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 researchdepartment 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.
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
Tel 01483 464002
Tel 01483 571122 ext. 6465
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