Ophthalmic operating theatre
If you, a member of your family or someone you know is referred for ophthalmic surgery, the chances are that you will meet our small, friendly multidisciplinary team.
Mr Pushpanathan, the Senior Ophthalmic Consultant, leads a team of 8 surgeons each with their own specialist skills.
We offer a high standard and cost effective range of ophthalmic procedures. Apart from cataract surgery we offer ocular plastics and minor eye surgery. Patients with the chronic eye condition, Macular Degeneration, have received Lucentis injections which can improve or maintain their sight.
All procedures are performed under local anaesthetic in Day Surgery and patients can normally be discharged a couple of hours after admission.
You choose where you have your surgery
Depending on where you live, you have a choice of having your surgery here, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, The North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech or, more recently, we have a purpose built theatre at the St George’s medical Centre in Littleport where we can take our service to the community.
Our aim is to recognise each patient as an individual and not just their 'eye problem'. So by having the flexibility of offering surgery in multiple locations we are meeting your needs by making it easier for you to attend, promoting a less stressful experience.
Since September 2010 we also provide Vitreo-Retinal surgery to patients, who would, in the past have needed to travel as far as Norwich or Cambridge for such surgery.
Vision for the future
Our vision for the future is through our patients eyes! To embrace new challenges and stay focused on striving to give our patients the highest standard of care in a safe and comfortable environment, maintaining dignity at all times.
Our specialist team
Our staff, the day surgery team, are:
- Sally Garrard - Theatre Sister
- Anne Cole - Specialist Nurse
Useful documents links
The following document may also be of interest to you:
Go to the Ophthalmology overview page.