Ophthalmology team

COVID-19 – Service updates

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
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