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Eye department - Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology service encompasses a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Medical Retina
  • Corneal Conditions
  • Ocular Plastics
  • Ocular Motility
  • Paediatrics
  • Vitreo-Retinal

The service also has various research portfolios conducting investigations into eye health and eye related diseases.

The Trust offer ophthalmic services across York and the East Coast at the following locations:

There is also a diabetic screening service within the community run by the North Yorkshire Diabetic Screening Service who operate across the York and East Coast area.

Contact us:

Hospital  Contact Number 
 York 01904 726272
 Scarborough 01723 385432

York Ophthalmology Department

The ophthalmology department in York is located at Junction 3 along the main corridor. If entering via the main entrance, make your way to the main corridor, turn left and immediately on your right is the entrance to the eye department.

Below is a list of our current consultants and the areas that they specialise in: 


Sub Specialty

Contact Number 

Mr R Gale


Clinical Director, Uveitis & Macular Degeneration

Secretary: 01904 721552

Miss N Topping

Macular Degeneration, Diabetics, Cataracts

Secretary: 01904


Mr R Hanson

Macular Degeneration, Diabetics, Cataracts

Secretary: 01904 725588 

Mrs F Bailey

Macular Degeneration, Cataracts & Diabetics

Secretary: 01904 721552

Mr R Ellingham


Secretary: 01904 725938

Mrs S Anderson

Cataracts & Primary Care

Secretary: 01904 725938

Mr C Murray

Vitreo-Retinal and Cataract Surgery

Secretary: 01904 726552

Mrs J Liput

Glaucoma & Cataracts

Secretary: 01904 726193

Mr P Alaghband

Glaucoma & Cataracts

Secretary: 01904 726193

Mr S Naylor    

Cataracts & Primary Care

Secretary: 01904 725939

Mr N El-Hindy


Secretary: 01904 725939

Mr P Jacobs 

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Cataracts

Secretary: 01904 725938

Ms L Wakely

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Cataracts

Secretary: 01904 726552

Mr R Taylor

Paediatrics & Ocular Motility

Secretary: 01904 725612

Mr M Moosa

Paediatrics & Ocular Motility

Secretary: 01904 725612

Mr Tom Fearnley


Secretary: 01904 725939

Mr Kevin Falzon 

Paediatrics and ocular Motility 

Secretary: 01904 725612

Mr Greg Heath 

Medical and Neuro Ophthalmology 

Secretary: 01904 721552

Miss Izabela Mitrut

Vitreo-Retinal and Cataract Surgery

Secratary: 01904 726552

Mr D Burton

Glaucoma and Cataract 

Secretary: 01904 726193

Scarborough Ophthalmology Department

The Scarborough ophthalmology department is located along the main corridor of the south wing of the hospital. If you enter the hospital through the main entrance in the south wing, head through the double doors on the right hand side, turn right down the main corridor and take the first right off the main corridor. At the end of the next corridor turn right again into Reception B waiting area.

Below is an list of our current consultants and the areas they specialise in:


Sub Specialty 

Contact Number 

Mr A Vyas

Clinical Lead, Macular Degeneration, Diabeties & Cataracts

Secretary: 01723 342269

Mr J Van Der Hoek

Anterior Segment Disease & Cataracts

Secretary: 01723 342372

Meet the Team

Below is our current management team who will be happy to help with any queries you might have:



 Telephone Number

Katrina Swires

Nurse Manager

 01904 726164

Patricia McCready

Orthoptist and Optometrists Manager

 01904 726749

Hazel Flint

Service Manager

 01904 726662

York Hospital eye clinic sight support service

Our Sight Support Service is run by Vanessa Camp, the Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer and is accessed by appointment only.

Vanessa can provide non-medical practical and emotional support for patients at York Hospital who are experiencing sight difficulties.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday - your clinician can refer you or you can ask at the Eye Clinic reception desk.

Contact: Vanessa Camp, Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Call: 01904 721858

East Coast eye clinic liaison service 

The service offers practical and emotional support to anyone affected by sight loss, including families and carers. Whatever your condition or needs, you’re not alone.

With our expert guidance you can find ways to:

  • Maintain your independence
  • Better understand your eye condition and treatment
  • Find out about Registration and helpful benefits and concessions
  • Use technology to help you do the things you need to do to stay in employment, education or take up new opportunities 
  • Continue enjoying leisure activities 

The Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) is based at Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals Tuesday to Thursday, and offers a drop in service for patients in clinic.

Please call for an appointment, or ask to see the ECLO when you are next in clinic.

Contact: Michelle Swann, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer 

Call: 07711 920504 or email:

Support within the community

The Trust works with charities to offer help and support to patients out in the community and we have a wide range of information available in the hospital for patients to take away after their visit. Alternatively, click here, for details of the charities we work with.

Access guide

Scarborough Hospital


If you or the person you care for has extra needs please click here

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Royal College of Nursing members at our Trust are taking part in strike action Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February from 7.00am to 8.00pm. This will impact services at our hospitals.

If you are due to attend an appointment and we haven't already contacted you, please come as planned.

On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).