Karinya Lewis

Karinya Lewis

BM, FRCOphth, MSc, CEH

Karinya has over 20 years of experience in ophthalmology and has a specialist interest in cataract surgery and glaucoma.

Karinya initially trained in the Wessex area but has also completed an MSc in Community Eye Health with distinction, leading to her work abroad in South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria. She continues her international links through the glaucoma DISC network and was one of the authors of the African Toolkit for Glaucoma.

Karinya has an interest in medical education, specifically in teaching ophthalmic surgery through simulation and was part of the first randomised control trial (GLASS trial ) in this area.

Karinya was appointed as a consultant ophthalmologist at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.

Selected Career Highlights

Performed over 2000 cataract surgeries and over 500 glaucoma procedures.

Royal College of Ophthalmology Surgical Skills trainer.

Lead for the glaucoma service at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Member of

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)

European Glaucoma Society

Nigerian Glaucoma Society

British Medical Association


Bachelor of Medicine (BM) – University of Southampton 2000

MSc Community Eye Health (Distinction) & Postgraduate

Diploma – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 2005

FRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists – 2014

Karinya Lewis works at the following clinics:

Karinya Lewis performs the following services:


Cataract Surgery