Aris Konstantopoulos

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.   

Clinical expertise

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

  • keratoconus

  • corneal infection and scars

  • Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and other dystrophies

  • recurrent corneal erosion syndrome 

  • pterygium


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:





  • 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


Cataract surgery with multifocal lenses


I had corrective lenses inserted in both eyes due to cataracts by Mr Aris Konstantopoulos. I am delighted with the results. After 10 years of wearing varifocal spectacles I no longer need them. Mr Konstantopoulos explained everything in detail before and during the procedure. I want hesitate to return to this consultant should I have any other problems with my vision in the future. 

Clinic Locations

Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital 

Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital

Southampton Spire Hospital

University Hospital Southampton NHS

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Call 02381 812281

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Aris Konstantopoulos MB ChB, MSc, FRCOphth, PhD

Consultant Eye Surgeon

Cataract, cornea and refractive surgery

Consultation clinics:

  • Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW

  • Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, Guildford, GU2 7RF

  • Southampton Spire Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6UY

  • University Hospital Southampton NHS FT, SO16 6YD


Mr Aris Konstantopoulos

Aris Vision Correction

Southampton Spire Hospital

Southampton, SO16 6UY

T: 02381 812281

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