery since March 1996; his areas of special interest are cataract and refractive surgery. Mr Perera has presented scientific papers on laser eye surgery at international conferences and has been involved in teaching refractive surgery. Mr Perera joined Ultralase in 2001 and has performed over 14,000 laser eye surgery procedures.
I had the surgery 3 days ago and have to say that I have been extremely please with Ultralase throughout the entire procedure.From the initial consultation, I felt that they were rigorous in their safety practices and this is true to the actual surgery and the after-care. The consultation was not 'salesy', was very thorough and I left thinking they had the best interests for my sight; rather than just trying to sell me a lesser product so that the surgery was within my budget. I mention this because I also went for an optical express consultation (I had heard they were cheaper) - but from the start the entire appointment made me feel that they were less caring, less rigorous in their practices, and worst of all - instead of trying to offer me the treatment I wanted at a reasonable cost; they tried to push me into having a lesser treatment (no wavefront, no intralase) to get the costs down. Although on the day of my surgery; the Tottenham court road laser broke and I had to be ferried to the Hammersmith surgery to have the treatment (it took a fair few hours in total) - I felt that the staff dealt well with it and while I was frustrated at the wait; their service levels did not slip. They paid for my taxis to Hammersmith and then back home; and the surgery itself was not too rushed despite the delays.The surgery itself was pretty intrusive as you'd imagine; but Sumith Perera the surgeon put me at ease and I felt was both experienced and very capable; whom I trusted entirely.In terms of after-care; I cant give a full opinion yet until I'm fully healed - but I would definitely recommend Ultralase & Sumith Perera.
I was treated on Friday 17 October, Lasik with intralase and wavefront. I was very reassured by Dr Perera and found his manner professional and comforting. My sight is excellent, better than I expected.