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Ophthalmology is the branch of medical science that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye and the supporting visual systems.

King Edward VII's Hospital Expertise

Consultants who specialise in ophthalmology at our Hospital have been through a rigorous selection process and are leaders in their area of special interest. You can expect the highest standards of diagnosis and treatment from any consultant with practising privileges. They will also commonly have working relationships with other consultants within a related specialist area.

Common conditions and symptoms addressed by an ophthalmology specialist include:

  • cloudy/blurred or misty vision, lights too bright or glaring, harder to see in low light, colours look faded – could be a sign of cataracts
  • blurred vision – could be: refractive errors, corneal abrasions (scratched eye), corneal opacity
  • blurred vision and visual distortion – could be: age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • watery eyes – could be a sign of: allergy or infection (conjunctivitis), blocked tear ducts, eyelashes that grow inwards, dry eye syndrome
  • red eye – could be:
    • burst blood vessel (if there’s a bright red area in the white of your eye)
    • dry eyes (if you have sore, blurry or watery eyes)
    • conjunctivitis (if you have a gritty or burning feeling, sticky eyes)
    • blepharitis (if your eyelids are itchy, sore or red)
    • ingrown eyelashes (if it feels like there is something in your eyes)
    • eyelid problems (if you have a swollen, drooping or twitching eyelid or a lump on your eyelid)
  • sensitivity to light – could be: eye inflammation, corneal abrasion or ulcer, eye infection, eye allergies, dry eye
  • double vision – could be: strabismus, neurological condition, systemic disease
  • monocular double vision – could be: refraction error, cataract, dry eye
  • sudden drooping eyelid / headaches with vision loss – could be: neurological
  • skin above upper eyelid drooping down over eye – could be: dermatochalasis

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Our Experts


Our brilliant team of ophthalmologists is coordinated by our Orthoptist and Senior Ophthalmic Technician.

Mrs Rashmi Akshikar  ›
Special interests include:
Mr Jason Ho  ›
Special interests include:
Retina Surgery (+ 1 more)
Mr Ahmad Aziz  ›
Special interests include:
Cataract Surgery (+ 12 more)
Professor David O'Brart  ›
Special interests include:
Cataract Surgery (+ 4 more)
Mr Saruban Pasu  ›
Special interests include:
Cataract Surgery (+ 4 more)
Mr Danny Mitry  ›
Special interests include:
Cataract (+ 2 more)
Mrs Veronica Ferguson  ›
Special interests include:
Cataract Surgery (+ 5 more)
Professor Gus Gazzard  ›
Special interests include:
Glaucoma (+ 1 more)
Mr Daniel Ezra  ›
Special interests include:
Eyelid Surgery (+ 4 more)
Mr Hugo Henderson  ›
Special interests include:
Ophthalmology (+ 3 more)
Mr Nicholas Strouthidis  ›
Special interests include:
Glaucoma (+ 1 more)
Professor James Bainbridge  ›
Special interests include:
Retinal Disorders (+ 7 more)