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Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology Service

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.

How To Contact Us

Hospital  Contact Number 
 York 01904 726272
 Scarborough 01723 385432

The 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: 

Consultant  Sub Specialty Contact Number 
Mr R Gale Clinical Director, Uveitis & Macular Degeneration Secretary: 01904 721552
Mr R Hanson Macular Degeneration, Diabetics, Cataracts Secretary: 01904 725588
Mrs F Bailey Macular Degeneration, Cataracts & Diabetics Secretary: 01904 721552
Mr R Ellingham Anterior Segment Disease & Cataracts Secretary: 01904 725938
Mrs S Anderson Cataracts & Primary Care Secretary: 01904 725885
Mr C Murray

Vitreo-Retinal and Cataract Surgery

Secretary: 01904 726552
Mrs J Liput Glaucoma & Cataracts Secretary: 01904 725939
Mr M Hayward Ocular-Plastics, Cataract & Lacrimal Surgery Secretary: 01904 725939
Mr N El-Hindy Ocular-Plastics, Cataracts & Lacrimal Surgery Secretary: 01904 725939
Mr P Jacobs  Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Cataracts Secretary: 01904 725938
Ms L Wakely Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Cataracts Secretary: 01904 725938
Mr R Taylor Paediatrics & Ocular Motility Secretary: 01904 725612
Mr M Moosa Paediatrics & Ocular Motility Secretary: 01904 725612
Mr Tom Fearnley 

Ocular-Plastics & lacrimal surgery 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

The 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:

Consultant 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:

Name  Position   Telephone Number
Paul Rafferty Directorate Manager

Secretary: 01904 725632

Kirsty Matthews Deputy Directorate Manager  01904 721210
Katrina Swires Nurse Manager  01904 726164
Patricia McCready Orthoptist and Optometrists Manager  01904 726749
Hazel Flint Service Manager  01904 726662
Vanessa Camp Eye Clinic Liason Officer  01904 721858
Yvonne Gilling Eye Clinic Liaison Officer  01723 236113

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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