Coronavirus information

Information on the coronavirus pandemic for our patients and visitors.

View coronavirus information


The Ophthalmic department offers patients a range of services from general ophthalmology consultations to more specialised services.

The majority of our services are provided in our outpatients facilities at Solihull and Heartlands Hospitals and the Birmingham Chest Clinic. We also have an eye clinic at Good Hope Hospital.

Our services are delivered by some of the best ophthalmic specialists in the region. The department has around 80 staff and includes opthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, medical photographers, ophthalmic technicians, and an eye clinic liasion officer as well as a host of other support staff.

By choosing the Eye Service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, you can be sure of the best care, provided locally by some of the best and most dedicated staff in the region.
Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, Sarah Bowser, who is usually based at our hospitals is now working remotely and may be contacted either by email at or by phone on 07724426177 – offering practical and emotional support​ to people living with sight loss and their families & carers.

If you need an appointment at UHB your GP or Optometrist must refer you first. We will then provide you with an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Available Services
We have sub-specialist services for:
  • front of the eye
  • corneal problems
  • glaucoma
  • cataract
  • retinal disorders / diabetes
  • macular degeneration
  • eye position and movement disorders (squints)
  • non surgical and surgical treatment
  • areas around the eye
  • eye plastic problems: drooping eyelids, outturning and inturning eyelid
  • eyelid tumours
  • lacrimal / tear duct problems
  • eye socket problems: tumours, thyroid eye disease, fractures
  • artificial eyes

Our departments are well equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to deliver consultations and operations at the highest possible standard.

Education and research are of vital importance in our department. Comprehensive information is available to our patients so they can make informed decisions about their care. And our staff are well trained and attend international conferences to present research best practice and this is incorporated into clinical treatments.

Contact Details

Please call 0121 424 2000 and ask for the name of the consultant you wish to speak to.

  • Ms S Al-Hussainy
  • Mr A Negi
  • Mr TR Reuser
  • Mr I Cunliffe
  • Mr T Jackson
  • Mr S Joseph
  • Mr A Patel
  • Mr R Sivaraj
  • Mr T  Ressiniotis
  • Miss T Kipioti
  • Ms C Sullivan
  • Mr S Umeed

Useful Links

Thinking of going to Accident and Emergency but not sure if you need to? Try our handy symptom checker.

Try ask A&E

We're improving the accessibility of our websites. If you can't access any content or if you would like to request information in another format, please view our accessibility statement.