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Heads of service

  • Optometry
    Patsy Terry: 01865 234733
  • Orthoptics
    Stella Czypionka: 01865 234835
  • Ophthalmic Imaging and Diagnostics
    Lewis Smith: 01865 231139
  • Outpatient Nursing Team
    Carl Boast: 01865 231117
  • Lichfield Day Surgery Ward Sister
    Justine King: 01865 231306
  • Specialist Surgery Inpatient Ward Sister
    Karen Russell: 01865 234722
  • Ophthalmic Theatre Sister
    Jeanette Mitchell: 01865 231356
  • Matron
    Rebecca Turner: 01865 234323

NHS consultants' secretaries

  • Victor Chong: 01865 234736
  • Susie Downes: 01865 234735
  • John Elston: 01865 234202
  • Martin Leyland: 01865 234735
  • Robert MacLaren: 01865 231578
  • Jonathan Norris: 01865 231578
  • CK Patel: 01865 234736
  • Paul Rosen: 01865 234202
  • John Salmon: 01865 234360
  • Srilakshmi Sharma: 01865 231093

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Consultant profiles

Victor Chong

Victor Chong MD FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology (University of Oxford) and Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology (University of Aston).

He specialises in retinal vascular disorders, including diabetic eye diseases and retinal vascular occlusion, and provides laser and eye injections for these disorders.

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Susie Downes

Ms Susie Downes MB ChB MD FRCOphth qualified in 1986 and is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford. She is a member of the British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

She specialises in cataract surgery, vascular retina including diabetes, medical retinal conditions including age-related macular degeneration, laser surgery including photodynamic therapy, transpupillary thermotherapy, conventional (but not refractive) laser surgery and inherited ophthalmic eye disease.

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John Elston

John Elston is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford, with sub specialty interests in paediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology and ocular motility.

He is an Examiner, Final BM University of Oxford, Past President, European Strabismological Association, a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Training Committee and Oxford Deanery Regional Adviser and Programme Director.

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Robert MacLaren

Professor Robert MacLaren is a practising Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital. He specialised first in Oxford and then moved to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he was a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and led research into age-related macular degeneration.

He returned to Oxford as Professor of Ophthalmology in 2009 and currently leads a research team in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. He welcomes clinical referrals for patients requiring cataract surgery, retinal surgery and other treatments for retinal diseases.

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Jonathan Norris

Mr Jonathan Norris FRCOphth is a Consultant Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital where he is also currently the lead clinician for clinical governance.

Mr Norris trained in Yorkshire before undergoing Fellowship training at the prestigious Corneo-Plastic Unit in East Grinstead. He specialises in eyelid surgery including eyelid skin cancer and reconstructive surgery. His other interests include facial palsy (relating to the eye), lacrimal (tear duct) surgery, artificial eyes, thyroid eye disease and orbital surgery.

He is currently a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is undertaking an MSc at Oxford University in Surgical Science.

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CK Patel

CK Patel is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital, with sub-specialties in retinal and cataract-refractive surgery.

Following undergraduate medical training at The London Hospital Medical College, Mr Patel had a broad-based training in centres of excellence in ophthalmology, including London, Oxford and Toronto.

He is a member of the British Medical Association, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (UKISCRS) and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS), and Section Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

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Paul Rosen

Mr Paul Rosen FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital and was Head of Department from 1998 to 2004. His special interests are postgraduate teaching, cataract/refractive surgery, laser refractive surgery, vitreoretinal/trauma surgery and medico-legal reporting.

He is a senior lecturer at the University of Oxford, Visiting Ophthalmologist, Refractive Service Moorfields Eye Hospital, President, UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Medical Editor of 'Eurotimes', a publication of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Elected Council member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), an Honour Award recipient from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Royal College of Ophthalmologists Examiner.

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John Salmon

John Salmon MD FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Before taking up this position he was Consultant Ophthalmologist at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.

He was programme director for the Oxford Deanery for five years and lead clinician for three years. He has a particular interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He has published over 90 original papers and is the author of 'Glaucoma - a colour manual of diagnosis and therapy'. He has presented academic papers at national and international meetings and has lectured to audiences all over the world.

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Sri Sharma

Sri Sharma joined the Oxford Eye Hospital in November 2013 as a Consultant in Medical Ophthalmology, which covers uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology and medical retina.

She completed two fellowships in the USA, in uveitis at the Casey Eye Institute and neuro-ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Her training in Medicine and Ophthalmology was at the University of Bristol.

She also works with children with eye inflammatory disease, in partnership with the Paediatric Rheumatology Service.

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