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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.

RNIB Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO’s) are based at all of the sites within the trust and are there to offer practical and emotional support to anyone affected by sight loss, including families and carers. Patients and their families do NOT need to make an appointment to see the ECLO and can see patients in clinic by asking a member of staff to direct them to the ECLO room.

Their contact details are:

  • Geraldine Carragher (based at Solihull Hospital & Heartlands Hospital) – Tel: 07724 426 177
  • Talia Treen (based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital)- Tel: 07794 086 139
  • Sarah Bowser (based at Good Hope Hospital & Heartlands Hospital)- Tel: 07918 640 505

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

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