Dr Joe Karthikappallil


About Joe Karthikappallil

Highly respected by his peers in the refractive surgery community, Dr Karthikappallil is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon whose specialities are both laser eye surgery and femtosecond laser-assisted lens surgery.

A graduate of Madras University, Dr Karthikappallil is an accomplished surgeon who holds the Certificate of Refractive Surgery from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, where he was awarded the Gold Medals for Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Microbiology. His career has included working for the NHS and holding the senior position of Consultant Ophthalmologist at a number of hospitals.

As one of the UK’s leading trainers, Dr Karthikappallil has taught many surgeons the practice of corrective eye surgery and trains ophthalmologists in LASIK and LASEK treatments and enhancements.

He has conducted tens of thousands of life-changing procedures during his career, and regularly takes part in international ophthalmologic meetings as well as presenting research papers.


Clinical experience

  • Over 36,000 eye surgeries

Patient results

  • 99.1% of patients were satisfied with the care they received
  • 100% of patients achieve driving standard vision or better

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • UK and Ireland Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (UKISCRS)
  • North of England Ophthalmology Association (NEOS)

Customer testimonials

What Dr Karthikappallil’s patients say about him

Joe Karthikappallil had a very down to earth and honest manner and I felt I could put my trust in him completely. All the staff went out of their way to make me feel at ease.

Lynne Spencer

Unbelievable change in my life! Surgeon made me feel so relaxed and calm, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to have surgery, my quality of life is out of this world.

Darren Thomas