• Modern retinal laser imaging
  • Emergency hotline for GPs and opticians
  • 24 hour cover for patients with eye complaints attending A&E

Ophthalmology covers the full range of services from a caring multi-disciplinary team.

The unit offers a comprehensive service encompassing all sub specialities including:

  • Advanced cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery including lamellar grafts
  • Conventional and modern “minimally invasive” glaucoma surgery plus the latest developments in laser treatment
  • Comprehensive Professorial medical retina service including diabetes and macular degeneration
  • Professorial uveitis / ocular inflammation service
  • Oculoplastic (eyelid and tear duct) surgery
  • 3rd largest District General Hospital ophthalmology research department in the UK (medical retina, uveitis and glaucoma)
  • Rapid-access emergency ophthalmology / primary care service

The eye unit is led by a team of consultants and some of the nurses are specialist Moorfields trained ophthalmology nurses, who are qualified to run clinics.

Patients benefit from one-stop services with same day retinal imaging, photography and test results.  The Ophthalmology department consistently meets the 18 weeks target and the average wait for a first appointment is three to four weeks.

Emergency patients can be referred to a direct access clinic between 8.30 and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and all calls to the unit are answered by professionally trained staff.  Patients referred out of hours will be dealt with straight away the next day.

Outpatient clinics are held on site from 8am Monday to Friday and at outreach clinics in Cranleigh and Haslemere.  The unit has close links with local GPs and opticians and provides ophthalmology training and work experience.


 In February 2015 Guildford MP Anne Milton opened our newly refurbished Eye Clinic, read more.

Key personnel

Specialty Manager – Sheena Merry


  • Miss Anne Gilvarry
  • Mr Chris McLean
  • Mr Mike Tappin
  • Professor Sue Lightman
  • Professor Simon Taylor
  • Mr Dan Lindfield
  • Mr Aman Kirmani (Locum Consultant)
  • Mr Rajagopal Govindan(Locum Consultant)

Matron – Julie Burgess

Contact Information

Appointment Centre
Tel 01483 464002
Ophthalmology admissions
Tel 01483 571122 ext. 6465
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