Ophthalmology is the study and treatment of eye diseases, injuries and disorders. Based almost entirely at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, the department offers a range of regional, national and specialised services which include:

  • Artificial eye service
  • Cataract surgery
  • Contact lens
  • Corneal
  • Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
  • Diagnostic services (including electro-diagnostics and Goldmann perimetry)
  • Emergency Eye Centre
  • Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
  • Glaucoma (screening, treatment and long-term management)
  • Intravitreal injections (Lucentis and Avastin)
  • Laser treatment and photo-dynamic therapy
  • Low vision aid service
  • Minor operations under local anaesthetic (for example, removal of cysts and chalazions)
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ocular oncology
  • Ocular-plastics
  • Orthoptics
  • Other general eye conditions/diseases
  • Paediatric clinics
  • Photography (including fluoresceins, angiography and orbital OCTs)
  • Retinal disease (including diabetes)
  • Retinal surgery
  • Squints
  • Uveitis

In addition to its consultants, the department employs a variety of junior medical, nursing, technical, support and admin staff to assist in delivering a comprehensive eye care service to all its patients.

Patient information

Please click here for patient information which will be able to help you regarding what to expect from certain procedures or treatements.

Referral address

Ophthalmology New Patient Referrals,
Directorate of Ophthalmology,
Royal Hallamshire Hospital,
S10 2JF

Emergency Eye Clinic

The Emergency Eye Clinic is open from 8:30am – 4:30pm - Monday to Friday.

Clinic times

The Ophthalmology out-patient clinic is located on A-floor of the Out-Patient Building at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Clinics operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 8am and 5pm and on Wednesdays between 8am and 12:30pm.

Consultant Special interest Contact number
Mr M.P. Edwards Corneal (0114) 271 2223
Mr M.K. Raynor Corneal and glaucoma

(0114)  2713281

Mr M.E. Nelson General ophthalmology (0114) 271 2223
Mr. N. Rogers General ophthalmology (0114)2713281
Mr S. Longstaff Glaucoma (0114) 271 3242
Mr C.S. Brand Medical retina and diabetes (0114) 226 1469
Mr. N. Acharya Medical retina and diabetes

(0114) 226

Mr. F. Quhill Medical retina and diabetes (0114 )2713281
Mrs I.M. Pepper Neuro-ophthalmology (0114) 271 3281
Professor I.G. Rennie Ocular-oncology and Uveitis (0114) 271 2902
Mr. P.A. Rundle Ocular-oncology (0114) 271 3619
Miss Z.I. Currie Ocular-plastics (0114) 271 3829
Miss J.H. Tan Ocular-plastics (0114) 271 3829
Miss J.E. Marr Paediatrics (0114) 271 2036
Mr T.K. Chan Paediatrics (0114) 226 1469
Miss J.L. Choi Paediatrics and strabismus

(0114) 271

Mr. J. Burke Strabismus (0114) 271 2036
Mr S. Winder Vitreo-retinal surgery


Mr A. Ang Vitreo-retinal surgery (0114) 2713619
Mr Y.D. Ramkissoon Vitreo-retinal surgery (0114) 2712036
Mr R.M. Sheard Vitreo-retinal surgery and cataract surgery (0114) 271 3829


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