What we do
To protect our patients, staff and the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made changes to our services.
Emergency Eye Service
Our video emergency eye service is currently unavailable. We are working to get this back up and running as soon as possible.
In the meantime:
- if you live in South East London, please use the South East London Minor Eye Conditions Service
- if you live outside of South East London, please use your local minor eye care service
If these options are not suitable, please attend your local urgent treatment centre or A&E service.
Patients already under the care of the King’s Ophthalmology team with urgent queries can also contact us using the details below.
Services for our existing patients
The King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology team see patients at:
- King’s College 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 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.
As of 1 April 2022, there will no longer be an Ophthalmology service at University Hospital Lewisham. Patient care will be transferred to King’s College Hospital, under the same consultant. Patients will be notified in writing directly. If you have any queries, you can contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 3299 6706 or 020 3299 6705.
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 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
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 [email protected] 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.
|Ophthalmology Rapid Eye Service referral form||650 KB|
|Referrals into King’s Rapid Eye Service – KCH||648 KB|
Key Clinical Staff
|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|
|Mr Howard Bunting||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Paediatrics|
|Mr Wai Chan||Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmology|
|Mx Gerry Clare||Consultant|
|Dr Suba Dhananjayan||Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology|
|Mr Babis Eleftheriadis||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Medical Retina|
|Mr Tahir Farooq||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastics|
|Mr Ahmed Gado||Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon|
|Dr Cristina Gallego||Glaucoma Senior Fellow|
|Miss Kate Garrott||Clinical Nurse Specialist Medical Retina|
|Mrs Chrissy Gault||CNS|
|Mr Wafik Gebrial||Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology|
|Mrs Thanu Gino||Matron|
|Miss Anna Grabowska||Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon|
|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|
|Mr Richard Leung||Ophthalmic Scientific Practitioner|
|Mr Dominic McHugh||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Vitreoretina Surgery|
|Mr Jim McHugh||Consultant Ophthalmologist - Neuro|
|Mr Ali Memon||Consultant|
|Mrs Brigatte Mishov||Nurse Manager|
|Mr James Neffendorf||Consultant (Locum)|
|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|
|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 Oana Vonica||Oculoplastic and Lacrimal fellow|
|Miss Lynda Watt||Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology|