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What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems

Our Ophthalmic department

The Ophthalmic department at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital offers patients a range of ophthalmic services. The department provides the more general ophthalmology consultation as well as more specialised services and clinics.

The majority of our services are provided in our Outpatients facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn, North Cambridgeshire Hospital at Wisbech, Fakenham Medical Practice and St George’s Medical Centre at Littleport. We also offer day case operating facilities on each of these sites.

Our staff are highly qualified, dedicated professionals with a vast amount of experience in their respective fields of Ophthalmic Nursing, Orthoptics, and Optometry. Our Consultant Ophthalmologist team offer specialties such as Ocular Plastics, Paediatrics, Vitreo-Retina, Medical Retina and Glaucoma.

Sub-specialist services

Our sub-specialist services include:

  • Paediatric eye diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Vitreous and Retinal disorders
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye position and movement disorders (squints)
  • Ocular plastic problems (mal position of lids)
  • Eyelid tumours
  • Lacrimal/tear duct problems
  • Artificial eyes
  • Contact lens
  • Low Vision Aid

Our departments are well equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to deliver consultations and operations at the highest possible standard.

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