Eye treatment (ophthalmology)

We run adult and and paediatric ophthalmology services in state of the art equipped theatre and clinic space. We offer a range of general and specialist clinics, including:

  • Day case ophthalmology surgery at the Lister, with some inpatients stays where appropriate
  • Surgical and medical outpatient services at the Lister, New QEII and Hertford County hospitals
  • Diabetic retinopathy screening at all sites and satellite clinics
  • Urgent eye clinic at Lister
  • Eye casualty at Lister

Our specialist clinics include:

  • One-stop cataract clinics
  • Medical retina clinics
  • Rapid age-related macula degeneration (AMD) clinic
  • Intravitreal therapy service for age related macular degeneration (AMD); diabetic macular oedema (DMO); and retinal vein occlusion (RVD)
  • Fast-track glaucoma clinics
  • Paediatric clinics
  • Oculoplastics clinics
  • Orthoptic clinics
  • Optometry, contact lens and low visual aid clinics
  • Vitreoretinal surgery clinics
  • Digital imaging services – including optical coherence tomography, anterior and posterior segment photography, Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green angiography

Our consultants

Mr Michael Toma, with special interest in medical retina and is the service’s clinical director

Mr Stephen Campbell, with a special interest in glaucoma

Mr Anil Singh, with special interest in vitreoretinal surgery

Miss Fariha Shafi, with a special interest in oculoplastics (also the team’s clinical tutor)

They are supported by a range of specialists including, optometrists, orthoptists, and our contact lens specialist Richard Stokes. We also have three trainees from the East of England Deanery.

We also provide retinal screening for patients over 12 years old who are listed on the GP Diabetic register at the Lister,New  QEII and Hertford County hospitals, Herts and Essex hospital, Royston Community hospital, Cheshunt Community hospital and Baldock health centre.

Urgent eye clinic

We provide an urgent eye clinic for adults and children referred by their GP, optometrist or via the local Accident and Emergency departments. The clinic is located on the ground floor of the Treatment Centre at the Lister.

Adult ophthalmology outpatients and urgent eye services opening times

Adult ophthalmology and urgent eye services are available during the following hours:

Lister hospital  
Outpatients Monday to Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm
Urgent eye clinic Monday to Friday 9.00am to 7.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 12.30pm
Eye theatres Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Outpatients Monday to Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm


New QEII hospital  
Outpatients Monday to Tuesday 8.45am to 4.45pm
Wednesday to Thursday 8.45am to 12.00pm


Hertford County hospital  
Outpatients Wednesday to Thursday 8.45am to  12.00pm


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Useful Info

If you need to contact Ophthalmology, please call:

Waiting list team - 01438 288274

Adult bookings team – 01438 288273

Paediatric bookings team – 01438 288284

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