Ophthalmologists, assess and manage patients with oculoplastic problems in the Oculoplastic clinics.
Oculoplastics is the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the eyes and surrounding areas. These include the eyelids, the lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (bone cavity around the eye), adjacent periocular (around the eyes) and facial structures and the forehead and cheeks.
Our Oculoplastic surgeons provide many different types of eyelid and facial surgery, ranging from simple eyelid malpositions to more complex reconstruction involving the eyelids and surrounding forehead, temporal and cheek areas. Some of the service they provide include:
- Eyelid disorders: Malposition (ectropion, entropion, Blepharoplasty and ptosis), eyelid cancer (Mohs reconstruction surgery), eyelid trauma
- Tear duct problems (Lacrimal): congenital or acquired tear duct obstruction, watery eyes, tear duct injuries.
- Orbital disorders: Thyroid Eye Disease, orbital tumours, orbital trauma
- Anophthalmic socket work: eye removal (enucleation / evisceration / exenteration), orbital implants
- Dry eye clinic: Tests for dry eyes treatment, Blepharitis treatment
The Oculoplastic Consultant Ophthalmologists are Professor Bernard Chang, Mr Nabil El-Hindy, Mr Sreedhar B Jyothi and Mr George Kalantzis.
Routine ophthalmology outpatients appointments were cancelled from Monday the 23rd of March 2020 and restarted from Tuesday the 26th of May 2020 and we are now seeing a reduced number of routine patients .
We have been accepting routine referrals again from July 2020.
The Ophthalmology consultants continue to identify and prioritise new and follow up patients on the basis of clinical need.
We are contacting patients to arrange appropriate appointments in order of their clinical need.
Please be aware that, due to the backlog caused by the COVID-10 response, this means that our less urgent new and follow up patients will regrettably have a longer wait for an appointment than usual.
All elective ophthalmology surgery and non urgent procedures remain limited due to the coronavirus.
Ophthalmology and Optometry have now moved back into the eye clinic in Chancellors wing having temporarily moved out from Monday the 6th of April 2020 to release space for the emergency department.
The Ophthalmology team continues to provide emergency eye care, in the Acute referral clinics (ARC) which are being delivered from the refractive unit (St. James's Laser Vision) next to the main eye clinic at the St. James's University hospital site at present.
How do I make an appointment with this service?
To be seen in the clinic you must usually be referred by your GP, optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Normally these clinics run throughout the week in the main Eye clinic, Ground floor, Chancellor wing, St. James's University Hospital.
Please be aware that you may have a series of examinations from a range of clinicians and your appointment may take up to two hours to be completed from the time your appointment is booked.