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.

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 315060

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

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


You will find all the information on our dedicated section. Click here to access the page.

If you have been told to use eye drops, please watch this video for guidance on the right way to put in your eye drops.

If you have any further questions, please use the numbers in our contact us page.


What is the Shared Eye Care Scheme?

A new scheme to allow patients to have their intraocular pressure checked at a community optometrist.

Patients will be started on a new drop or have laser treatment (SLT) at the hospital. They will then book in with a community optometrist 6-7 weeks later to have their intraocular pressure checked. This information is sent back to the hospital, who will decide on the further management.

The scheme has been set up with collaboration from Hampshire Hospitals, the local clinical commissioning group (CCG), and the Local Optical Committee which represents local optometrists and opticians.

Why has the scheme been put in place?

There is significant pressure on hospital appointments due to the large numbers of patients with glaucoma, and furthermore from the recent effects of coronavirus and its implications on social distancing.

It is often easier for patients to visit a local optician than to return to the hospital. Community monitoring of low-risk glaucoma is likely to expand in the future, and we envisage this being the first step on further closer collaboration between the glaucoma service at Hampshire Hospitals and community opticians.

Comments, concerns, compliments and complaints

If you have any comments, concerns, compliments or complaints about your care, please let us know as soon as possible. Please speak to the nurse in charge so that we can help to resolve your concerns quickly.

Customer care team

If you would like to contact the customer care team, please tell your nurse. Alternatively you can visit them on B floor at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital or on the ground floor of Ashley Wing at Royal Hampshire County Hospital. You can also contact them via telephone on 01256 486766 or via email at customercare@hhft.nhs.uk.