About the Ophthalmology department

Ophthalmology is the area of medicine and surgery concerned with the eye and its relationship with the brain.The Ophthalmology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital was the first in the country to establish paediatric ophthalmology as a subspecialty, recognising that disorders affecting children’s eyes are frequently very different to those affecting adults.

We provide a tertiary care service for complex eye disease in children and have strong clinical and research links with our University College London Partners (UCLP) at the Institute of Child Health, Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Institute of Ophthalmology, the Royal Free Hospital, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Last year the Ophthalmology department saw over 24,000 outpatients and performed more than 400 surgeries as both day case and inpatients.

The Department is led by Professor Christopher Lloyd, Consultant Ophthalmologist, alongside Bronwen Walters (Lead Orthopist), Lynne Speedwell (Lead Optometrist) and Dorothy Thompson (Lead for Vision Science and Electrophysiology).