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.
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
- 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