Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000


Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of diseases affecting the eyes. 

A GP or optician will refer a patient to an eye doctor, known as an ophthalmologist, for specialist treatment.


Ophthalmology by Moorfields

Eye care services are provided by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Patients in Croydon will be seen by Moorfields clinicians to access specialist eye services.

Moorfields see patients at Croydon University Hospital, Purley War Memorial Hospital and very complex cases are treated at the specialist Moorfields Eye Centre based at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. 


The eye centre provides comprehensive outpatient and diagnostic care for a range of eye conditions, as well as injections, laser treatments, contact lenses and complex eye surgery for adults and children.  Certain services are only available at the Croydon University Hospital site. 

The eye centre treats a range of conditions including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal problems
  • Uveitis
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic related eye conditions
  • Urgent care & eye injuries
  • Detached retinas
  • Crossed eyes
Urgent care 

Urgent care clinics for assessment and treatment are offered Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm. This service is for patients with emergency eye conditions, following a referral by their GP or an optometrist (optician).

All patients are triaged by a nurse and if necessary will see a doctor.

If emergency eye care is needed outside of these hours patients are seen in the Moorfields Eye Accident and Emergency Department at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.


Moorfields at Croydon University Hospital

Tel: 020 8401 3128


For more information about appointments and services available see the Moorfields Eye Hospital website: