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Mr Dimitris Pimenides - Ophthalmology

Mr Dimitris Pimenides is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Essex specialising in cataract surgery, corneal transplants and correction of undesirable refractive errors at Springfield Hospital.

Based at: Springfield Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

General ophthalmology (eye / eyes) with specific interests in all types of modern cataract surgery

Cornea (including corneal transplants)

Anterior eye disease

Correction of undesirable refractive errors (short sightedness, astigmatism, etc.).

Mr Pimenides has performed over one hundred corneal transplants locally.

He also performs laser eye, laser cataract surgery and Yag Laser procedures.

Academic background

Mr Pimenides general ophthalmic training was completed in 2005 and was awarded the 'UK Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training'. Received subspecialty Fellowship training in the fields of cataract, cornea, external eye diseases and refractive surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, from 2005 to 2008.

His Phil degree from Cambridge University was supported by a Wellcome Trust grant and scholarship from the School of Medicine, Cambridge University. Mr Pimenides later completed his PhD.

He is the director of the cornea, external eye diseases and refractive surgery in Mid Essex and the Medical Advisor for Ophthalmology at Springfield Hospital.  Mr Pimenides was the Ophthalmology Clinical Lead at Mid Essex Hospitals from 2011 to 2013 and received clinical excellence awards.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons

American Academy of Ophthalmology

UK and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists

NHS base

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust

01245 200307