fbpx

COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.

About

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 expertise

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.

A woman receiving an eye examination

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, the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth solely 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
  • Biometry
  • Botulinum Toxin treatment
Consultant with patient

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

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.

    Make an enquiry


    Our charity

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is a charity, which means that every time you come here for a treatment, you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

    Our aim is to care for the sick, whilst using the profits we make to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. We aim to make sure patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to all who seek it.

    As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.

    Careers

    Whether you’re looking for clinical, corporate or operational roles, take the next step in your career at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

    We pride ourselves on the close-knit community we have at the Hospital, and the development and happiness of our staff. Join a feel-good environment that provides you with opportunities to develop your expertise.

    Latest articles

    The latest news, insights and views from St John and Elizabeth Hospital.

    Find out what we’re doing to keep you safe, read expert articles and interviews with our leading specialist Consultants, learn more about common conditions and get your questions answered.

    gallbladder attack

    04th December 2021

    Are you having a gallbladder attack? Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment

    A gallbladder attack can happen at a moment’s notice and cause aggressive pain….

    overactive bladder

    02nd December 2021

    Constantly need to pee? How to treat an overactive bladder

    If you regularly get the feeling that you’ve “got to go”, you’re not…

    partial knee replacement

    29th November 2021

    Pros and cons of partial knee replacement: Is it right for you?

    More than 10 million people in the UK have osteoarthritis or a similar…

    hearing loss

    19th November 2021

    Surprising facts about hearing loss you may not know

    Did you know that hearing loss is the second most common disability in the UK? It affects one in six UK adults, but shockingly, people with hearing loss wait an average of 10 years

    private healthcare

    02nd November 2021

    Private healthcare vs the NHS: Which should you choose?

    Whether you’re not feeling well and struggling to get a doctor’s appointment, been…

    nhs waiting list

    29th October 2021

    NHS waiting lists: How long is too long? (and what can you do about it?)

    The NHS is a beacon of hope for millions of people all over…

    spine - back awareness week

    21st October 2021

    Back Care Awareness Week 2021: Improving your back pain when working from home

    Every year, back pain charity BackCare (the National Back Pain Association) shines a light on one of the most prevalent complaints of modern times.

    woman with good skin - private dermatology care

    18th October 2021

    Reasons why you should see a private dermatologist in London

    Here’s a look at some common skin conditions that may require the attention of a private dermatologist in London or elsewhere to clear them up.

    looking after your vision

    14th October 2021

    Looking after your vision with check-ups at a London eye clinic

    It’s easy to overlook eye health until problems occur that may be difficult to treat. Regular check-ups at our London Eye Clinic will put your mind at rest.

    knees and elbows

    11th October 2021

    Elbow treatments: A look at different injuries and how they’re fixed

    Elbow fractures, breaks and other injuries and conditions require specialised elbow treatment plans so that you can get back to normal.

    Doctor with a stethoscope

    07th October 2021

    Benefits of a private health care check-up

    Detecting problems before they have a chance to become serious is one of the main reasons for having a health care check-up — but should you go public or private?

    nurse tenderly holding a baby - St John and St Elizabeth Hospital

    04th October 2021

    Growing up great with private health care for children

    Looking after a developing child is never easy, and there are lots of…