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Goran Helgason: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in London

Dr Goran Helgason is a consultant eye surgeon at Advanced Vision Care (AVC) at 77 Harley Street, London. A pioneer in the field of non-laser corrective implantable eye treatment, he offers the latest treatment solutions for eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and refractive errors that are not suitable for laser eye surgery.


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Training and experience

Dr Goran Helgason completed his medical and ophthalmology training at Gothenburg University Hospital in Sweden where he is a Fellow of the Department of Ophthalmology and a Research Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine. He was the Medical Director of Capio Medocular, a leading Swedish eye care clinic and is consultant eye surgeon at Advanced Vision Care in Harley Street, London. He is one of the chief surgeons for EuroEyes refractive clinics in Sweden, Denmark and China .

Dr Helgason has over 25 years’ experience in laser eye surgery and is recognised worldwide as an expert and international trainer in Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) surgery and technology. He was one of the first eye surgeons in the world to perform STAAR surgical ICL treatment and acts as medical advisor to STAAR Surgical and Alcon Laboratories.

Having undergone ICL treatment himself in both eyes in 2004, he is a strong advocate of the procedure.

Highly skilled and with a reassuring manner, Dr Helgason is also a specialist in Clear Lens Exchange, cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. He is an advisor to several scientific committees in Sweden and Europe and a member of many international ophthalmic professional organisations.

Advanced Vision Care

Dr Helgason provides Implantable Contact Lens, Clear Lens Exchange and cataract surgery at Advanced Vision Care (AVC) an independent surgeon led eye clinic based at 77 Harley Street in London’s renowned medical district. Equipped with the latest state of the art equipment, including blade-free Intralase LASIK laser vision correction and the Alcon Refractive suite that houses the UK’s most advanced cataract surgery technology, the clinic provides truly bespoke treatments for eyesight problems such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, cataracts and keratoconus.

Complementing the laser eye treatments performed by leading laser eye surgeon Dr C T Pillai, the range of non-laser corrective eye treatments provided by Dr Helgason and his colleague Professor Martin Filipec, ensures that there is a treatment option for every patient, including those with very high prescriptions.

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I specialise in

  • Cataract removal and lens replacements (IOL) 
  • Clear /refractive lens exchange with trifocal lenses
  • Implantable Contact Lens surgery (EVO Visian ICL)
  • Laser eye surgery 
  • Lens replacement for poor eye sight (IOL) 
  • Multifocal Clear Lens exchange
  • Refractive Lens Exchange


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Professional details


MBBS, Dip(Ophth), MD

Qualified in 1984 in Sweden

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 6053939
    Date of registration: 22-Jul-2003

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Memberships and associations

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swedish
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