The ophthalmology department offers general ophthalmic services treating all common conditions such as cataract, glaucoma and problems with the eyelids or ocular surface. Specialist clinics are run for the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, paediatric and neuro-ophthalmic diseases as well as HIV-related problems in the eye.

Conditions assessed and treated

We care for patients with:

  • Cataract
  • Contact lens
  • External eye disorders
  • Fundus fluorescein angiography
  • General eye disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory eye disease 
  • Low vision aid
  • Ocular motility disorders
  • Optic chiasmal disease
  • Optic nerve disease
  • Orbital disease
  • Orthoptics
  • Pupillary abnormalities
  • Retinal disease including diabetes
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Visual fields 

We also provide:

  • Laser surgery (except refractive correction)
  • Neonatal screening
  • Paediatric eye treatment

Service performance

Normal waiting times are as follows:
  • Four to thirteen weeks for routine outpatient appointments 
  • Four months for inpatient admissions.
Mr Fion Bremner Neuro-ophthalmology, Infectious and tropical diseases, Ophthalmology
Mr Martin Harris Ophthalmology
Miss Joanna Lawson Ophthalmology

 Contact details

University College Hospital
Ground Floor Central
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9740 / 020 3447 9047

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9740 / 020 3447 9047
Fax: 020 3447 9303
Email: eyedepartment@uclh.nhs.uk

Service manager - kate Farrow
Email: kate.farrow@uclh.nhs.uk

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