Ophthalmology

Mr Chien Wong using a RetCam device to review a patient's eye
Mr Chien Wong using a RetCam device to review a patient's eye

Overview

The first paediatric ophthalmology service in the UK, we provide tertiary care for complex eye disease in children. We also perform Vitreo-Retinal surgery.

The Ophthalmology department provides a tertiary care service for complex eye disease in children and has strong clinical and research links with our partners in the UCL Institute of Child Health. The team also perform Vitreo-Retinal surgery. 

The Ophthalmology department was the first in the country to establish paediatric ophthalmology as a subspecialty, recognising that disorders affecting children’s eyes are frequently very different to those affecting adults. 

Conditions we treat

  • Peters Anomoly 
  • Sclerocornea 
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses 
  • Genetic disorders of the cornea and anterior segment  
  • Glaucoma 
  • Cataract 
  • Neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus 
  • Nystagmus (Kestenbaum surgery is performed) 
  • Cerebral Visual Impairment 
  • Optic neuritis 
  • Optic neuropathies including Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and Dominant Optic Atrophy 
  • Ophthalmic monitoring for brain tumors including Craniopharyngioma, optic pathway gliomas etc 
  • Inherited eye diseases such as retinal dystrophies, and metabolic conditions that have associated eye findings 
  • Early Onset Retinal dystrophies 
  • Usher Syndrome 
  • Albinism 
  • Metabolic syndromes 

We also perform Vitreo-Retinal surgery treating: 

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (laser, anti-VEGF, and surgery) 
  • Familial Exudative Vitreo-Retinopathy 
  • Stickler Syndrome and other collagenopathies  
  • Coats Disease 
  • Persistent Foetal Vasculature (PHPV) 
  • Paediatric retinal detachment 
  • Coloboma related retinal detachment 
  • Lid Malposition  
  • Micophthalmia/Anophtalmia 
  • Lacrimal disorders 
  • Craniofacial deformity

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