Ophthalmology

All our Consultants are registered specialists with the General Medical Council, and have met stringent appointment and accreditation criteria.

They are passionate about what they do and are recognised experts in their chosen specialist field, regularly performing complex eye procedures both within the NHS and the private sector.


Our eye department is committed to exceptional service through specific standards of excellence in clinical quality, education and research. By meeting these standards we ensure you receive the very best treatment for a range of eye conditions:

• cataract surgery / customised implants;
• cosmetic eyelid / upper face surgery;
• medical retina;
• vitreoretinal surgery;
• age-related macular degeneration (AMD);
• anti-VEGf treatments for wet AMD;
• intravitreal therapy for retinal vein occlusion;
• floaters;
• diabetic retinopathy;
• glaucoma;
• lacrimal diseases;
• orbital diseases;
• thyroid eye disease;
• epiphora (watery eye);
• oculoplastic surgery;
• dry eye syndrome;
• general ophthalmology.

Meet your consultant

Mr Jonathan Lochhead

  • Job title: Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Year qualified: 1992
  • Primary speciality:
  • Professional memberships: Royal College of Ophthalmologists, BMA, GMC, MDU
  • Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal surgery, cataracts
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCOphth

Mr Lochhead was trained predominantly in London and Oxford.

To date he has performed more than ten thousands intraocular procedures. These include cataracts, all manner of vitrectomy and intravitreal therapies.

He is familiar with the surgical treatment of all ophthalmic diseases of the retina in addition to non surgical laser treatments.

Mr Lochhead is involved in numerous research projects and has had more than thirty five scientific papers published in leading medical journals

View Dr Lochheads Private Eye Surgery Leaflet Here

Appointments contact number: 01983526699 Outpatient clinic times:

Friday pm

http://www.wighteyesurgery.co.uk/



Mr Alistair R Gittos

  • Job title: Consultant
  • Year qualified: 1997
  • Primary speciality:
  • Professional memberships: Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
  • Clinical interests: Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of eyelids and upper face, cataract surgery,glaucoma and ocular oncology
  • Qualifications: FRACO, MB ChB, BHB

After completing his training as an Ophthalmic Surgeon with the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Mr Gittos moved to Moorfields Eye Hospital London to undergo subspecialist training in both oculoplastic surgery and ocular oncology.

He worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital as both a Fellow and a Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon for a period of seven years before moving to the Isle of Wight in 2004.

Mr Gittos performs cataract surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery (involving the eyelids and upper face), and glaucoma surgery as a Consultant at St Mary's Hospital and also privately through the Mottistone Suite.

Mr Gittos lives permanently on the Isle of Wight and enjoys the many sailing opportunites that come with it. He has recently participated in a transatlantic race for classic yachts.

Appointments contact number: 01983534526 Outpatient clinic times: Call for appointments


Mr Javeed Khan

  • Job title: Consultant
  • Year qualified: 1998
  • Primary speciality:
  • Professional memberships: Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow
  • Clinical interests: Macular degeneration,medical retinal diseases,cataract, general ophthalmology
  • Qualifications: FRCOphth,FRCS, MS

Mr Khan completed his higher surgical training in ophthalmology at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and then did a further year of advanced subspecialty training in retinal diseases. During this period he was also involved in various research projects particularly in macular degeneration.

He then went to Aberdeen to undergo fellowship training in macular degeneration before moving to the Isle of Wight in 2008.

Previously, he spent two years at a remote town in Nepal to help run a charity eye hospital and performed a large number of cataract and other eye operations.

Mr Khan runs the macular degeneration service at St. Mary's hospital and is also the clinical lead for diabetic retinopathy and leads the research team in ophthalmology .He performs cataract surgery at St Mary's hospital and also privately through the Mottistone suite with audited outcomes better than the national standards.

Mr Khan lives in Ryde with his wife and two children.

Appointments contact number: 01983534526 Outpatient clinic times: Call for appointments