Terms and conditions

  • Our website has been designed and built to meet best practice WCAG 2.0 Level AA, balancing accessibility principles with the aesthetics of design.
  • We are working to add alternative (alt) text labels on all the graphics on the website - once in place, these will appear as you hover over the graphic with a mouse and provide a description of the graphic which can be read in screen readers.
  • Visitors can easily increase the size of text on the website by clicking on the AAA font size icons at the top of any page.  You can also change the size of the text on screen using CTRL +/- on the keyboard.
  • The colours used on the site have been carefully selected to provide appropriate contrast between text and background.
  • The translation function is provided by Google Translate, a third-party provider, and is not guaranteed to provide a perfect translation; users are advised to take particular caution when using it to translate clinical information.


Content on this website is subject to Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust copyright protection unless otherwise stated.  Where copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of copyright material requires the permission of the trust.  If you wish to use this information for commercial purposes then, in accordance with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information 2005, you must first ask our permission. Such re-use may or may not involve the granting of a licence and the application of a fee.

Where images of people appear on this site, those people have given their consent for the use of the images for this site. The use of those images for any other purpose would constitute a breach of confidentiality on the part of the person using them for that other purpose.

If you have any questions about copyright, please contact us.


While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up to date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness. The information provided on this website should never be considered as a substitute for professional healthcare by a qualified doctor or other healthcare professional, which  will be tailored to a patient's individual circumstances. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cannot take responsibility if you rely solely on the information on this site.


Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust receives many requests from organisations and individuals to provide links to websites. We try to ensure that we link only to appropriate information sources. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the contents or reliability of the linked sites, or of the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

If you have any questions about our website links policy, comments about the suitability of particular links, or wish to notify us of broken links, please email digitalcomms@moorfields.nhs.uk. We regret we cannot normally link to commercial organisations.

Virus protection

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust makes every effort to check and test material for viruses. However, it is recommended that you run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur while using material derived from this website.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


These terms and conditions shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

The following information relates to email sent by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note as recipient of this email:

This email is intended solely for the addressee. If you are not the addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance on it or any attachments. Instead, please email it back to the sender and then immediately permanently delete it.

Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the sender of this email, this communication may contain privileged or confidential information which is exempt from disclosure under English law and this information may not be used or disclosed except for the purpose for which it has been sent.

Contracts may only be concluded on behalf of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust by the Trust's authorised signatories and not by email communication. No employee or agent of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with another party by email without the express written confirmation of an authorised signatory.

Any views expressed by the sender of this email are not necessarily those of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust employees are expressly requested, among other things, not to make any defamatory, threatening or obscene statements and not to infringe any legal right (including any infringement of copyright) by email communication. Any such communication is contrary to Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundations Trust Internet and email policy (see below) and outside the scope of the employment of the individual concerned. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will not accept any liability in respect of such a communication, and the employee responsible will be personally liable for any damages or other liabilities arising.

The information contained in this email and any reply may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Warning: computer viruses can be transmitted by email and you should be aware that emails may be intercepted by third parties. Any attachments to this email will be received as separate, the subject line of which will be the file name. You are advised to check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses as neither Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust nor the sender accept responsibility for any viruses transmitted by this email and/or any attachments.

Please note: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not generally engage in systematic monitoring activities although it reserves the right to do so where there is reason to believe that misuse of its computing facilities is occurring.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.moorfields.nhs.uk. It applies solely to this website.

The NHS is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using this website. The site does not collect any personal information about those using the site, or use cookies – data stored on a user's computer while they are visiting a particular website – to track or log information about users.

We do analyse the server log files which contain details of the internet address (IP address) of computers using the site, pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used. None of this information is linked to individuals.

Where users provide us with information, that information is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Any information submitted through forms on this website is transferred to us by email, and will be dealt with by us in accordance with data protection legislation.

Emails are not encrypted before being sent to us and, as the internet is not always totally secure, users are sending the information at their own risk.

Notification of changes

Information about any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this website.

Further information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact our information governance team via email to IG.TEAM@moorfields.nhs.uk.