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The Eye Unit

The Eye Unit offers exceptional diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for all eye conditions, all under one roof.

Our aim is to provide the best quality ophthalmic care. Most of the surgery we do is done as a day case allowing patients a quick return to their normal lives.

The Eye Unit

Located on the second floor of Brampton House at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, the Eye Unit is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and provides the highest quality environment to be seen in.

The multidisciplinary team in the Ophthalmology Unit consists of ophthalmic surgeons, orthoptist, medical photographer, paediatric ophthalmologist, paediatric optometrist and nurses trained in ophthalmic procedures.

Our surgical unit has the latest ophthalmic technology for treating a wide range of ophthalmic conditions. Our specialists are all registered consultants within the NHS, many of them leaders in their specialist fields. We have specialists who cover all ocular conditions.

Our aim is to provide the best quality ophthalmic care. Most of the surgery we do is done as a day case allowing patients a quick return to their normal lives.

We can provide same day outpatient assessment and treatment for minor ophthalmic conditions such as lid lumps and laser treatment.

Equipment and facilities

Our unit has the latest in state-of-the-art equipment in clean and comfortable surroundings.

Our consulting rooms and visual testing are based together in the unit, allowing easy access to both services and streamlining our same day services.

For inpatient stays, St John & St Elizabeth Hospital offers individual private rooms with excellent 24 hour nursing care on hand.

We pride ourselves in the quality of our facilities and our professional and caring staff.  Over 97% of inpatients questioned in 2008 rated our nursing staff as good or excellent for their courtesy, efficiency, care and responsiveness.

Treatments

Outpatient treatments available include:

  • Visual field testing
  • Ocular coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT)
  • Minor lid surgery
  • YAG laser treatment (single and double YAG laser)
  • Retinal laser treatment
  • Injections for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Emergency treatment for eye problems
  • Biometry
  • Botulinum toxin treatment

Surgical treatments available include:

  • Small incision cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Anti-VEGF injections for macular degeneration
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Squint surgery
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Macula surgery
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Eye Clinic

The Eye Unit offers exceptional diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for all eye conditions using modern treatment techniques and cutting-edge diagnostics for all eye complaints.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3848.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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