Mr Perera is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange and laser refractive surgery.
After qualifying from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Mr Perera won a World Health Organisation scholarship to train in ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 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 NHS in January 1996 and is currently a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust and Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor.
Mr Perera’s areas of special interest are Primary Care Ophthalmology, cataract surgery with monofocal / multifocal / toric lens implantation and laser refractive surgery. He has performed more than 20,000 cataract and laser refractive surgical procedures. Mr Perera has presented scientific papers on laser eye surgery at international conferences and has been involved in teaching refractive surgery. He is an accredited laser refractive surgeon having obtained the certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.