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Service Directory:
Ophthalmology


Services Provided
  • Ophthalmic Day and Inpatient Surgery
  • Minor Operations – Outpatients Department; Ashford
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration Service
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fundus Photography
  • Orthoptics
  • Ocular Motility and Squints
  • Refraction and Low Visual Aid
  • Day case surgery carried out at SPH and ASH
  • Inpatient surgery carried out at ASH and the RSCH
  • Out of hours Emergency Service at SPH, RSCH

Clinical Team
Miss Heidi CHITTENDEN, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (Specialty Lead)
Details Special interests
GMC: 3481868

Secretary:
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Oculoplastics and lacrimal surgery

Paediatric ophthalmology

Mr Vinod GANGWANI, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 6026332

Secretary
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Cornea and external eye disease

Mr Arun GUPTA, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 4157401

Secretary
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Mr Myles HAGAN, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 2200857

Secretary:
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, glaucoma and external eye disease

Mr Kalman HODOSI, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 6153809

Secretary:
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and medical retina

Mr Lavnish JOSHI, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 6103659

Secretary:
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Vitreoretinal surgery

Mr Namir KAFIL-HUSSAIN, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 4623559

Secretary:
Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Adult squint and ocular motility

Mr Ulrich MEYER BOTHLING, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 3521625

Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Diabetic eye disease and medical retina

Mrs Neeta RAY-CHAUDHURI, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Details Special interests
GMC: 3632523

Tel: 01784 884172
General Ophthalmology, cataracts and glaucoma

Key Telephone Numbers and Information
Eye Casualty Services:
For on the day Emergency referrals (all patients will be triaged) call:
  • ASH: 01784 884680,
  • SPH: 01932 722754

Ashford Ophthalmic Carer / Patient Helpline Telephone:
01784 884402 (answerphone)

St Peter’s Ophthalmic Carer / Patient Helpline Telephone:
01932 722686 (answerphone)


Ophthalmology Clinical Office
Tel: 01784 884248 / 884912 / 884367 / 884262 / 884172 / 884155

Tests Required
In the case of retinal artery occlusion: lipids, FBC, ESR and CRP and blood pressure reading would be helpful.

In retinal vein occlusion: lipids, FBC, blood sugar level ESR and CRP and blood pressure reading would be helpful.

In sudden onset double vision: lipids, FBC, blood sugar, ESR and CRP and blood pressure reading would be helpful.

Cataract patients will require Blood Pressure, baseline blood test

Specialist Nursing
Mandy Wilson
Sister
Tel: 01784 884418
Maggie Lewis
Clinical Nurse Specialist (ASH)
Tel: 01784 884685
Tel: 01784 884680
Jain Sidhu
Specialist Nurse (SPH)
Tel: 01932 722754
Georgina Gilson
Deputy Sister (ASH)
Tel: 01784 884403
Bindhu Santosh
Deputy Sister (HOH)
Tel: 0208 6301831