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.


NameSub-speciality ExpertiseSecretary telephone number
Mr S TurnerMedical retina​01803 654825
Mr M AbbasiMedical retina01803 654830
Ms R KamalMedical retina01803 655168
Mr N EdmeadesMedical retina / Uveitis01803 655141
Mrs O OsobaMedical retina / Uveitis01803 655141
Mr A FrostCornea01803 655168
Mrs J CourtCornea01803 655164​
Mr J GoodfellowGlaucoma01803 656474
Miss T SleepPaediatric ophthalmology01803 655141
Mrs J JarzebekPrimary eye care01803 654830
Miss T SalamOculoplastic and orbital disease01803 654825
Mr E DoyleVitreoretinal01803 655164
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