We diagnose and provide medical and surgical treatment for a wide range of eye conditions in adults, young people and children. These include:

  • injuries
  • movement problems
  • cornea infections
  • glaucoma
  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • retina disorders
  • squint
  • cataracts.

We run outpatient eye clinics at Princess Royal University Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

Eye Casualty Department

This is based at Queen Mary’s Hospital. It sees patients referred by their GP, optometrist, local Emergency Department or other healthcare providers.

  • Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm
  • Weekends: 9am – 4pm

Patient advice and support

If you would like advice and support before, during and after your clinic appointment, talk to our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO), Chris Wilsdon. He offers practical advice and emotional support to help you come to terms with your sight loss and maintain your independence.

Things he can help with include applying for benefits and getting practical aids for your home. Meet him at the West Kent Eye Centre at the Princess Royal and the eye department at Queen Mary’s.

Tel: 07795 558560

Email: chris.wilsdon@kab.org.uk

Preparing for your appointment

You may need to have tests to diagnose and treat your condition. These often involve being given eye drops to enlarge your pupils. We advise you not drive to and from your appointments because the drops blur your vision and make it difficult to see in sunlight.


Princess Royal University Hospital eye clinic
  • New appointments, tel: 01689 865800
  • Follow-up appointments, tel: 01689 865779
Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup
  • New appointments, tel: 01689 865800
  • General enquiries and follow-up appointments, tel: 01689 863900/ 863952
  • Eye Casualty Department, tel: 020 8302 2678, ext 4029

For GPs and referrers

Referring to Queen Mary’s Hospital
  • Ophthalmology Outpatients: referrals can be made via NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) or by email: kch-tr.qms-referrals@nhs.net
  • Eye Casualty Department: walk-in service with referral letter from GP, optician or other healthcare provider only.
Referring to Princess Royal University Hospital or Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup
  • Email  kch-tr.br-referrals@nhs.net. Send one referral per email and include patient and GP practice details.
  • Use NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book).