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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

The experienced ophthalmology team diagnose and treat a range of eye conditions. This includes cataract surgery one stop service, eyelid conditions, glaucome, minor eye surgery and many others. 

What we offer

  • modern day surgery cataract service
  • primary care clinic
  • eye A&E service
  • paediatric clinic
  • ocular motility clinic
  • diagnosis and treatment for retinopathy
  • diagnosis and treatment for glaucoma
  • diagnosis and treatment of eyelid conditions
  • screening for retinopathy of prematurity
  • diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory eye conditions
  • ntravitreal injection service for macular degeneration and diabetes
  • full range of glaucoma care including laser and surgical treatment

The team provides a dedicated children’s ophthalmology clinic, led by a consultant with a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology. We run four ophthalmic clinics per week at Chase Farm Hospital and clinics at Cheshunt community eye clinic. The team also provides a service in oculoplastic. 

We also provide an emergency eye service five days a week which is accessible through our A&E department, open Monday to Thursday from 9am-4pm and Fridays at 9am-1pm. 

Our facilities include:

  • fluorescein angiogram
  • fundus camera
  • b-scan ultrasound
  • IOL master for measuring eyes for lens implant
  • Humphreys visual field analysis
  • Goldmann visual field
  • laser treatment – Argon (retinal, iridoplasty) and YAG (capsulotomy, iridotomy)
  • Lucentis treatment

Our equipment includes:
• SLT laser machine for ocular pressure and glaucoma
• state-of-the-art operating microscope and Phacoemulsification machine
Our equipment includes:
• SLT laser machine for ocular pressure and glaucoma
• state-of-the-art operating microscope and Phacoemulsification machine

Key staff 
Mr Raal Obikpo – lead consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in glaucoma
Mr George Palexas – consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in retinopathy
Mr Theocharis Papanikolaou – consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in retinopathy
Miss Jyoti Raina – consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in paediatrics and ocular motility
Clare Miller – head orthoptist
Gary Andrews - low visual aid
David Burns – optician

Location 
Outpatients, eye clinic 3, main building, level 0

Contact us
Secretaries             020 8887 2216 / 2267
                        or 020 8887 3778
(Only Monday to Wednesday, 7.30am-2.30pm)

To cancel or change an appointment 
email northmid.centralappointments@nhs.net
or alternatively ring our call centre 020 8887 3663 /3664 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)

Page last updated January 2018