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Ophthalmology (eye) services are provided at St George’s Hospital by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Moorfields is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre for ophthalmic research and education. It has a reputation, developed over two centuries, for providing the highest quality ophthalmic care.

Moorfields Eye Centre at St George’s Hospital is one of 23 locations in which Moorfields provides services, ensuring that people can get expert eye care closer to where they live and work.

Because of its unique patient case-mix and the number of patients it treats across all its locations, Moorfields is able to sub-divide its eye services into several specialist departments, which allows its clinicians to develop expertise in particular ophthalmic sub-specialties.

Moorfields provides both outpatient appointment and surgery for the following sub-specialty eye services at St George’s:

Ophthalmology
AdnexalFor treatments for the accessories or anatomical parts attached to the eyeball, such as the eyelids, extraocular muscles, orbit and tear glands
CataractA common eye condition, in which the lens becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision
External disease and cornealFor conditions related to the outside of the eyeball, including the cornea, iris and sclera (the tough outer layer of the eye), especially infective, allergic and auto-immune eye conditions and those requiring corneal grafts to improve vision
General ophthalmology Treatment for general eye problems, including those that might need referral to one of our more specialist services
GlaucomaFor treatments for the signs and symptoms of this common condition, including increased pressure in the eyeball, which can cause gradual loss of sight if left untreated
Medical retinaProvides medical treatments for conditions at the back of the eye, using drugs, eye drops or lasers, and including diabetic screening and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an increasingly common eye condition, especially among older people, in which central vision gradually worsens
Paediatric ophthalmologyServices for children’s eye conditions
Strabismus and neuro-ophthlamologyTreats squints and visual problems related to the nervous system
Vitreo-retinalProvides treatments for conditions at the back of the eye that require surgical interventions, including retinal detachments

Ophthalmology outpatient services are located on the ground floor in Lanesborough Wing at St George’s Hospital with a small number of outpatient procedures and pre- assessment clinics completed on the 5th floor. The day case ward and the eye operating theatres are on the 5th floor of the Lanesborough wing in the Duke Elder Ward.

Moorfields also provides services for south London residents at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton and at Bridge Lane Health Centre in Battersea as follows:

Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton – outpatient appointments and surgery

Cataract
A common eye condition, in which the lens becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision

Glaucoma
For treatments for the signs and symptoms of this common condition, including increased pressure in the eyeball, which can cause gradual loss of sight if left untreated

Teddington Memorial Hospital – outpatient appointments only

General Ophthalmology
Treatment for general eye problems, including those that might need referral to one of our more specialist services

Glaucoma
For treatments for the signs and symptoms of this common condition, including increased pressure in the eyeball, which can cause gradual loss of sight if left untreated

 

Referrals