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Our services


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

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

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.

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.

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


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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.