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The London Clinic
Dr Veronica Ferguson treats a wide range of ailments from cataracts and squints to optic nerve conditions.

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Professional profile

I studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London University after leaving Woldingham School.

As a junior doctor I worked in London, Southampton and Glasgow. These posts included general medicine and surgery, neurosurgery and predominantly ophthalmology.

My training culminated with four years on the Moorfields senior training programme in London.

In 1996 I 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 and I am also a senior lecturer there.

I run my private practice from 70 Harley Street, where I have my own consulting rooms and see patients from all over the country and from abroad.  I treat 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 my patients have been coming for annual eye checks since I started my private practice in 1998.  I carry out eye surgery for private patients mostly at King Edward VII Hospital (Sister Agnes) which is in nearby Beaumont Street and also at The London Clinic and at Imperial College. Surgery is carried out under local and general anaesthesia with state of the art surgical equipment and intraocular lenses.

My 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 I and my team of doctors, nurses and orthoptists see and treat our 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 my specialist clinics. I carry 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). I also run botulinum toxin clinics for treating muscular problems around the eyes, strabismus (squint) and double vision.

Since 1994 I have held various posts with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists including on the College Council and roles in relation to training Ophthalmologists.

I give some of my 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.

I was appointed to the post of Surgeon Oculist to Her Majesty’s Household in 2002.

Clinical interests

  • Cataract
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Acute eye problem

Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Hon Senior Lecturer Medicine
    Imperial College London

Current teaching posts

  • Educational and Clinical Supervisor
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Medical training

Year qualified 1983
  • Guys Hospital, London University 1983

Personal interests

Interested in horses, beekeeping and food