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Contact details

Tel: 024 7615 3735 / 3882

Fax: 024 7686 5257

E-mail: carole.wilkinson@geh.nhs.uk

Secretary: Carole Wilkinson


Lead consultant

Name: Mr Nigel Kirkpatrick

Tel: 024 7615 3735

E-mail: carole.wilkinson@geh.nhs.uk

Secretary: Carole Wilkinson


Specialty details


About the Service:

The George Eliot Ophthalmology Service offers subspecialty clinics covering:

  • General Ophthalmology

  • Glaucoma

  • Medical Retina

  • Cataract assessment, surgery and follow-up

  • Paediatric ophthalmology

  • Stroke assessments

  • Minor Oculoplastics

  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Theatre procedures:

  • Cataract surgery – referral to assessment appointment – 4 weeks, assessment to surgery 4 weeks

    See & Treat Services (1-stop appointment):

  • Minor Oculoplastics – offering eyelid and lacrimal procedures including syringing of tear ducts, Meibomian cyst/chalazion removal, eyelid lesions, and insertion of punctal plugs for punctual plugs)

  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy – a small proportion of patients who undergo cataract surgery will see opacification of the posterior lens capsule, this prevents light reaching the retina. The procedure restores clear vision; usually one appointment with no follow-up.


  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

  • Biometry – used to calculate the power of intraocular lens (IOL) implants required for cataract surgery

  • Visual Fields – used to detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision

  • A-scan ultrasound biometry

  • B-scan ultrasonography


  • General Ophthalmology clinics
  • Cataract One Stop

  • Glaucoma clinics

  • Plastics clinics
  • Medical Retina clinics
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • OCT


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