Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care


Contact us

The Ophthalmology Service is based at:

NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Bankend Road
Dumfries DG1 4AP

Who We Are

The Ophthalmology Department is based at Mountainhall Treatment Centre in Dumfries.  The department consists of an Ophthalmology Day Case Ward and Theatre as well as an Ophthalmology Outpatients Department.

The Orthoptic department and Diabetic Eye Screening Service are also located within the Outpatients department.  Peripheral Ophthalmology Clinics and day surgery theatres are held at both The Galloway Community Hospital and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

Ophthalmology Day Surgery

Within our Day Surgery Unit, cataract surgery, oculoplastic surgery and glaucoma surgeries are carried out for patients undergoing procedures under a local anaesthetic, with patients requiring General Anaesthetic instead operated on at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Ophthalmology Outpatients

A number of different sub-speciality clinics are held within the department, and are a mixture of Doctor or Nurse-led:-

  • General Ophthalmology
  • Emergency / Casualty clinics
  • Glaucoma clinics
  • Cataract clinics (Pre-assessment)
  • Paediatric clinics
  • Medical retina clinics
  • Oculoplastic clinics
  • A number of treatment clinics (including laser, intravitreal injections, Botulinum and minor procedures clinics)

Referral Information

The majority of referrals are from GP’s and Optometrists, but can be received from other healthcare professionals from other Specialities.

All patients must be referred into the service and we are unable to see members of the public that have not been referred.

Staff leads:

  • Clinical Lead – Mr Ahmed Elsayed
  •  Senior Charge Nurse – Mr Derek Beeton
  •  Lead Orthoptist – Miss Erin Connelly
  •  Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) Lead – Mrs Jane Carrick
  •  Clinical Service Manager – Mrs Joanna Birch

How to contact us:

  • Patients already under the care of Ophthalmology – 01387 246246 (ask for extension 31820)
  • For queries about operation dates / bookings – 01387 241749
  • For queries around clinic appointments (new and return) – 0345 602 2812
  • Diabetic Eye Screening appointment queries – 01387 244228