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New Children’s eye service

Children needing treatment for eye problems can now be seen at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The service offers treatment and surgery for children suffering with squints, amblyopia or double vision, as well as less common eye conditions. The service is being led by our new consultant Ophthalmic surgeon, Ms Luna Dhir, who specialises in working with children who have eye problems.

Conditions such as squints and lazy eyes can be quite upsetting for the child and affect their development, so offering them a high quality of care and treatment close to home is a real boost to children in North West London and an important addition to our paediatric surgical services.

Children who require surgery for squint or other problems such as eyelid cysts or blocked tear ducts, will be seen under the care of Ms Dhir, with surgical procedures performed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The paediatric ophthalmology service provides an orthoptic led assessment of children referred by a school nurse or health visitor, and consultant led clinics for children referred by their GP. Ms Luna Dhir also screens premature babies in the neonatal unit for retinopathy of prematurity and provides assessment for paediatric inpatients who develop eye problems.

A new service for adults suffering from squints and double vision is also being set up at the Hospital’s eye clinic and will be led by Ms Luna Dhir.

For more information about the eye clinics at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, call 020 3315 884/8457 or find details on our website
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