Corneal / Anterior Segment Services

The team in this service treats conditions related to the outside of the eyeball, including the cornea and sclera – the tough outer layer.

Conditions treated by clinicians in this service include keratoconus, corneal ulcers and infections, allergy, meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eyes.

Surgeons perform different types of corneal surgery including transplants (grafts).

Hospital optometrists provide a contact lens fitting service for medical and therapeutic need. This might include when vision cannot be improved with spectacles or for pain relief.

The types of lenses we can fit include: RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable), Soft, Cosmetic, Scleral and Hybrid lenses.