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, 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.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr Wathek Abdulaziz Locum Consultant
Mr Jonathan Aboshiha Locum Consultant - Cornea
Mr Wagih Aclimandos Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ms Toyin Adeyemo Senior sister
Mr Gulrez Ansari Locum Consultant
Mr Adam Bates Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Noel Binza Nurse Manager
Mr Godfrey Borg Medical Retina Fellow
Mr Gordon Bowler Locum Consultant
Mr Howard Bunting Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Howard Bunting consultant
Mr Ross Cahill Advanced Orthoptist
Mr Wai Chan Consultant Ophthalmology (locum)
Mr Babis Eleftheriadis Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Lead for the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Research), King's College London
Mr Tahir Farooq Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Mr Mariette Felix Nurse
Mr Mr Gado Gado Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Miss Kate Garrott Clinical Nurse Specialist Medical Retina
Mr Wafik Gebrial Associate Specialist
Mr Jamil Hakim Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mrs Gill Harding Deputy Head Orthoptist
Ms Emma Hollick Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Mfazo Hove Consultant
Mr Adrian Iuga Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Mrs Wendy Jack Sister/Charge Nurse
Mr Tim Jackson Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Garth Johnston Head Optical Services - Denmark Hill
Miss Sophie Jones Consultant Anterior segment & Trauma
Mr Abdul Kadom consultant
Mr Osama Kamel consultant
Mr Maan Kasmiya consultant
Dr Sharon Kerr Associate Specialist
Mr Avi Kulkarni Consultant Ophthalmologist
Miss Hania Laganowski Consultant and Clinical Director Ophthalmology
Miss Hania Laganowski Clinical Director Ophthalmology
Mrs lumina Lanigan Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mrs Genevieve Larkin Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Miss Fran Leonard Matron
Mr Richard Leung Ophthalmic Photographer
Mr Dan Lindfield Locum Consultant (Glaucoma)
Mr Mick Lipczynski Technician
Mrs Karon McCarthy Head of Optical Services PRUH, QMH, QE and DVH
Mr Dominic McHugh Consultant Ophthalmologist
Miss Izabela Mitrut Vitreoretinal Fellow
Miss Maria Moutsou Locum Consultant
Mr Hatch Mukherjee Locum Consultant Cornea
Miss Ade Ogunyomade Locum Consultant
Mr Stephany Osei-Amoako senior retinal screener grader
Mr Eoin O'Sullivan consultant
Mr Miles Parnell Consultant
Miss Lucia Pelosini Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mrs Philippa Phillips Associate Specialists
Mr Edward Pringle Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mrs Emma Richardson Consultant
Miss Fiona Robinson Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Ian Rodrigues Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Muhammad Saeed Locum consultant
Mr NA Samy Locum Consultant
Miss Lisa Scoppettuolo Honorary Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Mr Jamil Sharif ASSOCIATE SPECIALIST
Miss Simona Springer Associate Specialist
Mr Romaine Thompson technician
Mr Sam Trikha Consultant
Mrs Elizabeth Tsianta Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mr Oana Vonica Oculoplastic and Lacrimal fellow
Miss lynda Watt associate specialist
Mr Laurence Whitefield Consultant
Mr Manijeh Wishart consultant ophthalmologist