Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent


The Eye Unit was opened in 1968. It includes an in-patient ward with adjacent day-bed unit.

The outpatient department runs general and specialist clinics and eye casualty, and there is also an excellent Orthoptic Department.

Slit-lamp and indirect argon lasers, Nd.-YA laser and photodynamic therapy are available.

The department has fluoroscein angiography, digital photography, A & B-scan ultrasound, corneal topography, optic coherence tomograpy, ultrasound pachymetry, and IOL master biometry available. The Eye Casualty Unit was completely refurbished in 2016.

The RBH hospital eye service has eleven consultants covering a wide range
of ophthalmic disease, all based full or part time at the RBH.

There is one associate specialist, three fellows, four staff grades, one specialist registrar and one specialty trainee (VTS). The RBH consultant ophthalmologists all undertake general ophthalmology with special interests:

Staff details

Laura Eyre Directorate Manager
Chris Best
Service Manager


Eye Casualty Lead Consultant
Miss E Hawkes

Miss A S Bacon Oculoplastics
Mr P H Constable Glaucoma
Mr A N El-Amir Vitreoretinal
Miss R Karim Paediatric
Mr M Leyland Corneal/external disease
Mr A R Pearson Lacrimal/oculoplastic
Mr R Moosavi Glaucama
Mr M Entabi Medical Retina
Mr V Tanner Vitreoretinal
Miss S L Watson Medical Retina
Mr Z Shalchi Medical Retina
Mr I Tahir Medical Retina / Diabetes

Sarah Cherrill Matron
Debbie Lyons Head Orthoptist
Pauline Seymour Outpatient Sister 
Sarjo Jammeh-Gibba Nurse Practitioner 
Ganesh Naik Eye Casualty Advanced Nurse Practitioner 


Eye Casualty Lead Consultant
Mr S Perera

Sue Nuth Lead Nurse 

Amandeep Thiara Outpatient Sister 
Tracie Williams Sister 
Stuart Hemingway Nurse Consultant 

General enquiries

To enquire about a new clinic appointment please call the Contact Centre on 0845 900 7000.

To enquire about a follow up clinic appointment please call the Eye Clinic Reception on 0118 322 7169.  


Useful contacts

Eye Block, Level 2
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

0118 322 7169


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111
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