Ophthalmology

We diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions in adults and children, supported by dedicated ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists and technicians. Many of our consultants work closely with the community, offering medical and professional support where needed.

We have dedicated eye theatres and run cataract services at both King George and Queen's Hospitals. We carry out corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery, oculoplastic surgery and squint surgery and Queen's Hospital.

We offer treatment for:

  • cataracts
  • glaucoma
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • retinal vein occlusions
  • squints
  • amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • peri-ocular tumours
  • watery eyes
  • corneal infections
  • conjunctivitis
  • eye injuries.

Preparing for your appointment

Please bring glasses with you if you wear them. Drops used to examine your eyes may affect your ability to drive so you are advised not to drive to or from the appointment

Key telephone number

For appointment queries, cancellations, re-bookings, admissions and transport queries - please call 01708 435 000 ext 3968 or 3317

For emergency eye problems, GP enquiries or optician enquiries - please call 01708 435 000 ext 3550 / 3551

For medication queries and Pharmacy (internal or external queries) - please call 01708 435 000 ext 3576

Clinic locations

Urgent Eye Care service

Eye Department, Outpatients Team 2
Queen’s Hospital
Rom Valley Way
Romford
Essex, RM7 0AG

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm

Referrals and other information

Please do be prepared to wait as we deal with a very large number of patients each day and it may not be possible to see you exactly at your appointment time. You may be seen by a nurse technician or orthoptist before you see a doctor and you may not be seen in order of attendance as children and acute eye emergencies take precedence.

You may also be asked to come back the following day if our capacity has been reached and your condition does not require immediate treatment.

Key staff

Medical Retina

Mr Bobby Paul

Ms Eleni Vrizidou                       

Oculoplastics

Ms Marta Garcia Vilaro          

Corneal

Ms Bita Manzouri

Mr Oliver Bowes                       

Glaucoma

Ms Poorna Abeysiri

Mr Radwan Almousa               

Paediatrics and neuro-ophthalmology

Mr Gervase Dawidek

Mr Ayman Khaier