Mr Stephen Lash


BM, BSc (Hons), MCOptom, FRCOphth, MBA

GMC number: 4666945

Practising since: 2000


Ophthalmic Surgery, Ophthalmology

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  • Wednesday evenings alternate weeks 17:30-20:00
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Stephen is head of the Vitreoretinal unit at University Hospital Southampton where he has been a consultant for over 10 years treating the full range of retinal diseases from complex trauma and diabetes to elective macula holes and Epiretinal membrane and emergency retinal detachment as well as cataract surgery including complex cataract surgery.

He initially trained as an optometrist winning a national prize in his professional examinations and is committed to treating patients alongside his optometric colleagues. He then studied medicine at University of Southampton winning a prize for his performance in medical finals and was runner up two years in a row in the National Ophthalmology Duke Elder exam.

Stephen then trained as an ophthalmologist around the Wessex region and completed his MBA graduating with the top mark in his year. He then spent a year in Melbourne Australia to complete his Fellowship in Vitreo retinal surgery taking up his post as Consultant at Southampton on his return.

He regularly lectures to Optometrists, GPS and medical students and runs a course for consultants on dislocated lens management with the Royal College, an area he has particular expertise.

Treatments include:

  • Cataract including complex
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular Hole
  • Lens dislocation
  • Retinal detachment
  • Diabetes
  • Floaters
  • YAG capsulotomy
  • Scleral Haptic Fixation

Special interests

  • Cataract
  • Complex cataract
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Advanced diabetic retinopathy
  • Floaters
  • Scleral Haptic Fixation
  • Retinal detachment
  • Lens dislocation
  • YAG laser capsulotomy
  • Retinal laser

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Stephen Lash at Nuffield Health

  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Stephen Lash works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of College of Optometrists
  • Member of British And Eire Association of Vitreoretinal surgeons

Other posts held

  • University Hospital Southampton
  • Lead VR Consultant

Insurers Mr Stephen Lash works with

Mr Stephen Lash works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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