The London Clinic

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Sub specialties

  • Cataract
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Strabismus

Clinical interests

  • Cataract
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Acute eye problems
  • Optic nerve disease

Professional profile

Dr Veronica Ferguson studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London University after leaving Woldingham School. As a junior doctor, she worked in London, Southampton and Glasgow. These posts included general medicine and surgery, neurosurgery and predominantly ophthalmology.
Her training culminated with four years on the Moorfields senior training programme in London.
In 1996, she was appointed to the post of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at what is now Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the largest NHS Trust in the UK which, with Imperial College London, formed the first academic health science centre in the UK where clinical and research excellence combine. Imperial College London is in the top 10 universities in the world. Dr Ferguson is also a senior lecturer there.
Dr Ferguson ran her private practice from 70 Harley Street, where she has her own consulting rooms and see patients from all over the country and from abroad. She treats a wide range of ailments from cataracts and squints to optic nerve conditions, as well as providing second opinions for which tests and scans can be arranged. Some of her patients have been coming for annual eye checks since she started her private practice in 1998. Dr Ferguson’s surgery is carried out under local and general anaesthesia with state of the art surgical equipment and intraocular lenses.
Her work as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust requires attendance at clinics and the operating theatres at Charing Cross Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital where she and her team of doctors, nurses and orthoptists see and treat their patients. Patients with emergency problems as well as routine referrals from GPs, optometrists and other specialists are seen. Patients with more specific problems due to cataract, optic nerve problems, glaucoma, strabismus and double vision and neurological eye problems are seen in Dr Ferguson’s specialist clinics. She carries out eye surgery every week, with a total of approximately 700 cases per year; this includes predominantly cataract and strabismus surgery (with and without adjustable sutures). She also runs botulinum toxin clinics for treating muscular problems around the eyes, strabismus (squint) and double vision.
Since 1994, Dr Ferguson has held various posts with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, including on the College Council and roles in relation to training Ophthalmologists.
Dr Ferguson gives some of her spare time as a Consulting Ophthalmologist to Blind Veteran’s UK, a charity which supports blind ex-service personnel (formerly St Dunstan’s) and to St Luke’s Charity for the clergy.
She was appointed to the post of Surgeon Oculist to Her Majesty’s Household in 2002

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Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Current teaching posts

  • Hon Senior Lecturer Medicine
    Imperial College London
  • Educational and Clinical Supervisor
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Medical training

Year qualified
1983
  • Guys Hospital, London University
    1983

Ages treated

Adults and children over 3
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Clinic times

Wednesday: 8.30am -12.30pm
Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Secretary

Miss Catherine Read
020 7580 0285
020 7580 0286