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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

Home > Our services > Ophthalmology


General introduction

The Ophthalmology directorate provides excellence of care for a broad range of ophthalmic (eye) conditions. 

What we do

  • Cataract
  • Cornea
  • Glaucoma
  • Paediatrics
  • Oculoplastic
  • Vitreo-retinal
  • Medical Retina and Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Learning Disabilities

Key clinical staff

  • Mr G Ainsworth - Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Mr M Zaheen - Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Miss D Depla - Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Mr P W Sellar - Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Mr R Smith - Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Mr N Strong - Paediatrics & Srabismus 
  • Mr Atul Shah - Vitreo Retinal Consultant
  • Mr Salil Gadkari - Vitreo Retinal Consultant
  • Mr T Shetty - Associate Specialist


Clinics and Theatres are undertaken at Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital.

Clinics are also held at:

  • Haltwhistle
  • Penrith
  • Keswick
  • Workington

Contact details