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This page gives you an overview of the services and staff at St Paul's Eye Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

It explains how you can contact us.

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What we do

St Paul’s Eye Unit, at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, provides a world renowned ophthalmic service not only to the community of Liverpool but also to regional, national and global referrals. Its team of highly trained and dedicated specialist ophthalmologists has expertise in a wide variety of eye conditions.

The ophthalmologists are backed up by a highly trained and qualified team of nurses, technicians and administrators, who continually strive to improve the standard and quality and care delivered for patients. To this end, the directorate actively undertakes public and service user involvement, and staff are involved in meeting community and service user groups outside the hospital environment.

St Paul's Eye Unit is strongly linked with the research activity of the Department of Eye and Vision Science, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool. We have a long tradition of research-based care of the highest quality, which is why St Paul’s continues to be the centre of excellence for both care and education.

Contact Us

Royal Liverpool University Hospital
St. Paul’s Eye Unit
Prescot Street
Liverpool, L7 8XP

Tel: 0151 706 3222

Call Centre: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


Primary Care Unit: Monday-Sunday  8am-6pm

0151 706 3949

For ophthalmic emergencies between 6pm - 8am please book into the general A&E department

Out-Patients department: Monday-Friday  8am-6pm (evening and Saturday clinics are also held)

0151 706 3222



0151 706 3990


Clinical Eye Research:

0151 706 3985



0151 706 3900/3901

The team

St. Paul's Directorate Management team have the overall task of bringing all of the various teams within St. Paul's together. Together we work for the common goal of excellent care for all patients who pass through the department.


Directorate Management


Mr Michael Briggs

Clinical Director


Ms Eileen Nasserabadi

Directorate Manager


Ms Elizabeth Carden

Associate Directorate Manager


Ms Paula Court



Ms Christine Brown

Business Administration Manager



Directorate Secretaries

Ms Chris Kerr: 0151 706 3964

Ms Millie Mountain: 0151 706 3964


St Paul’s Eye Unit has a team of medical secretaries who are trained in ophthalmology terminology, and are there to support the consultant ophthalmologists and their teams.


They are the link, between yourselves and the medical staff.


Professor Harding

FRCOphth, MD

Professor Heimann

Dr, med, MD

Professor Damato

PhD, FRCOphth

Professor Kaye

Mr Briggs FRCS

Mr Batterbury


Ms Sahni

FRCOphth, MD

Mr Pearce

MB, ChB, BSc, FRCOphth

Mr Beare

MA, FRCOphth, MD

Mr Durnian

BSc, MB, ChB, FRCOphth

Mr Newman

MB BS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCOphth, LL.M (Medical Law)

Mr Groenewald

MB, ChB, M Med, FRCS

Mr Stappler

Mr Wishart


Ms Choudhary

MS, FRCOphth, MD