Stephen Lash Eye Surgery


Mr Stephen Lash

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon

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


Welcome to my website. It is primarily intended to provide information to my patients and I hope that they (you) will find it useful. I am not going to make extravagant claims about my ability or bore you with my CV or list of publications, this is for your information. The information is not designed to be part of 'consent' or legally binding, these are some of the thoughts and conversations I have with patients. I hope to improve the site with time and include more pictures and perhaps more videos.

There are some surgical videos on the site which I hope you will find educational and useful and they are not the stuff of nightmares! Eye surgery is beautiful, delicate and great fun but you do not need to watch if you do not feel up to it. The videos are not as gory as you might think. Go on have a peep!

Having launched the 'Four Seasons Optometry education' event in 2010 I am now developing some basic education aimed at GPs who I think have the difficult job of trying to diagnose eye disease without all the toys I have access to! I believe passionately that eye care is a partnership and the optometrist and GP play a critical role in eye care (I used to be an optometrist!), and I would strongly advise regular sight tests as part of eye health and surveillance.

I am lucky (to quote Blackadder) that 'my job is also my hobby' and I hope my enjoyment of surgery comes across. I strive to be the best I can be and it really is a privilege to be able to treat eye disease and make a difference which is positive most of the time.

I hope you find this site useful and informative and not too scary.

I have also decided to take the plunge with Trustpilot for patient feedback! I am slightly anxious given the more complex nature of the surgery I undertake but in the spirit of openness I hope you find the feedback useful and (I Hope) reassuring!

Contact Mr Lash's Private Secretary. Private patient enquiries only please. NHS patients please contact Southampton Eye Unit where Mr Lash can access your records.

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News: Great case on ITV News! Well done Jonny!

EVRS Presentation- serious stuff: 

The Future of Healthcare PODCAST I was interviewed by Draper and Dash

Optegra Solent Eye Hospital

Private secretary: Claire Moss

Tel: 01329316732



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January 2019

I am delighted to report that I have just been made Medical Director of Optegra UK. It is a privilege to have some influence in a High Quality National provider of Eye care covering the full range of ophthalmic care and the latest surgical solutions. We work with the best surgeons using the best equipment in partnership with the best staff to deliver (we hope!) the best care. It is an exciting chapter in my journey! (I hope!)

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