Louise Allen
 affordable consultant eye care for all ages

My NHS Practice - Adult and Specialist Children's Eye Service


The Eye Department at Addenbrooke's Hospital offers an exceptionally high quality of care. Patients are drawn mainly from the Cambridge area and the unit is also a specialist ophthalmic centre for patients from across East Anglia and beyond. The range of specialties includes paediatric ophthalmology, genetic eye disease, orbital and lacrimal surgery, medical ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery. Care is provided in a dedicated ophthalmic ward and surgical theatres and the Cambridge Eye Unit, a state-of-the-art day case treatment centre which opened in March 2009.

I run regular adult and paediatric outpatient clinics and undertake both adult and paediatric ophthalmic surgery, including modern, small incision cataract surgery.

In addition, I hold a regular multi-disciplinary genetics clinic, working alongside a consultant geneticist, retinal electrophysiologist and genetic and low-vision counsellors. Patients and families with inherited eye disease (such as retinitis pigmentosa, aniridia and albinism) attending from across the region are offered diagnosis, advice and counselling.

 

Adult cataracts

If you think that you may have a cataract, please see your local optician first. Most optometrists in Cambridgeshire can directly refer to the Cataract Service at Addenbrookes. Outside of Cambridge, the optometrist will ask you to see your GP for referral.


Appointments for children

If your child's GP is based in or near Cambridge, an appointment with me or one of my team will be arranged at Addenbrooke's but, depending on your address and the nature of the problem, it may also be possible for your child to be seen by one of my team at Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely or at Saffron Walden Community Hospital. If your child's GP is not based near Cambridge but you would like your child to be seen by my team, you should ask your GP to make the referral to me at Addenbrooke's Hospital. More information about the Children's Eye Service at Addenbrooke's can be found here