Senior Vitreoretinal Fellow

University Hospital Southampton

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Southampton Eye Unit

The Southampton Eye Unit is a purpose-built block within the University Hospital Southampton. The department underwent an exciting expansion.  The department consists of an inpatient ward and custom-built day-surgery unit and three fully equipped ophthalmic theatres in the Southampton Eye unit and a dedicated eye theatre on the Lymington site. There is an additional dedicated administrative area including a refurbished junior doctors’ mess and seminar room, an ophthalmic casualty department and an independent outpatient facility which includes a dedicated injection suite and minor operating theatre. 

We recently expanded our outpatient facilities and currently have 28 cubicles for patient reviews including the paediatric wing. We have some of the latest state-of-the-art imaging equipment. This includes have 7 Heidelberg OCTs, 5 Topcons OCTs, 3 Optos, including a California and 5 Digital slit lamps. We also have 2 Solix OCT scanners as our latest addition. 

There are several defined treatment and investigation areas for ultrasound, Pascal and YAG/SLT laser, fluorescein angiography and visual field analysis. We also run OPD clinics in our Lymington site which consist of 4 OPD cubicles.

Operating Theatres

There are 4 fully equipped recently refurbished dedicated ophthalmic theatres which has an Alcon Centurion Phacoemulsification machine, 2 Alcon Constellation machines and Phacoemulsification and Vitreoretinal procedures. All theatres are equipped with Ngenuity 3D viewing systems. At our main site we have Leica Proveo 8 microscope with intra operative OCT and recording capabilities.

We use the medisoft electronic patient record enabling personal surgical audits. We are in the process of migrating in to an upgraded EPR system- Open eyes, due to be completed by the end of the year.  We also have a fully dedicated theatre at Lymington and New Forest hospital. Additional theatres for interdisciplinary procedures are available as required in the main hospital.



To manage the VR theatre diary overseeing all the emergency cases

To attend theatre and clinic sessions alongside the consultants

To provide a subspecialty opinion to other colleagues within the department

To actively participate in research

To participate on the general on call for ophthalmology


We are looking for a driven individual looking to gain extensive experience in VR surgery. Please see the Personal Specification for all the essential and desirable criteria.

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