Ophthalmology is part of the Head and Neck Business unit, which includes oral and maxillofacial surgery, ENT, audiology and orthodontics. Our ophthalmology department provides high quality eye care for patients in Hampshire, with outpatient clinics at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. 

The ophthalmology service is proud to have developed a nurse and orthoptist-led intravitreal eye injection service, which provides eye injections for patients with diabetic maculopathy. The service also has virtual diabetic clinics which have reduced waits in clinic for some patients who are eligible to come into hospital for their eye image scans and then receive a virtual consultant review.

Our department also regularly participates in audits such as the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) audit, which benchmarks Trusts on their cataract services for the purposes of national audit, research and establishing meaningful measures for revalidation.

Our service configuration includes a dedicated Eye Day Case Unit (EDCU) at Basingstoke Hospital, a dedicated ophthalmic imaging technician, and the Wainwright eye ward area at Royal Hampshire County Hospital. There are also community eye services that support glaucoma referral refinement and minor eye conditions (MECs) being dealt with closer to home. Each of our consultants has a strong general ophthalmology background with sub-specialty interests in medical retina, glaucoma, uveitis, anterior segment, oculoplastics, and paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

Contacting the team

You can contact the team using the contact details below.  Please note we do receive a very high volume of calls each day.  If you are unable to get through to us, and you have access to email, please email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Basingstoke and North Hampshire hospital:

T. 01256 313127

Ophthalmology Department
Eye Day Case Unit
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Aldermaston Road
RG24 9NA

Royal Hampshire County Hospital: 

T. 01962 824143
Head&neck.services@hhft.nhs.uk (patients)
hh-ft.neck@nhs.net (medical professionals only)

Ophthalmology Department
Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Romsey Road
SO22 5DG

Who we are

Ophthalmology clinical team

Trust main site Name Job title
Basingstoke Mr David Morsman Consultant Ophthalmologist
Basingstoke Ms Sheelah Antao Consultant Ophthalmologist 
Basingstoke Mr John Greenwood Consultant Ophthalmologist
Basingstoke Ms Varuni Gunasekera Consultant Ophthalmologist
Basingstoke Mr Charles Sandy Consultant Ophthalmologist
Basingstoke Mr Nish Srikantha Consultant Ophthalmologist
Both sites Mr Luke Clifford Consultant Ophthalmologist
Winchester Mr Anish Dhital Consultant Ophthalmologist 
Winchester Mr Sambath Tiroumal Consultant Ophthalmologist 

  Ophthalmology leadership team 

Trust main site Name Job title
Winchester Mr Nigel Hall Consultant Ophthalmologist, Clinical Director for Head & Neck
Cross-site Genevieve Ryan Operational Service Manager
Basingstoke Mr David Morsman Consultant Ophthalmologist
Winchester Mr Will Meacock Consultant Ophthalmologist
Basingstoke Josephine Armando Ophthalmology Nurse
Basingstoke Melanie Bosworth Ophthalmology Nurse
Winchester Becky O’Reilly Ophthalmology Nurse
Winchester Anita Sivier Ophthalmology Nurse