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.

We have replaced our emergency walk-in service with a video consultation service for people with eye emergencies. Patients already under the care of the King’s Ophthalmology team with urgent queries can also contact us using the details below.

Emergency Eye Service

Our video emergency eye service is for people who live in south east London and have an eye problem that they are concerned might threaten their sight. You can speak to a doctor by video, who will assess if you need to be seen in person for treatment.

The service is not for routine queries. If you have a minor eye condition please contact the South East London Minor Eye Conditions Service.

Please read the following before using the emergency eye service:

  • We are unable to help you if you live outside the UK, or are not eligible for NHS care.
  • If you are under the care of another specialist eye hospital, you must contact them for advice first.
  • This service does not replace an ophthalmic examination. It is designed for the doctor to triage your condition first before recommending the most appropriate next steps, which may include an ophthalmic examination.
  • Please tell the doctor if you are unwell, have symptoms of coronavirus, or have had any contact with anyone with coronavirus. This will help them direct you to the safest service.

How to use video emergency eye service

Video consultations are available 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Use the link below to start a consultation.

If you have an eye emergency outside of these hours, call NHS 111 or go to your local emergency department.

Start an emergency eye service video consultation

Services for our existing patients

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

  • King’s College Hospital
  • Lewisham 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 and Lewisham Hospital patients: 020 3299 3878
  • Princess Royal University Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup patients: 020 3961 3443/4

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

Location

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

Contact Details

  • Urgent King’s College Hospital and Lewisham 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 3443

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 Clinical Specialist 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
Mrs Chrissy Gault CNS
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 Obeda Kailani Consultant Ophthalmologist
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
Ms Marta Latasiewicz Locum Consultant
Miss Fran Leonard Matron - Ophthalmology
Mr Richard Leung Ophthalmic Scientific Practitioner
Mr Dominic McHugh Consultant Ophthalmologist - Retina
Mr Jim McHugh Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Mr Paolo Meier Clinical Fellow - Ophthalmology
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 Rankin Pachica Nurse Manager
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
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
Dr Michael Umali Associate Specialist
Mr Alfonso Vasquez Perez Locum Consultant
Mr Oana Vonica Oculoplastic and Lacrimal fellow
Miss lynda Watt Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology