Ophthalmology (Eyes)

Ophthalmology is the word used to describe the diagnosis and treatment of all eye problems including injury and medical disorders.

These medical disorders may involve the eye alone or the eye together with other general medical conditions.

Our specialty provides a number of services:

  • General (adult) ophthalmology (all consultants)
  • Children’s ophthalmology (Qasim Mansoor, Hans Soeldner)
  • Cataract assessment clinic (all)
  • Glaucoma service (Tim Dowd)
  • Cornea (Christine Ellerton, Trushar Patel)
  • Vitreoretinal (Chrisjan Dees, Ibraheem El-Ghrably, Daniella Vaideanu-Collins)
  • Oculoplastic service (Des Ah Kine & Andrew Gibson)
  • Medical retina including diabetic eye disease (Sridhar Manvikar, Ibraheem El-Ghrably, Chrisjan Dees, Daniella Vaideanu-Collins, Phil Severn, Sree Pushpoth)
  • Nurse-led cyst clinic
  • Orthoptic department
  • Optometrists
  • Visual field testing
  • Ophthalmic photography
  • Eye retrieval

Changes to eye casualty opening times

From Monday 9 January 2017 eye casualty at The James Cook University Hospital will change its opening hours to:

  • 8am to 5pm – Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 12noon – weekends and bank holidays

Patients should only attend with a true eye casualty complaints including acute injury, foreign body or acute loss of vision. Outside of these hours patients should present to A&E.

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Related services

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