Eye Services

Ophthalmology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the eyes.  Our ophthalmic services are provided in purpose-built facilities at Derriford Hospital.

  • Outpatients and Urgent Care is located on level 3. Please follow the yellow signs around the hospital with REI written on them. You can also access it through the entrance on level 3, opposite the blood donation centre.
  • The Day Case Unit and Theatres are based in a modular facility in Car Park F

The REI (formerly known as the Royal Eye Infirmary) provides a specialist service for the population of Devon and Cornwall for all emergency, inpatient and daycase procedures and the hospital hosts its own theatres, ward and outpatient suites.

The majority of ophthalmology work is elective (outpatient, day case or inpatient) although Ophthalmology Urgent Care treats emergency cases. 

The REI provides a full range of diagnostic facilities incorporating orthoptics and optometry with plans to expand the dispensing element of the service.

Ophthalmologists are supported by the following specialist services:

  • Optometry: The measurement of visual refraction power and the correction of visual defects with lenses or glasses
  • Perimetry: The measurement of the field of vision (visual fields)
  • Orthoptics: The study and treatment of defects in binocular vision (using both eyes equally)
  • Medical Photography of the eyes which forms an essential element.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) Patient Leaflet 


Useful contact numbers

REI Outpatient Appointments:
01752 439308

REI Dispensing Department (Opticians):
01752 439320

Outpatient Reception:
01752 439956
01752 439364
01752 431648

REI Daycase Unit
01752 439348

Admissions: 01752 439316, 01752 439317

WET AMD Coordinator: 01752 439363 / 01752 433288

Consultant Secretaries (not for appointments):

  • Mr Frimpong-Ansah: 01752 439356
  • Professor Habib: 01752 439356
  • Mr Raman: 01752 430275
  • Mr Cudrnak: 01752 439354
  • Mr Rainsbury: 01752 439357
  • Miss Gajdosova: 01752 432747
  • Miss Dujardin: 01752 430275
  • Miss Stavropoulou: 01752 438319
  • Mr Tsakiris: 01752 439355
  • Mr Stanojcic: 01752 432747

New REI (Eye Infirmary)

People with eye conditions will be able to access a brand-new state-of-the-art facility this year as the building for a new REI is nearly complete. Located on William Prance Road, the new three-floor facility will bring together the outpatient and surgical eye treatments that are currently provided at Derriford Hospital.

Find out more about the building project on our REI (Eye Infirmary) page

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