Ophthalmology Consultants

Mr Michael Karampelas

Picture of Mr Michael Karampelas

General information:

Name, qualifications:

Mr Michael Karampelas MD FEBO MRCOPhth

Practising at:

Watford and St Albans Hospitals




Medical Retina and Uveitis

Special clinical interests:

Retinal vascular disease, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, intraocular inflammation, intravitreal treatments, retinal laser surgery, general ophthalmology

Current posts (NHS, University,):

Consultant Ophthalmologist West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Director Ophthalmology Department

Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
Contact details:
  • Direct telephone number: 01923 217 225
  • Secretary's name: Indra Theventhiran
  • Secretary's telephone number: 01923 217 225
  • Secretary's email: indra.theventhiran@whht.nhs.uk


Professional profile

Michael Karampelas is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital. He has had subspecialist training in the fields of medical retina and uveitis. His particular area of clinical interest lies in the management of uveitis (intra-ocular inflammation), age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Mr Karampelas qualified at University of Athens Medical School, Greece in 2002, and after completing his general ophthalmic training, he spent three years in subspecialist fellowships in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Mr Karampelas has a strong interest in teaching and research, having worked as a UCL under-graduate lecturer as well as a research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital clinical trials unit. He has several peer reviewed publications and he is an invited reviewer for international journals. He has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing intra-ocular inflammation, a challenging and demanding field.

Mr Karampelas always puts the needs of his patients first. In a very friendly and approachable way, he explains in detail the nature of eye conditions and advises on best treatments.

Trust Switchboards

Please contact the relevant Trust switchboard if you require further information or assistance:

[ top ]

Browse Other Consultant Profiles

Picture of Our values logo
Picture of Trust annual report and review
Picture of NHS Choices logo
Picture of Watford Hospital Radio
Picture of the Just Giving logo
Picture of patient surveys logo
© 2000 - West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust