OphthalmologyOphthalmology is a surgical specialty. If you wish to enter ophthalmology you will need to have an aptitude for microsurgical skills. You should therefore already have good hand-eye coordination. Good binocular vision and stereopsis is considered to be an advantage for all ophthalmologists in surgical procedures, clinical assessment and in the interpretation of some investigations.
Every year, around 45,000 patients are seen by our doctors, including children, as we have a consultant specialising in paediatrics and a dedicated paediatric operating list.
We perform around 3400 operations every year at both East Surrey and Crawley Hospitals, with around 98% of procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic. For patients with special needs or phobias, we will offer surgery under general anaesthetic.
At East Surrey Hospital, there is a dedicated theatre for local anaesthetic such as cataracts, retinal surgery and oculoplastic surgery and a separate theatre for general anaesthetics for cataract, retinal, paediatric and glaucoma surgery. There is also a dedicated treatment room for the treatment for macular degeneration.
In Crawley hospital’s day centre, local anaesthetic procedures are carried out for cataracts, glaucoma and oculoplastic conditions, and some general anaesthetics operations are also done there.
Education and Clinical Teams
Ms Kelly Weston
Ms Sengal Nadarajah
Ms Fiona O’Sullivan
Mr Luke Herbert
Mr Ijaz Sheikh
Ms Kapka Nenova