Moorfields Private Eye Hospital is the private division of the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a reputation as a centre of excellence for providing ophthalmic care to private patients from the UK and across the world. Diplomat talks to Andrew Robertson, director of private care at Moorfields about its unique appeal for international patients.
What can Moorfields Private offer,
that no one else can?
We are a specialist centre, treating the widest range of eye conditions. From common complaints to the most complex eye health problems that may require unique pioneering treatment not available anywhere else in the world. Whatever the issue, we can deal with it.
At Moorfields Private you can have peace of mind that you and your family will be treated at the highest standard by a team of experts who are all Moorfields accredited and world-renowned for their innovative approach to treatment, education and research. Our partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology puts us at the forefront of ophthalmology research and together we run the only NIHR Biomedical Research Centre dedicated to vision research. This research programme has resulted in advances in the use of artificial intelligence in diagnostics, robotic surgery, gene therapies, and sight restorative technology.
Our patients have access to first-class facilities, including our state-of-the-art laser and theatre suites and our private outpatient centres. Our high-tech equipment is regularly updated to provide high accuracy, reduced operation time and better results for our patients.
“Tremendously grateful for the staff at the international patient services. Always, on top of their work, really professional and helpful. A heartfelt big thank you to all"
Dubai Health Authority
What children’s services do you offer?
Our Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre is the world’s largest children’s hospital dedicated to the treatment and research of eye diseases in children. It was designed to create a welcoming and child-friendly patient environment, with world-class facilities and equipment.
The Centre houses outpatient consulting rooms and a day care ward, alongside research laboratories and overnight accommodation for children and parents.
The Richard Desmond centre also offers a paediatric A&E where children who have developed sudden or emergency eye problems can be treated quickly by specialists in paediatric ophthalmology.
What services are available to international patients?
Our patients come to us from all over the world and we understand why: they often need bespoke help and support and often cases are very complex and, on many occasions, are not treatable in their home country. At Moorfields Private we have a dedicated team and service for international patients which ensures that each stage of their treatment pathway is managed through one central point of contact. Our international office can arrange treatment around the patient’s travel plans. We can also provide ongoing communication with embassy or corporate sponsors and their medical teams, ensuring continuity of care when their patients have returned to their home country.
How Moorfields Private supports the diplomatic community in the UK
We work closely with the diplomatic community, embassies and consulates in London and provide outstanding, comprehensive ophthalmic care to foreign nationals visiting or working in London, embassy staff and their families, and to all international patients seeking ophthalmic treatment in the UK.
At Moorfields Private we have a dedicated service for international patients that supports them through each stage of their treatment pathway and provides one central point of contact. Wherever possible, the international office arranges treatment around the patient’s travel plans. We can also provide ongoing communication with embassy or corporate sponsors and their medical teams, ensuring continuity of care when their patients have returned to their home country.
We can offer convenient appointments at our central outpatient location, Moorfields Private West End Eye centre, 60 Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 8AG and at our main hospital on 9-11 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9LF
Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic
Dealing with health issues in a foreign country can be challenging. Visitors to the UK from abroad, who suddenly develop an eye problem during their time here can find it difficult to know who to turn to for the best medical care. Our new Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic offers same and next day appointments with world renowned Moorfields Private consultants.
This service offers adult patients fast access to diagnosis and treatment for urgent eye problems, such as an unexplained sudden change in your vision, trauma or a suspected infection, or eye discomfort such as dry eye, pain, redness or swelling.