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 Secretary tel Sub-speciality Expertise
Mr M Abbasi 01803 654830 ​Medical Retina (Clinical Director)
Mr S Turner 01803 654825 Medical Retina and Macular Lead​
Mr A Frost 01803 655168 Cornea (Research Lead)​
Mrs Y Osoba 01803 655141 Medical Retina, Macula and Uveitis​
Miss T Sleep 01803 655141 Paediatrics and Adult Motility (Simulator Lead)​
Mr E Doyle 01803 655164 Surgical Retina​
Mr J Goodfellow 01803 656474 ​Glaucoma (College Tutor)
Miss T Salam 01803 654825 ​Oculoplastics (Governance Lead)
Miss J Jarzabek 01803 654830 ​General Glaucoma and Primary Care and Eye Casualty Lead (Information and Guidelines Lead)
Ms R Kamal 01803 655168 ​Medical Retina / General (Belgium Fellow Lead)
Mr N Edmeades 01803 655141 ​Medical Retina and Macula (Uveitis Lead)
Mr J C Ruiz Morande 01803 656473 ​General (Learning Disability Lead)
Ms J Court 01803 655164 ​Cornea Lead
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