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Glaucoma care at UHB

This information is for patients of the glaucoma service at University Hospitals Birmingham. If you are not already a patient of this team and you're concerned about your eyesight, please speak to your GP or visit an opticians.

Our hospitals

There are four main specialist sites you will normally attend for glaucoma care at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB):

  • Good Hope Hospital
  • Heartlands Hospital
  • Solihull Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The glaucoma specialists at UHB also work closely with specialists at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, the regional specialist emergency and surgical centre. This centre is part of Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

You may also attend appointments for your eye care with your GP and optometrist or optician. If this is the case, you should inform your care team at University Hospitals Birmingham when you come to your next appointment.

Who you might meet

If you're receiving treatment for glaucoma at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), you're under the care of a supportive team who help to manage your treatment. You may meet many of our glaucoma specialists during your treatment.

Glaucoma consultant ophthalmologist

Your glaucoma consultant ophthalmologist is a senior eye surgeon that leads the team of people caring for you. They specialise in caring for people who have glaucoma and also lead the teams who perform glaucoma laser surgery and other surgical operations.

Glaucoma fellows and specialist registrars

Our fellows and registrars form a team of experienced doctors who work closely with your consultant and specialise in caring for people who have glaucoma and other eye problems.

Specialist nurses and advanced clinical practitioners

These nurses that specialise in the treatment of glaucoma and other eye conditions, and work closely with the doctors and the rest of the care team.

Orthoptists and technicians

You are likely to have a number of diagnostic tests during one of your appointments. This is to help your care team monitor your condition and determine the right treatment plan for you. The orthoptists and technicians help to conduct these diagnostic tests.

Administrative and support staff

We have a wonderful team of administrative and support staff help to support you and your care team with managing your condition and appointments. For example, you or your family may speak to your ophthalmologist’s secretary over the phone, or you may meet some of the support staff at one of your appointments.

Watch our glaucoma video playlist

You may be interested in our YouTube playlist, where you can watch our experts talk about a range of issues affecting glaucoma patients and introduce the service here at UHB.

Last reviewed: 12 May 2022