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Referral Process

Referrals preferred via Choose & Book. Alternatively by letter of fax (01582 497956).

When sending referrals to the hospital please clearly mark the name of the clinical department to increase speed of processing and post to:

Out Patients Booking Dept.
(Name of specialty)
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewsey Road

Patient Information Leaflets

The Ophthalmic Department at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has recently expanded to provide a full spectrum of ophthalmic services at District General Hospital level. In addition to general ophthalmology, the eight Consultants in the department have developed specialist interest in macular degeneration, diabetes, uveitis, cornea, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, paediatric ophthalmology and ocular motility, to provide a more specialist input when necessary.

A vitreo-retinal service is provided by Mr Martin Snead, a visiting consultant from Cambridge. Cataract surgery is provided by most Consultants with very short waiting times. A direct cataract enhanced referral pathway is available via accredited optometrists to expedite the referral process. A one-stop Intra-vitreal Service provides treatment for most medical retinal conditions in accordance with NICE guidance.

The department is well equipped with the latest diagnostic facilities which include a digital fundus camera with fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography, multispot retinal laser, YAG laser, visual field analyser, optical coherence tomography, optic disc and nerve fibre layer assessment and corneal topography. 


• One-stop Cataract
• Glaucoma
• Corneal and anterior segment
• Medical Retina
• Uveitis
• One-stop Intravitreal
• Rapid Access Macular Degeneration
• Vitreo-retinal
• Paediatric Ophthalmology
• Orthoptics
• Laser (YAG and Diabetic)
• Contact lens and refraction
• Oculoplastics

Procedures Provided

Links to tertiary centres:

The department offers a full physiological assessment including:

  • Full lung function
  • Provocation testing
  • Sleep studies
  • Flight assessments
  • Oxygen assessment
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Manometry studies
  • Bronchoscopy with Lavage Endobronchial biopsies, transbronchial biopsies and transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Pleural aspiration and biopsy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS)
  • Exercise induced asthma
  • Skin prick testing allergy profiles

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

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  • Andrew Waldock
    Cataract, Glaucoma

  • 01582 497903
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  • Jonathan Barnes
    Cataract, Paediatric, Ocular motility

  • 01582 497385
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  • Allon Barsam
    Cataract, Cornea

  • 01582 497174
  • Jason Chan
    Cataract, Glaucoma, Neuro-ophthalmology

  • 01582 497903
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  • Ranjit Sandhu
    Cataract, Medical Retina, Uveitis

  • 01582 497329
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  • Susan Sarangapani
    Oculoplastic, Lacrimal, Orbital

  • 01582 497174
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  • Mala Subash
    Cataract, Medicial Retina

  • 01582 497385
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  • Venki Sundaram
    Cataract, Medical Retina

  • 01582 497329
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  • Martin Snead

  • 01582 497174

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Services Manager: 
Damilola Oshingbade

Eye Clinic Reception: 

Via switchboard ext. 2159

Eye Clinic Sister:
Martha Simango

Nurse Practitioner:
Sharon Farmer
01582 497412/ Bleep 110

General Manager:
Charles Frampton
01582 491166

Nurse Practitioner:
Sharon Hanniffy
01582 497412/ Bleep 273

Clinical Director:
Mr Jonathan Barnes

Outpatients booking department: 
01582 561385

01582 491166

Direct Fax Number:
01582 497956