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Ophthalmology (eyes)


  • Level 2, ophthalmology outpatients, Kings Treatment Centre, Royal Derby Hospital
    (best entrance - entrance 6 KTC)
  • Level 3, ophthalmology day case unit, Kings Treatment Centre, Royal Derby Hospital 
    (best entrance - main entrance 6 KTC)



Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.

The ophthalmology department provides a comprehensive and efficient outpatient and surgical service to the local community and beyond.

The multidisciplinary approach to patient care means that the eight consultants are supported by a dedicated team of ophthalmic trained nursing staff, orthoptists and optometrists, all of whom strive to ensure patients receive first class care.


Specialist medical:

  • Adult squint service

  • General ophthalmology

  • Medical retina

  • Uveitis

  • Age related macular degeneration service

  • Glaucoma

  • Diabetes

  • Anterior segment

  • Cataract clinics

  • Botulinum toxin service

  • Dry eye

Day case procedures:

  • Cataract surgery

  • Laser therapy

  • Oculo-plastics

  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Optometry service:

  • Contact lens

Orthoptic service:

  • Visual field assessment

Primary care service:

  • A booked service to deal with acute ophthalmic complaints providing emergency care.


  • Advisory service for the visually impaired

Other information

If you have an eye problem please make an appointment with your optician who will conduct an eye examination and will guide you regarding the eye problem and subsequent action to be taken. He will then refer you straight to the department if the situation is urgent or will ask your GP to refer you to the relevant clinic

Your eye appointment will commence with a vision test and other relevant procedures.

You may need to have drops put in your eyes to dilate your pupils, therefore it may not be advisable to drive.

We also provide a children's eye service.  For more information please click the link below:

Children's Ophthalmology Service