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Our services and departments


About the Service / Department

Our service has five consultants with expertise covering all areas ophthalmology (eye care).

Our staffing team also include speciality doctors (in Ophthalmology), ophthalmic nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, an ophthalmic technician as well as clerical and managerial staff.

The service offers a full range of outpatient services covering all general and specialist aspects of ophthalmology. Some of these specialities include medical retina disease, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and paediatric ophthalmology.

Minor operations and laser treatments are also carried out on a regular basis within the department.

We also have a dedicated age related macular degeneration team with recently upgraded facilities at Watford general hospital.


We have outpatient clinics at Watford General Hospital and at St Albans City Hospital.


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The Ophthalmology clinic at Watford General is situated on the ground floor of the Maternity building in Watford General hospital.

The ophthalmology clinic at St Albanís City Hospital is situated on level 4, Gloucester wing. St Albans City Hospital.

New appointments

01727 897 831


01727 897 360/897 517

Age related Macular degeneration (AMD) Coordinator:

01923 436 607

Medical Secretaries:

01923 217 225 (Watford)

Medical secretaries:

01727 897 519 (St Albans)

Urgent eye clinic appointments

01923 436 205 (Between 09:00am- 16:30 pm)

Medical advice for GPs

01923 208 083 - (Between 09:00am- 16:30 pm)

Elective patient operation Schedulers/Theatre queries

01727 897 662 or 01727 897 716

Email address:

Departmental email:


For rapid access AMD referrals: westherts.amd@nhs.net

For URGENT referrals: westherts.eyeclinic@nhs.net

Urgent eye clinic

Our Urgent eye clinic opens from 9am -16:30pm (last appointment 16.00pm)

The urgent eye clinic is a referral based clinic (we do not accept walk in patients).

Patients can be referred via their GP, A&E and opticians.

Contacting the Trust

Please contact the relevant Trust switchboard if you require further information or assistance:

Watford General Hospital switchboard: 01923 244366
Hemel Hempstead Hospital switchboard: 01442 213141
St Albans City Hospital switchboard: 01727 866122

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