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The Harrow health CIC Ophthalmology service works over three strategically situated sites; The Pinn Medical Centre, The Northwick Surgery and Visioncare. This allows patients to be seen in the community by our team of Moorfields consultants, GPwSI's and Optometrists.

Meet Our Ophthalmology Team

Based at VisionCare in Wealdstone, Parker and Hammond in South Harrow, and The Northwick Surgery, we have fully equipped consulting rooms with immediate access to optometry, slit-lamp assessment, visual fields, Ophthalmic CT and retinal photography.


Dr David Bessant (M) MBChB BSc (Hons) FRCOphth MD- [consultant]

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields

Areas of expertise: Cataracts/ Children's eye condition/ Conjunctiviti/ Diabetic Retinopath/ Dry Eye/ Floaters/ Macular Degeneration/ Watering eye/ Small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery, retinal disorders and general ophthalmology.



Bharat Rughani BSc (Hons) MCOptom DipCLP

Consultant Optometrist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Visioncare Medical Eye Centre. He has a special interest in ocular therapeutics and children’s eye care. He is a supervisor for post-graduate trainees and former examiner for the College of Optometry.



Prakash Rughani BSc (Hons), MCOptom

Ophthalmic Optometrist receiving part of his training at Guys Hospital and is a post-graduate trainer.



Dr Anjum Zaidi [GPwSI]


Based at Northwick Surgery Dr Zaidi is FRCOphth and trained in Cheltenham.  She provides the external eye minor surgery for HHL.



Mr Farouk Al-Kufaishi

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields



 Dr Rajiv Shah


Service Co-ordinator

Mohamed Mohamed - 020 8866 4100 ext. - 210

How to Refer

Choose & Book

Fax - 020 8429 2336

Email - - For information only

What we do see within the service

HHL Community services - refer via C&B

Retinal problems

Mr David Bessant can rapidly assess most GOS18 referred problems including:

vitreous detachment, flashers and floaters
dry ARMD, retinal lesions etc.


The VisionCare clinic is fully equipped with Slit lamps, field testing, retinal photography and OCT (Optical coherence tomography).


Where necessary we will refer on to secondary care according to patient choice.

Raised IOP & possible glaucoma


We can assess in line with NICE guidelines.

Patients diagnosed with glaucoma will be referred on to secondary care for treatment.



For assessment and contact lens fitting.

Chalazion and minor eyelid problems

Dr Zaidi – Northwick surgery does minor surgery of the external eye and most external eye problems.

Syringing naso-lacrimal duct

Dry eyes. Watering eyes.

Red eyes. Itchy eyes etc.

Blepharitis and eyelid disorders

What we don’t see in this service

URGENT Problems – refer directly to Secondary Care

Retinal detachment

A&E - Moorfields City Road or Western Eye Hosp

Acute (close angle) glaucoma

Corneal ulcers

Sudden loss of vision

Acute onset diploplia

Central vein thrombosis

Central artery occlusion

Phone Moorfields NPH for advice 020 8869 3162

“Wet” age related macular degeneration or AMRD with haemorrhage.

Fax referral to Moorfields NPH Fax: 020 8423 9588

Diabetic maculopathy


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