Ocular oncology (eye tumours)

This service diagnoses and treats adult ocular tumours, most of which are benign.

This service diagnoses and treats adult ocular tumours, most of which are benign.

Appointment queries020 7521 4639

Moorfields Eye Hospital
City Road

What this service does

Moorfields is one of only four centres in the UK to offer this highly specialist ocular oncology service, treating tumours of the eye. Many tumours, such as a cyst, haemorrhage or naevus (mole) are benign.

As well as benign vascular tumours, intraocular lymphoma and uveal tract metastases, we treat a rare type of eye cancer called uveal tract melanoma. This is a very rare cancer with approximately 600 new cases diagnosed each year in England. In addition, we treat patient with ocular surface tumours such as conjunctival lymphoma, conjunctival melanoma/primary acquired melanosis, squamous cell carcinoma and associated conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia.

We do not treat retinoblastoma (an eye cancer that affects children). This service is provided by Barts Health NHS Trust as part of their children’s department.

How do I make an appointment with this service?

You should see your GP or optician in the first instance. If he or she decides that your eye condition needs to be investigated by more specialist staff, they will arrange for you to have an outpatient appointment with Moorfields or another eye-care provider.  If you choose to be treated at Moorfields, we will send you a letter confirming the date, time and location of your appointment with us.

Other useful contacts

For treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems and for issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment with your GP, you can come directly to our dedicated A&E department which is based in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London’s City Road. A&E is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can also get information and advice on eye conditions and treatments from our telephone helpline, Moorfields Direct, on 020 7566 2345. Staffed by experienced ophthalmic-trained nurses, the helpline is usually open from 8.30am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays. At busy times, we might not be able to answer your call straight away – please bear with us and call back a little later if this happens.

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For Clinicians

To make a referral we will require a compete referral form which you can download using the links below.

Please also supply a full history and images of the lesion in question.

Please also append any scans, ultrasound images etc.

Incomplete referrals may be sent back to you for completion so that the referral may be triaged into an appropriate service.

RCOphth Referral Guidelines for Adult Ocular Tumours

Ocular Oncology Team in London

Professor Mandeep Sagoo

Mr Bertil Damato  

Mr Amit Arora 

Dr Gordon Hay 

Mr Guy Negretti 

Referrals to:

Ocular Oncology Service

Moorfields Eye Hospital

162 City Road

London EC1V 2PD

New referrals: via NHS mail to meh-tr.ocularoncology@nhs.net

Contact Centre: 020 7521 4639 Option 3

Secretariat: 0207 253 3411 Ext: 4872 or 2267