Dr Joe Karthikappallil


About Joe Karthikappallil

Dr Joe Karthikappallil is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon specialising in corrective eye surgery. He has the Certificate in Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) from The Royal College of Ophthalmologist. 23 years ago he qualified from Madras University and gained his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He worked for the NHS and held the senior position of Consultant Ophthalmologist at hospitals across the country.

Having trained numerous surgeons in the practice of corrective eye surgery, Dr Karthikappallil has extensive training experience and has set up a training programme for optometrists, consisting of sessions in theory, followed by demonstrations of various procedures including LASIK, LASEK custom treatments and enhancements.


Clinical experience

  • Over 36,000 eye surgeries

Patient Results

  • 99.9% of intraocular lens surgery patients achieve UK driving standard or better
  • 99.1% of patients were satisfied with the care they received

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