The Eye Centre
WELCOME TO THE OPHTHAMOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT CHESTERFIELD ROYAL HOSPITAL
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specialising in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye.
Here at Chesterfield Royal Hospital we have an extensive Consultant Ophthalmologist and Orthoptist service available for both children and adults. The team of staff include:
Optometrists and Dispensing Optician
Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners
Specialist Optical Photographer
Health Care assistance
Diabetic Screeners and Field Screeners
Sight Support Derbyshire
The department specialises in many areas of Ophthalmology including
AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
The iris is a thin annular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and thus, the amount of light reaching the retina. Eye colour is defined by that of the iris.
The pupils should be equal in size and react equally to light; abnormalities may indicate Horners Syndrome, pupil block and relative afferent pupil defect.
The sclera is the white of the eye, it is made of collagen fibres and extends from the cornea to the optic nerve. When it becomes inflamed it is known as scleritis. The episclera covers the surface of the sclera