Mr Sidath Liyanage



GMC number: 6072910

Practising since: 2003



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Mr Sidath Liyanage is a Consultant Ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery; vitreoretinal surgery on conditions including macular holes, epiretinal membranes and retinal detachment surgery; and medical treatment of retinal conditions (medical retina), including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vascular disorders of the retina.

Mr Liyanage studied medicine at University College London, qualifying third in his year with distinctions. While in medical school, he won the Duke Elder undergraduate prize examination, held by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for aspiring ophthalmologists.

He underwent his ophthalmic specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Upon completion of his training, he was awarded the Harcourt medal by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for first place in their international consultant examinations. Following this, he furthered his specialist interest in retinal conditions by training as a fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, spending one year managing medical retina conditions and two years performing vitreoretinal surgery.

Mr Liyanage currently leads the vitreoretinal service at the Bristol Eye Hospital, and is actively involved in teaching on their international fellowship programme that teaches surgeons advanced surgical techniques. He has also lectured on national and international instructional courses in vitreoretinal surgery.

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Special interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Premium intraocular lenses
  • Toric intraocular lenses
  • Multifocal intraocular lenses
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Macular Hole
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Retinal detachment
  • Vitreous floaters or haemorrhage
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • High myopia and other complex or high risk cataract surgery
  • Surgery for complications of cataract surgery including dislocated lenses or dropped cataracts         

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sidath Liyanage at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Sidath Liyanage works with

Related experience


In 2012, Mr Liyanage was awarded £250,000 in a national competitive process by the Medical Research Council and Fight for Sight to investigate new ways of treating wet age-related macular degeneration. He performed his research at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London and was awarded a PhD by University College London for its successful completion.

He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol and participates in clinical research trials on new treatments for medical retinal conditions such as macular degeneration. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers on clinical ophthalmology and basic science research in international journals. He also sits on the board of trustees for the National Eye Research Charity.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bristol Eye Hospital

Insurers Mr Sidath Liyanage works with

Mr Sidath Liyanage works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

Mr Sidath Liyanage has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Mr Liyanage is legally obliged to inform you that he owns a range of Ophthalmology equipment used at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital including: • CSO MS39 • CSO Osiris-T • CSO Elite digital slit-lamp SL9900 x 2 • CSO Perseus • Zeiss Cirius 6000 Angioplex • Zeiss IOL Master 700 • Avedro KXL1b • Haag Streit Allegra operating microscope with EF5001 wireless foot switch • CSO F10000 chair • CSO F6000 chair • CSO Type T tonometer x 2 • CSO Etolle II x2 • CSO Phoropter arm x 2 • Reichert Refractor Head x 2 • Lacrystim • Nidek LM-7 Lensmeter

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