As we continue to navigate the scale and impact of COVID-19, the health and wellbeing of our staff and patients is always our greatest priority. We have therefore made the difficult decision to stop seeing non-urgent patients but will continue to offer support through video consultations.

As we continue to navigate the scale and impact of COVID-19, the health and wellbeing of our staff and patients is always our greatest priority. We have therefore made the difficult decision to stop seeing non-urgent patients but will continue to offer support through video consultations.

Coronavirus: Safety Measures And Video Consultations

Coronavirus: Safety Measures And Video Consultations

Here for those who need us

As we continue to navigate the scale and impact of COVID-19, the health and wellbeing of our staff and patients is always our greatest priority. In line with government guidance for people to remain at home where possible, we have therefore made the difficult decision to stop seeing both non-urgent new and follow-up consultations and non-urgent surgery after Friday 27th March 2020 until the situation eases.

Please do rest assured, we will be here for those who need us and have set up video consultations if you need to speak to one of our experienced consultants or specialist optometrists.

We will be closely monitoring the situation and look forward to being able to fully open again once the restrictions have been lifted.

Video Consultations Available

We want to continue to support you during this difficult time so we are offering our patients the opportunity to speak with one of our expert consultants or optometrists to discuss your eye condition.

This option is available for both self-pay and insured patients.

If you have private medical insurance; BUPA and AXA have now set up a specific code to authorise these appointments.

Contact us on 0203 369 2020 to organise your video appointment.

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COVID-19 risk in cornea transplant patients

Patients who have had corneal transplants may have received a letter from the NHS Blood and Transplant service regarding immunosuppression and increased risk from COVID-19. This letter was sent to all tissue recipients in the UK regardless of transplant type and has alarmed some patients.

To clarify this, patients who have had corneal transplants, and are only taking drops for this are not at increased risk of the Coronavirus infection. The NHS alert relates specifically to solid organ transplant recipients (kidney/lung/heart/liver) who will typically be on tablets to suppress their immune system to prevent organ rejection.

All corneal transplant patients should continue their usual regime of drops as prescribed by your doctor during this crisis period. Please take usual precautions to minimise the spread of COVID-19 by staying in and washing your hands regularly.

If you are an OCL patient who has any concerns, please contact us.

Understand the risk and what you need to do

We urge you to regularly visit and read the NHS’s official and most up-to-date information about what you should do to protect yourself and others.

Together we can fight COVID-19. Be kind to each other and stay calm.

From all of us at Ophthalmic Consultants of London.