About George Voyatzis

George Voyatzis is a specialist in cataract and lens based surgery. He has more than 16 years experience and an enviable record for safety, patient satisfaction and results.

George Voyatzis graduated from Athens Medical school, Greece with a First Class Honours Degree.

After completing his military service with the Greek Air Force, he got a prestigious scholarship to train in Ophthalmology in the UK.

He undertook his ophthalmic surgical training in London and Cambridge. After completing his residency, he trained for two further years at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. During this time he further honed his skills in complex cataract and corneal surgery.

In 2014 he accepted the post of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Peterborough & Stamford NHS Foundation Trust. He was the clinical lead for the cataract service and received a clinical excellence award for the improvement of the service.

In 2018 he joined the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital.

George Voyatzis Consultant Ophthalmic Eye surgeon Moorfields eye hospital

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professional experience

Professional experience

  • More than 16 years of experience
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Private Eye Hospital (present)
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (present)
  • Clinical Lead for the cataract service in NW Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (2014 – 2018)


Two years of specialist Fellowship training at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in advanced corneal and cataract surgery.

Expert consultation and treatment in:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive lens exchange
  • Implantable collamer lenses
  • Dry eyes
  • Blepharitis
  • Allergic eye disease
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Pink eye
  • Chalazia/styes



  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, University of Ulster (2020)
  • FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2012)
  • Degree in Medicine, University of Athens (2000)

Publications and conferences

Publications in peer reviewed journals:

“Cambridgeshire cataract shared care model: community optometrist-delivered postoperative discharge scheme.”
Voyatzis G, Roberts H, Keenan J, Rajan M.
Br J Ophthalmol 2014;98:6 760-764

Reply to: Van Cleynenbreugel, Hugo; Remeijer, Lies; Hillenaar, Toine “Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty: Effect of Intraoperative Lenticule Thickness on Visual Outcome and Endothelial Cell Density”
Cornea, 2013 Jan;32(1):108-9
Mukherjee A, Voyatzis G, Rajan M.

“Topical Bromfenac for Pseudophakic Cystoid Macular Edema.”
European Ophthalmic review, 2012;6(4): 230-5
Voyatzis G, Pitalia A, Vize C, Rajan M.

“Is there an association between Vogt-Koyonagi-Harada syndrome and intracranial meningioma?”
BMJ Case Rep. 2012 May 26;2012
Gordon-Bennett P, Poyser A, Voyatzis G, Ramirez-Florez S.

“Congenital unilateral corneal anaesthesia with microphthalmos: A case report.”
Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012;2012:703183
Voyatzis G, Mukerjee A, Rajan M, Allen L.

“The importance of both requesting and examining coronal and axial orbital views in suspected lacrimal gland disease causing eyelid swelling.”
Open Ophthalmol J. 2009 Jun 11;3:26-8
Voyatzis G, Chandrasekharan L, Francis I, Malhotra R.

“Evaluating surgical dexterity during corneal suturing.”
Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Sep;124(9):1263-6
Saleh GM, Voyatzis G, Hance J, Rathnasothy J, Darzi A.

“Bilateral Acanthamoeba keratitis in an experienced two weekly disposable contact lens wearer.”
Eye& Contact lens RE: ECL-06-74R1
Voyatzis G, McElvanney A.

“Evaluating surgical dexterity during corneal suturing.”
Arch Facial Plast Surg;9:67, February 2007
Saleh GM, Voyatzis G, Hance J, Rathnasothy J, Darzi A. [Abstract]

“Pseudomonas keratitis in a 9-year-old patient using Ortho-K.”
Voyatzis G. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye 29 (2006) 206 [Abstract]

Presentations in National and international meetings:

“Cambridge cataract shared care model: Analysis of direct referrals and optometrist’s led community discharge scheme.”
UKISCRS, Brighton 2012, Best cataract section paper

“The Cambridge cataract surgery community shared care scheme.”
Marie Comer Prize meeting, December 2011, Cambridge, Marie Comer prize

“Evaluation of ARMD related Internet websites quality.”
Marie Comer prize meeting, December 2010, Cambridge

“The use of corneal protection in upper eyelid surgery by BOPSS registered oculoplastic consultants. A postal survey.”
BOPSS 2009 meeting, June 2009, Cambridge.

“Your CT scan was reported as “normal””.
SW Thames Alumni meeting, June 2008.

“Suprasellar Meningioma. An interesting case.”
Royal Surrey County Hospital, June 2007.

“Evaluating surgical dexterity. Need to become more objective.”
Mayday Hospital, R&D day, June 2006.

“Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. The Mayday experience.”
Western Eye Hospital, June 2006.

“ARMD clinic Audit”.
Allergan SW Thames Audit meeting, December 2005

“Conjunctival lesion presenting with conjunctivitis and ectropion.”
5th SW Thames Alumni day. March 2005

“Use of a Silicone Hydrogel contact lens in a case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome.”
Thames Oculoplastics group meeting; September 2004; First Prize.

Posters in National and International meetings:

“Role of PCR in severe culture negative progressive keratitis.”
MCLOSA, London 2013
Shah P, Voyatzis G, Hussain U, Rajan M.

“Analysis of optical factors influencing visual outcomes in endothelial keratoplasty with optimised graft thickness (thin-dsaek).”
ARVO 2012
Mukerjee H, Voyatzis G, Rajan M.

“Iris claw (Verisyse®/Artisan®) intraocular lens implantation in cases with subluxated lenses due to Marfan syndrome.”
WOC 2010, Berlin 2010
G Voyatzis, B Al-Deiri, A. Fitt.

“Extended wear contact lenses and eyelid ptosis.”
MCLOSA, London 2009
G Voyatzis, A Ramsay.

“Is there a role for prophylactic apraclonidine in Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty?”
SOE/AAO joint meeting, Vienna 2007
G Voyatzis, T Richardson.

“ICSAD a useful tool in evaluating surgical dexterity.”
ESCRS, London 2006
GM Saleh, G Voyatzis.

“Pseudomonas Keratitis following Orthokeratology.”
BCLA clinical conference, Birmingham 2004
G Voyatzis, C Kerr, W Ayliffe.

“Prophylactic subconjunctival cefuroxime during cataract operation in patients allergic to penicillin.”
ESCRS, Rome 2005
A McElvanney, A Mitra, G Voyatzis.

“Ocular lubricating ointment and bandage contact lenses”.
ESCRS, Rome 2005
G Voyatzis, A McElvanney;

“Acinetobacter Iwoffii corneal ulcer.” A case report.
Greek Ophthalmological Society meeting 2004
G Voyatzis, W Ayliffe

Professional membership

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

The Team

Mr Voyatzis and his team of specialist nurses, optometrists and technicians offer a patient/doctor relationship based on knowledge, trust and forward-thinking, ensuring the best possible service and care.

Janice Oster

Janice is a specialist optometrist who, after qualifying from City University, London, has gained extensive experience in the hospital sector by working at The Royal London, Whipps Cross and for the past 25 years, Moorfields Eye Hospital. She has broad optometric experience having worked in many specialist clinics across the hospital, with a particular focus and considerable expertise in refractive surgery and cataract procedures.

She has been running the NHS Shared Care Cataract Scheme at Potters Bar Outreach Clinic for the past 6 years and has a close working relationship with many community optometrists in Hertfordshire, providing them with important training and support.

Janice has a highly personable approach, with strong communication and compassion, which helps the patient feel at ease prior to surgery and makes for an excellent patient experience.

Appointments and Enquires

To find out more about our services or book a consultation please use the contact form, or get in touch directly with:

+44 (0) 207 459 4045