Ophthalmology (eye) Clinic
Advice to ophthalmology patients
- Any patient who needs emergency care should either contact their GP or go to the Emergency Department at Noble’s or the Minor Injury Unit at Ramsey. The GP or the attending ED doctor will then contact the on-call Ophthalmologist for advice.
- ARMD Service will continue as normal.
- All patients are requested not to attend more than 10 minutes before their clinic appointment.
The department of Ophthalmology diagnoses and treats all patients with eye conditions in a professional, efficient and friendly manner, within a safe environment that promotes privacy and dignity.
All elective and emergency patients are seen at the Eye Clinic in Suite C, West Wing, Ground Floor, Noble's Hospital.
This is all Island service for both adults and children.
A Consultant lead satellite clinic is held at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital once a month on a Wednesday.
New referrals are received from GP’s, Optometrists, Orthoptists, other Hospital Consultants, Emergency Department and School Eye Clinic. All patients will be seen in clinic. The most frequently requested investigations are:
- Cataract pre-assessment -Intra ocular lens calculations with the use of IOL Master- (Optical biometry) and A-scan.
- Medical Laser – non refractive
- Central & Peripheral visual field assessment / driving tests
- Corneal thickness testing
- OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography
- Retinal Photography
- Day Case – Main Theatre
- Minor Operative procedures that normally takes place in the outpatient clinic
All clinics take place Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays) by referral only. However there is always 24 hour emergency Ophthalmologist cover via the Emergency Department (A&E), GP & Medical Emergency Doctor (MEDS).
Visiting Orthoptist clinics Wednesday from 10am to 5pm and Thursday from 8.30am to 3pm.
Where to report
Please report to the Outpatient Appointments Reception in the main foyer of the Hospital, where you will be directed to the Eye Clinic in Suite C.
Information for visitors
Dilating drops can cause blurred vision for a short length of time. Usually vision returns to normal after 4-6 hours, though the length of time varies from individual to individual. Patients will also notice an increased sensitivity to sunlight and bright lights. We advise patients to wear dark sunglasses after receiving dilating drops.
Driving is not advised after these drops, as it is not possible to determine how much vision will be affected. Make sure you arrange with someone to drive you home after your appointment.
Mr A Chohan – Consultant Ophthalmologist
Telephone: +44 1624 650226 / +44 1624 650324 / +44 1624 650402