General eye problems


The team in this service - sometimes also known as primary care - treats general eye problems.

If your symptoms or signs don’t fit neatly into one of our other sub-specialised services, you can be seen in the general clinic. These clinics are an opportunity for our specialists to make a full assessment of your eye problem(s) and decide on the best treatment for you.

Sometimes a referral to another sub-specialist clinic will be required, once the team in the general clinic has made a diagnosis.

More on what we do

The general clinic is staffed by specialist eye doctors (ophthalmologists) and supported by our ophthalmic technicians. A full range of diagnostic tests might need to be carried out during a visit to the general clinic, depending on your symptoms and clinical signs.

This makes your trip to the general clinic less predictable than some of the sub-specialist clinics because the tests undertaken and treatments offered will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Our team

Mr Rob Munneke

Mr James Benzimra

Mr Daniel Byles

Mr Nat Knox Cartwright

Mr Roland Ling

Mr Sam Marshall-Evans

Mr Peter Simcock

Mr Mike Smith

Ms Hirut Von Lany

Mr Conor Ramsden

Miss Elizabeth Wilkinson

Miss Ioana Pereni

You might also be seen by one of the other ophthalmologists (specialist eye doctors).

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

From the main hospital reception, turn immediately right for the West of England Eye Unit.

Contact us

Please contact the secretary of whichever consultant you are under (found on appointment or clinic letters or via hospital switchboard).

Community services

We also provide general ophthalmology services at a number of community hospitals. If you wish to be seen closer to home, please ask your doctor if this is appropriate, as where you can be seen may depend on the nature of your condition.

Information for healthcare professionals

If possible, please indicate an appropriate sub-speciality on your referral, as this will ensure your patient gets the right care as quickly as possible.


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