About our eye care service

The Eye service at NMUH have been providing care to local population for over 50 years.

We treat urgent and routine 4500- 5000 patients a month.

Our service is staffed with four consultants, and a team of experienced specialist and trainee doctors. Working alongside are a dedicated multidisciplinary team of Ophthalmic nurses Orthoptists, Optometrist and a team of support and admin staff.

Comprehensive range of secondary eye care services for adults and children are provided from a well-equipped and modern dedicated outpatient area, an Injection suite and a Day surgery theatre. For complex case we have well established referral pathways with Moorfields Eye Hospital.

The diagnostic equipment available is

  • Fundus camera
  • B-scan ultrasound
  • Fluorescein Angiogram
  • Goldmann visual fields
  • Humphreys visual field analyser
  • IOL master for measuring eyes for lens implant
  • Yag Laser
  • Pascal Argon laser
  • Ocular coherence tomography
  • Infiniti Phacoemulsification unit

We offer an emergency eye service and rapid access eye service to appropriately referred/triaged patients. Our community Adult Eye clinics are held at Cheshunt Community Hospital. Our Orthoptist led Community pediatric services are held at Tynemouth Road clinic, Stuart Crescent Health Centre, Hornsey Central Clinic and Waltham Cross Health Centre.

Conditions we treat

We treat most of the common eye condition including:

  • Modern Cataract surgery one stop pre-assessment.
  • Diagnosis and treatment for glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and treatment for diabetic retinopathy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration
  • Paediatric eye conditions
  • Squint in children and adults
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eyelid conditions
  • Minor eye surgery

We liaise closely with our paediatric, neurology, musculoskeletal and diabetic eye screening services at North Mid.

Eye care emergencies

You can visit our Emergency Eye Clinic if you have an urgent eye condition or emergency only, such as: 

  • Loss of vision, less than 24-48 hours duration
  • Pain in eye, less than 24-48 hours duration
  • Eye injury/ trauma
  • Chemical injury to eye,
  • Foreign body in eye
  • Floaters getting worse. 

If you do not have one of the above listed conditions, then please contact us by telephone or video for advice before attending. 


Access our eye emergency virtual clinic


Phone numbers:

  • 020 8887 3417
  • 020 8887 2274

For other conditions that are not an emergency, please contact your GP or optometrist (see local optometry services). Please bring your GP or optometrist referral letter with you if you are referred to the Eye Emergency Clinic. 

Opening hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am – 4pm (break 13:00-13:30)
  • Friday 9 am-12.30 pm   

Location

  • Clinic 2, main outpatients

For eye emergencies outside these hours please visit our A&E department or  see other nearby eye emergency services.

Where to find us

  • Clinic 2 (eye casualty reception desk)
  • Clinic 3 (eye clinic reception desk)
  • Ground floor, Main Hospital Building – first right turn from main entrance and just beyond the Main Reception Desk.
  • Day surgery Unit for adults - first floor
  • Paediatric admission - first floor

How to prepare for your visit

For a routine appointment to the eye clinic, please bring:

  • your list of medications
  • glasses or spectacles (if prescribed).

You will initially have eyesight check up by a nurse. Most patients will need eye drops to open pupil (dilate) and have further tests and examination of inside the eye. These dilating drops can blur the eyesight for 2-6 hours.

Please do not drive and make arrangements to be picked up if not using public transport.

As you will be seen by minimum 2-3 clinicians please be prepared to spend 2-3 hours to complete all the tests and consultation.

On arrival report to main reception desk for first check in.

You will be advised to next report to reception in Clinic 3 (eye clinic reception desk)

Please ensure you let the receptionist know of your arrival before you are seated.

Your appointment may otherwise be delayed or missed.

Opening times

Eye clinics : Mondays to Fridays 8.30am – 5.30pm

Eye casuality: Mondays to Thursdays 8.30am – 4.00pm, Fridays 8.30am – 12noon

We do not provide any routine eye services or eye emergency service at the weekends, evenings or Bank Holidays.

Refer a patient

All Routine referrals are made via GPs ERS booking system. 

Urgent and referrals made directly by a GP, optometrist or other such medical professional.

Please see our Eye A&E section for further details for emergency consultation.

Meet our team

The team

Miss Jyoti Raina                           

Clinical Director, Consultant

specialist in Paediatric Ophthalmology

 

Mr Raal Obikpo                            

Consultant, specialist in Glaucoma

 

Mr George Palexas                      

Consultant, specialist in Medical Retina

 

Mr Theocharis Papanikolaou     

Consultant, specialist in Medical Retina

 

Ms Clare Miller

Head Orthoptist

Mr Shakil Patel

Senior Orthoptist

Mr Hashim Suleman

Hospital Optometrist

 

Mrs Sally Utting

Mr Biniam Habtemiceal

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Advance Nurse Parcatitioner

Neela Kisnareddy

Sister in Ophthalmology

Silvia Rusnakova

Sister in Ophthalmology

 

Mrs Shazia Soogund

Service Manager

 

How did we do?

Please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) to tell us about your experience of our services.

You can do this by calling 0208 887 3172 or via e-mail northmid.pals@nhs.net.

Your views will help us to improve our services so get in touch now!