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Ophthalmology

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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 
 York01904 726272
 Scarborough01723 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 
Mrs N ToppingClinical Director, Cataract, Macular Degeneration & DiabeticSecretary: 01904 725588

Mr R Hanson

Macular Degeneration, Diabetics, CataractsSecretary: 01904 725588
Mr R GaleUveitis & Macular DegenerationSecretary: 01904 721552
Mrs F BaileyMacular Degeneration, Cataracts & DiabeticsSecretary: 01904 721552
Mr R EllinghamAnterior Segment Disease & CataractsSecretary: 01904 725938
Mrs S AndersonCataracts & Primary CareSecretary: 01904 725885
Mr T Manners Glaucoma & CataractsSecretary: 01904 725885
Mrs J LiputGlaucoma & CataractsSecretary: 01904 725939
Mr M HaywardOcular-Plastics, Cataract & Lacrimal SurgerySecretary: 01904 725939
Mr N El-HindyOcular-Plastics, Cataracts & Lacrimal Surgery Secretary: 01904 725939
Mr P Jacobs Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & CataractsSecretary: 01904 725938
Ms L WakelyVitreo-Retinal Surgery & CataractsSecretary: 01904 725938
Mr R TaylorPaediatrics & Ocular MotilitySecretary: 01904 725612
Mr M MoosaPaediatrics & Ocular MotilitySecretary: 01904 725612
Mr Tom Fearnley 

Ocular-Plastics & lacrimal surgerySecretary: 01904 725939
Mr Kevin Falzon 
Paediatrics and ocular Motility 
Secretary: 01904 725612
Mr Greg Heath 
Medical and Neuro Ophthalmology 
Secretary: 01904 721552

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 VyasClinical Lead, Macular Degeneration, Diabeties & CataractsSecretary: 01723 342269
Mr J Van Der HoekAnterior Segment Disease & CataractsSecretary: 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
Michael Bewell Directorate Manager

Secretary: 01904 725632

Kirsty MatthewsDeputy Directorate Manager 01904 721210
Katrina SwiresNurse Manager 01904 726164
Patricia McCreadyOrthoptist and Optometrists Manager 01904 726749
Hazel FlintService Manager 01904 726662
Vanessa CampEye Clinic Liason Officer 01904 721858

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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