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.
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 3436
If you have a minor eye problem please contact the South East London Minor Eye Conditions Service.
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.
Second floor, Normanby Building, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- 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 3436
Patient Information Leaflets
Conditions we treat
We diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions, including:
- cataract - congenital and acquired
- 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
- double vision
- corneal infections
- 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
Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net or phone 44 + (0)20 3299 3878.
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.
For all other queries and advice, contact the Ophthalmology Delivery Manager on 020 3299 1845.
Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:
Key Clinical Staff
|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 Ophthalmology (locum)|
|Mx Gerry Clare||Consultant|
|Dr suba Dhananjayan||Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology|
|Mr Babis Eleftheriadis||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Medical Retina|
|Mr Mostafa ELGammal||Locum Consultant|
|Mr Tahir Farooq||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastics|
|Mr Mr Gado Gado||Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon|
|Mx Kiumars Garfami||Locum Consultant|
|Miss Kate Garrott||Clinical Nurse Specialist Medical Retina|
|Mrs Chrissy Gault||CNS|
|Mr Wafik Gebrial||Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology|
|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|
|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|