Retinal therapy unit

The team in this unit deals with treatments for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic macular oedema.

The team in this unit deals with treatments for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic macular oedema.

Appointment information020 7566 2311

Retinal therapy team
Moorfields Eye Hospital
162 City Road
London
EC1V 2PD

What this service does

This service is part of our medical retina team. 

The team in the retinal therapy unit provides treatments for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic macular oedema. 

Treatments for these conditions usually involve regular injections into the eye, which are administered either by doctors or by specially trained nurses.

How to get 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 open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 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.

Patient information leaflets

Adult leaflets 

Anti-VEGF intravitreal injection treatment

Retinal vein occlusion