The Eye Surgery Unit is open for surgery and patients are booked directly onto lists by our admissions team. Patients are booked according to urgency. However, due to the pandemic waits for some surgical procedures are much longer than before.
We have a large team of allied health professionals who support the consultants. We have healthcare assistants and ophthalmic technicians who are trained and have specialist skills to perform diagnostic tests and assist with surgical and laser procedures.
At Torbay we have been national leaders in pioneering training and development of ophthalmic specialist nurses. Our nurses deliver the majority of our intravitreal treatments, deliver ophthalmic local anaesthetics prior to surgery, undertake clinics, and triage our emergency calls.
We have a team of orthoptists who care for people with eye movement problems and help assess children’s vision and visual development.
|Name||Sub-speciality Expertise||Secretary telephone number|
|Mr S Turner||Medical retina||01803 654825|
|Mr M Abbasi||Medical retina||01803 654830|
|Ms R Kamal||Medical retina||01803 655168|
|Mr N Edmeades||Medical retina / Uveitis||01803 655141|
|Mrs O Osoba||Medical retina / Uveitis||01803 655141|
|Mr A Frost||Cornea||01803 655168|
|Mrs J Court||Cornea||01803 655164|
|Mr J Goodfellow||Glaucoma||01803 656474|
|Miss T Sleep||Paediatric ophthalmology||01803 655141|
|Mrs J Jarzebek||Primary eye care||01803 654830|
|Miss T Salam||Oculoplastic and orbital disease||01803 654825|
|Mr E Doyle||Vitreoretinal||01803 655164|