Ophthalmology

What we do

To protect our patients, staff and the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made changes to our services.

Emergency Eye Service

Our video emergency eye service is currently unavailable. We are working to get this back up and running as soon as possible.

In the meantime:

If these options are not suitable, please attend your local urgent treatment centre or A&E service.

Patients already under the care of the King’s Ophthalmology team with urgent queries can also contact us using the details below.

Services for our existing patients

The King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology team see patients at:

  • King’s College Hospital
  • Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich
  • and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

If you are an Ophthalmology patient at one of these hospitals and you have an urgent query, you can contact us on:

  • King’s College Hospital patients: 020 3299 3878
  • Princess Royal University Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup patients: 020 3961 3436

If you have a minor eye problem please contact the South East London Minor Eye Conditions Service.

As of 1 April 2022, there will no longer be an Ophthalmology service at University Hospital Lewisham. Patient care will be transferred to King's College Hospital, under the same consultant. Patients will be notified in writing directly. If you have any queries, you can contact us by emailing kch-tr.ophthalmology-secretaries@nhs.net or calling 020 3299 6706 or 020 3299 6705.

Mobile diagnostics unit

To reduce waiting times in the clinic, we have set up a mobile diagnostics unit. The unit is open Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm and is based in the old car park on Bessemer Road.

Glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmic and medical retina patients can have eye tests carried out by technicians in the unit. You will not see a doctor at the unit but all images will be reviewed virtually. If, following the review of the images, it is decided you do need to see a doctor, we will schedule a follow-up appointment in the clinic.

Please call the Glaucoma Secretary on 020 3299 1521 if you have any queries about your appointment in the unit.

Location

Second floor, Normanby Building, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Urgent King’s College Hospital patient queries: +44 (0)20 3299 3878
  • Urgent PRUH, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup patient queries: +44 (0)20 3961 3436

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions, including:

  • cataract - congenital and acquired
  • glaucoma
  • uveitis and other inflammatory eye conditions
  • lid abnormalities and lumps and bumps
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • retinal vein and artery occlusions
  • genetic retinal disorders
  • retinal detachments
  • squints
  • double vision
  • corneal infections
  • conjunctivitis
  • ophthalmic trauma
  • low vision
  • difficult contact lens problems
  • dry eyes
  • neuro-ophthalmology problems.

What is required before referring a patient

Referral notes from optometrist where available.

Medical history and drugs.

Advise patients not to drive to their appointments as they may need investigations involving dilation which will blur their vision and makes it difficult to see in sunlight.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net or phone 44 + (0)20 3299 3878.

Emergency Referrals

For urgent referrals, including uveitis and retinal detachments, acute medical conditions and neuro-ophthalmology problems, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For emergency referrals:

Daytime - contact the Early Referral Service triage nurse, tel 020 3299 3878.

After hours – contact the 2nd on-call ophthalmic registrar via King’s main switchboard, tel 020 3299 9000.

Or send the patient direct to the Emergency Department.

Other Queries

For all other queries and advice, contact the Ophthalmology Delivery Manager on 020 3299 1845.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr Wathek Abdulaziz Locum Consultant
Mr Jonathan Aboshiha Locum Consultant - Cornea
Mr Wagih Aclimandos Consultant Ophthalmologist - Paediatrics
Mr Gulrez Ansari Locum Consultant
Mr Adam Bates Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro
Dr Riddhi Bhatt Clinical fellow
Mr Noel Binza Clinical Specialist Nurse - Cornea
Miss Tasanee Braithwaite Consultant Ophthalmologist - Uvietis
Mr Howard Bunting Consultant Ophthalmologist - Paediatrics
Mr Wai Chan Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmology
Mx Gerry Clare Consultant
Dr suba Dhananjayan Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mr Babis Eleftheriadis Consultant Ophthalmologist - Medical Retina
Mr Tahir Farooq Consultant Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastics
Mr Mr Gado Gado Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr Cristina Gallego Glaucoma Senior Fellow
Miss Kate Garrott Clinical Nurse Specialist Medical Retina
Mrs Chrissy Gault CNS
Mr Wafik Gebrial Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mrs Thanu Gino Matron
Miss Anna Grabowska Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Miss Anna Grabowska Cross-site and DH Local Governance Lead
Mr Jamil Hakim Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mrs Gill Harding Deputy Head Optical Services - QMS
Ms Emma Hollick Consultant Ophthalmologist - Cornea
Mr Mfazo Hove Consultant
Prof Tim Jackson Professor Retinal Research, Vitreoretina Surgery
Mr Mahmood Jafary Locum Consultant
Mr Garth Johnston Head Optical Services - Denmark Hill
Miss Sophie Jones Consultant Ophthalmologist - Cornea & Trauma
Mr Abdul Kadom consultant
Mr Obeda Kailani Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Mr Osama Kamel consultant
Mr Maan Kasmiya Consultant Ophthalmologist, Retina
Dr Sharon Kerr Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mr Avi Kulkarni Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Mrs Genevieve Larkin Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos Consultant Ophthalmologist - Emergency Eye Care & Glaucoma
Miss Fran Leonard Matron - Ophthalmology
Mr Richard Leung Ophthalmic Scientific Practitioner
Mr Dominic McHugh Consultant Ophthalmologist - Vitreoretina Surgery
Mr Jim McHugh Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro
Mr Paolo Meier Clinical Fellow - Ophthalmology
Mr Ali Memon Consultant
Mrs Brigatte Mishov Nurse Manager
Miss Maria Moutsou Locum Consultant
Mr James Neffendorf Consultant (Locum)
Miss Ade Ogunyomade Locum Consultant
Mr Stephany Osei-Amoako Senior retinal screener grader
Mr Eoin O'Sullivan Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro & Clinical Director
Mr Rankin Pachica Nurse Manager
Mr Miles Parnell Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Dr Maria Pefkianaki Consultant
Miss Lucia Pelosini Consultant Ophthalmologist - Cornea
Mr Edward Pringle Consultant Ophthalmologist - Vitreoretinal Surgery
Mrs Emma Richardson Consultant Ophthalmologist - Retina
Miss Fiona Robinson Consultant Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastics
Mr Muhammad Saeed Locum consultant
Mr NA Samy Locum Consultant
Ms Lazha Sharief ophthalmologist
Mr Jamil Sharif ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST
Dr Nadisha Singh consultant
Miss Simona Springer Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Miss Sujatha Srinivasan Fixed Term Consultant
Mrs Sonja Taylor Head of Nursing Ophthalmology
Mr Manickam Thiagarajan Consultant Ophthalmologist - Retina
Mr Sam Trikha Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Mrs Elizabeth Tsianta Consultant Ophthalmologist - Retina
Dr Michael Umali Associate Specialist
Mr Alfonso Vasquez Perez Locum Consultant
Mr Oana Vonica Oculoplastic and Lacrimal fellow
Miss lynda Watt Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Miss Yahui Zhang Clinical Nurse Speciallist