Eye Centre

OPHTHAMOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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:

Matron
Sister
Optometrists and Dispensing Optician
Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioners
Specialist Optical Photographer
Staff Nurses
Health Care assistance
Diabetic Screeners and Field Screeners
Sight Support Derbyshire

The department specialises in many areas of Ophthalmology including

GLAUCOMA

AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

CORNEAL

OCCULO PLASTICS

CATARACTS

MINOR OPERATIONS

PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

EYE EMERGENCIES

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
 

The Iris

The Pupil

 

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

 

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

For further information about the placement within the eye centre please contact Joanne Morris, Sister on 01246 513937

The following graphic represents the nursing procedures that will be encountered in this placement area, according to the Annexe B section of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018).

 

Green: Encountered frequently/daily

Amber: Encountered occasionally/rarely

Red: Never encountered

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