Ophthalmology

What we do

Our team of specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions in adults, young people and children supported by ophthalmic nurses and technicians, orthoptists and photographers.

These include:

  • cataracts
  • glaucoma
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • detached retinas
  • squints
  • corneal infections
  • conjunctivitis
  • eye injuries.

We provide mainly outpatient care and day surgery, which we carry out in our Day Surgery Centre. We also have clinics at Lewisham Hospital and run children’s clinics in the community.

Preparing for your appointment

You may need to have several investigations when we are diagnosing and treating your condition and these often involve having your eyes dilated with drops. We advise you not to drive to and from your appointments because dilation blurs your vision and makes it difficult to see in sunlight.

Location

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

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 1845
  • Ophthalmology Outpatient Appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 1919

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

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

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
Mr Noel Binza Ophthalmic Nurse - Cornea
Miss Tasanee Braithwaite Consultant Ophthalmologist - Uvietis
Mr Howard Bunting Consultant Ophthalmologist - Paediatrics
Mr Wai Chan Consultant Ophthalmology (locum)
Dr suba Dhananjayan Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mr Babis Eleftheriadis Consultant Ophthalmologist - Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Lead, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Research)
Mr Tahir Farooq Consultant Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastics
Mr Mr Gado Gado Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Miss Kate Garrott Clinical Nurse Specialist Medical Retina
Mr Wafik Gebrial Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mr Jamil Hakim Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mrs Gill Harding Deputy Head Optical Services - QMS
Ms Emma Hollick Consultant Ophthalmologist - Cornea
Mr Mfazo Hove Consultant
Mrs Wendy Jack Sister - Ophthalmology
Prof Tim Jackson Professor Retinal Research
Mr Garth Johnston Head Optical Services - Denmark Hill
Miss Sophie Jones Consultant Ophthalmologist - Cornea & Trauma
Mr Abdul Kadom consultant
Mr Osama Kamel consultant
Mr Maan Kasmiya consultant surgeon
Dr Sharon Kerr Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mr Avi Kulkarni Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Mrs Genevieve Larkin Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos Consultant Ophthalmologist - Urgent Care & Glaucoma
Ms Marta Latasiewicz Consultant ophthalmologist
Miss Fran Leonard Matron - Ophthalmology
Mr Richard Leung Ophthalmic Scientific Practitioner
Mr Dominic McHugh Consultant Ophthalmologist - Retina
Mr Jim McHugh Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro
Mr Paolo Meier Clinical Fellow - Ophthalmology
Miss Izabela Mitrut Vitreoretinal Fellow
Miss Maria Moutsou Locum Consultant
Miss Ade Ogunyomade Locum Consultant
Mr Stephany Osei-Amoako Senior retinal screener grader
Mr Eoin O'Sullivan Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro
Mr Miles Parnell Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Dr Maria Pefkianaki Consultant
Miss Lucia Pelosini Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Edward Pringle Consultant Ophthalmologist - Retina
Mrs Emma Richardson Consultant
Miss Fiona Robinson Consultant Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastics
Mr Muhammad Saeed Locum consultant
Mr NA Samy Locum Consultant
Miss Lisa Scoppettuolo Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro
Ms Lazha Sharief ophthalmologist
Mr Jamil Sharif ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST
Dr Nadisha Singh consultant
Miss Simona Springer Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
Mr Manickam Thiagarajan Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Sam Trikha Consultant Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma
Mrs Elizabeth Tsianta Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Alfonso Vasquez Perez Locum Consultant
Mr Oana Vonica Oculoplastic and Lacrimal fellow
Miss lynda Watt Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology