About the Service / Department
Our service has five consultants with expertise covering all areas ophthalmology (eye care).
Our staffing team also include speciality doctors (in Ophthalmology), ophthalmic nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, an ophthalmic technician as well as clerical and managerial staff.
The service offers a full range of outpatient services covering all general and specialist aspects of ophthalmology. Some of these specialities include medical retina disease, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and paediatric ophthalmology.
Minor operations and laser treatments are also carried out on a regular basis within the department.
We also have a dedicated age related macular degeneration team with recently upgraded facilities at Watford general hospital.
We have outpatient clinics at Watford General Hospital and at St Albans City Hospital.
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The Ophthalmology clinic at Watford General is situated on the ground floor of the Maternity building in Watford General hospital.
The Ophthalmology clinic at St Alban’s City Hospital is situated on level 4, Gloucester wing. St Albans City Hospital.
01727 897 831
01727 897 360/897 517
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) coordinator:
01923 436 607
01923 217 225 (Watford)
01727 897 519 (St Albans)
Urgent eye clinic appointments:
01923 436 205 (Between 09:00am- 16:30 pm)
Medical advice for GPs:
01923 208 083 - (Between 09:00am- 16:30 pm)
Elective patient operation schedulers/theatre queries:
01727 897 662 or 01727 897 716
Departmental email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For rapid access AMD referrals: email@example.com
For URGENT referrals: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urgent eye clinic:
Our urgent eye clinic opens from 9am -16:30pm (last appointment 16.00pm)
The urgent eye clinic is a referral based clinic (we do not accept walk in patients).
Patients can be referred via their GP, A&E and opticians.