Ophthalmologists manage patients in the Vitreo-retinal clinics.
The Vitreo-retinal team investigates and treats conditions at the back of the eye which require surgical intervention.
Vitreo-retinal surgery refers to any operation to treat eye problems involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy.
The Vitreo-retinal Consultant Ophthalmologists are Miss Fiona Bishop, Mr Zia Carrim, Mr Aws Al-Hity and Mr Bataung Mokete.
We have now restarted some of our services and from Tuesday the 26th of May 2020 we have started seeing a small number of less acute patients. The Ophthalmology consultants have been identifying and prioritising patients who need to be seen when services re start and we will be contacting patients to arrange appropriate appointments.
All elective ophthalmology surgery and non urgent procedures remain cancelled due to the coronavirus.
All routine ophthalmology outpatients appointments were cancelled from Monday the 23rd of March 2020.
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.
The Vitreo-retinal team are reviewing the records for their patients affected by the COVID-19 response and identifying those who need to be seen urgently as part of their management.
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.