Our team of ophthalmology specialists at St Thomas’ Hospital are internationally renowned.

We take pride in the innovations at our hospital. Our Ridley Clinic was named after Sir Harold Ridley, who pioneered artificial intraocular lens implantation after cataract surgery. St Thomas’ Hospital was also the first centre in the UK where laser refractive surgery was performed.

We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for managing vision impairment and eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, inflammatory eye diseases, neuro-ophthalmic diseases, vitreoretinal diseases, and diseases of the retina, cornea, eyelids and orbit.


State-of-the-art facilities

Experience dedicated ophthalmic operating theatres and our range of diagnostic equipment, including:

  • optical coherence tomography (OCT) to view 3D images of both the front and the back of your eye, including the retina and optic nerve
  • fundus cameras to perform fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography to see the blood vessels in the retina
  • ultrasound machines to view the eye
  • biometry machines to determine the correct lens power for patients requiring cataract surgery

You will have access to some of the most up-to-date surgical procedures in the country, performed by consultants with a long history of leading the development of new surgical techniques.

Our team of ophthalmologists offer a wide range of interventions, from using visual fields machines to determine your field of vision to specialist ophthalmic lasers to treat different eye conditions.

Discover our ophthalmology specialists

Meet our team of world-class ophthalmologists. From common procedures to advanced interventions, our specialists are here to provide you with personalised care