Mr Harry Tossounis


BSc (Hons), MSc, FRCOphth

GMC number: 6121515



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Mr Harry Tossounis is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, University Hospitals Dorset and Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital.
Mr Tossounis completed his ophthalmic training at Wessex Deanery. During training, he worked at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and at University Hospitals Southampton Eye Department. Furthermore, he also completed 2 medical and surgical retina fellowships, at University Hospitals Southampton and at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

During training, Mr Tossounis acquired the clinical and surgical skills and expertise required to manage a wide variety of ophthalmic conditions and perform high-complexity surgical interventions such as complex cataract operations, secondary intraocular lens implants and complex vitreoretinal procedures. He has participated in several publications on peer review journals and continues research work in his current role.

As an NHS Consultant, he trains the junior trainees of the Wessex Deanery Ophthalmic programme and leads on several teaching and research projects at the University Hospitals Dorset, and Royal Bournemouth Hospital Eye Department.

Special interests

Cataract Surgery – Simple and Complex

Vitreoretinal Surgery – Retinal Detachment Repair, Macular Hole Repair, Vitreomacular traction syndrome, Epiretinal Membrane, Floaters, Vitreous Haemorrhage and Diabetes (including complex Diabetic surgery)

Medical Retina – Macular Degeneration (Wet and Dry), Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Vein Occlusions, Anti VEGF injections

YAG posterior capsulotomy laser

YAG peripheral iridotomy laser (glaucoma)

SLT laser (glaucoma)

OCT retina scan/Optic nerve scan

Pentacam corneal topography 

Visual fields test (glaucoma)

General Ophthalmology consultations and advice.

Other interests

People’s fear of losing their sight is among the top 5 worst fears in life. There is nothing more rewarding than helping patients retain their vision, prevent sight loss and improve the quality of their life.

My patients’ care and treatment is tailored to their needs and medical circumstances. It is a personalised approach and not a generic medical management which most of the time gets the patients puzzled about their treatment and care.

I strongly believe that a well-informed patient with a clear simple explanation and a realistic management plan is more likely to follow medical advice and be reassured about their condition.

Personal interests

I am married and I am the father of 2 boys. Despite the busy workload I try and spend quality time with my family by utilising most of the weekends and annual leave with trips to the countryside and abroad. I enjoy swimming and playing tennis with my sons and wife. We also enjoy outdoor walks and activities.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Harry Tossounis at Nuffield Health

  • Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Harry Tossounis works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, University Hospitals Dorset
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist Royal Bournemouth Hospital Eye Department


Mr Harry Tossounis does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Harry Tossounis does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Harry Tossounis does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.