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Ophthalmology is the specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions including emergency eye problems.

About our Service

Our comprehensive Ophthalmology service provides dedicated one-stop cataract clinics, along with sub-specialist clinics in glaucoma, corneal/external eye disease, macular degeneration, oculoplastics and paediatric ophthalmology. An emergency ophthalmic service is provided throughout the week, as well as dedicated anterior and posterior segment laser treatment sessions and a cyst / minor ops clinic. Our surgical services encompass small-incision cataract surgery, squint surgery, glaucoma, corneal and conjunctival surgery, lacrimal, eyelid and orbital surgery and intra-vitreal injections for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal collagen cross linking and NHS laser eye surgery for specific corneal disease indications.

We are a Tertiary Centre of Excellence for corneal transplant surgery, keratoconus, iris reconstruction, intraocular lens reconstruction and advanced cataract surgery.

Accessing the Service  

This service is available on Choose & Book. 

The services of some of our ophthalmic consultants are also available privately through the L&D's Cobham Clinic.


  • General clinics
  • Glaucoma
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Cataract
  • Corneal and external eye disease
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Ocular plastics
  • Macular degenerations

 Procedures provided 

  • Cataract 
  • Laser surgery e.g. Argon, YAG, SLT laser, cyclodiode laser
  • Glaucoma
  • Orthoptics 
  • General eye disorders 
  • Visual fields, OCT, Pentacam, HRT3
  • External eye disorders 
  • Contact lens 
  • Paediatric eye conditions 
  • Retinal disease including diabetes 
  • Fundus fluorescein angiography 
  • Minor surgical procedures 
  • Eye photography
  • Botox

Eye Unit

We are currently fundraising for specialist equipment for the Eye Unit. To find out more about fundraising for the Eye Unit please contact the fundraising team.

Contact us 
Via switchboard 01582 49 11 66


  • Allon BarsamSecond nameBarsamBiographyRuns the tertiary referral centre for advanced cornea and anterior segment surgery. He has published over 30 peer review publications, 8 book chapters and a textbook of Ophthalmology.
  • Andrew WaldockSecond nameWaldockBiographyA Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the L&D since 2001. Has performed his MD in glaucoma research and is the Clinical Lead for the glaucoma service, as well as assisting in the delivery of the cataract surgery service. Also the Training Programme Director for ophthalmic surgical trainees for the East of England.
  • Jason ChanSecond nameChanBiographyConsultant glaucoma specialist
  • Jonathan BarnesSecond nameBarnesBiographyClinical Director. A Consultant at the L&D since 2005. Mr Barnes runs the Paediatric Ophthalmic Service and has a specialist interest in Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening and Treatment. He holds Adult General Ophthalmic and Oculomotilty clinics at the L&D.
  • Mala SubashSecond nameSubashBiographyA Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in Medical Retina and is Clinical Lead for the retinal vascular occlusion service. She trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and at the L&D offers a comprehensive ophthalmology and acute clinic, sub-specialist opinion and management of retinal diseases and weekly cataract surgery lists.
  • Ranjit SandhuSecond nameSandhuBiographyConsultant
  • Susie SarangapaniSecond nameSarangapaniBiographyConsultant
  • Venki SundaramSecond nameSundaramBiographyConsultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery. Clinical Lead for Diabetic Retinopathy, and expertise in Glaucoma. Trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, completed an MD during which he was the principal clinician to the world’s first retinal gene therapy trial. 'Training in Ophthalmology' Lead Editor.