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Contact details

Tel: 024 7615 3735 / 3882

Fax: 024 7686 5257

Other Consultants: 

  • Mr Biswas
  • Mr Comaish
  • Mr Diamond
  • Mr Hammam  
  • Mr Chan
  • Mr Sampath
  • Mr Tarin
  • Mrs Williams
  • Mr El-Ashry

 Updated July 2017

Lead consultant

Name: Mr Nigel Kirkpatrick

Email: nigel.kirkpatrick@geh.nhs.uk




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



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