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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

 

Our ophthalmology department provides a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment ophthalmic service to patients who live in the boroughs of Enfield and Haringey.  We manage referrals within the 18 week referral-to-treatment target.

The department provides a full complement of diagnostics, assessment and treatments for eye conditions associated with general ophthalmology, paediatric, medical retinopathy, including intravitreal injections, glaucoma (inclusive of laser), orthoptists, opticians and lower vision specialties.  We will soon be expanding to include oculoplastic and vitreo-retinal.   

For over 30 years, we have been based at the North Middlesex University Hospital, and we currently run from a modern unit based in Clinics 2, 3 and 4 in the main outpatients’ department area. 

We also provide community clinics based at both Chase Farm and Cheshunt community hospitals to support the government's vision of providing care close to the patient.   

All members of the team work together to provide an excellent quality of care to our patients. Our ophthalmology service is recognised for its culture of learning, which is especially important for the junior doctors who are based in the department every August to August as part of their trainee program. 

All outpatients’ appointments at North Mid take place in Clinic 3.  Urgent care services in Clinic 2.  The Injection suite for the intravitreal injection aspect of the service takes place in Clinic 4.  Patients having their operations e.g. cataracts will report to the Day Surgery Unit.

Download: Cataract information leaflet

The Clinical Lead, Mr. Raal Obikpo  works within a team inclusive of three specialist consultants and supported by a multi-disciplinary teams consisting of specialty doctors, advanced nurse practitioner, specialist ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, optician and health care assistants.

Consultants

Specialist Interests

Mr Raal Obikpo (Clinical Lead)

Glaucoma

Ms Jyoti Raina

Paediatrics

Mr George Palexas

General ophthalmology

Mr Theocharis Papanikolaou

Medical retina

 

Opening times

Monday – Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Casualty service

Monday to Thursday: 8.30-5pm and Friday 8.30-12.30pm

Useful contacts

Secretary

0208 887 2216 or 0208 887 2267

Email address

northmid.ophthalmology@nhs.net

 

How to refer:

All referrals are made via GPs ERS booking system. 

 

 

Page last updated: October 2018