This specialty addresses disorders of the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.
The Children's Ophthalmology services we provide at Cromwell Hospital include:
- general and primary opthalmologic care
- corneal surgery
- orbital surgery
- orthoptic and visual field service
- external eye disease
- eyelid and reconstructive surgery
- low vision aids, optometrist and contact lens service
- medial retina (age and diabetes related pathology)
- paediatric ophthalmology
- tear duct surgery
- digital fluorescein angiography.
We offer a range of surgical procedures including:
- an oculoplastic service for lid malposition, lacrimal diseases and orbital work
- orbital surgery in conjunction with ENT and craniofacial consultants
- periocular surgery relating to the area around the eye as opposed to within the eye, is available to treat for example, removal of lesions, blepharoplasty and various plastic surgery procedures
Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Cromwell Hospital. However, any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed and stabilised by a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) trained in paediatric intensive care, supported by an on-call Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, before being transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).