The Vitreoretinal Service at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge was established in 1967 with the appointment of Mr JD Scott FRCS and offers a 7 day a week, 365 day a year service for the emergency management of all aspects of retinal and vitreous disorders, especially retinal detachment, trauma, diabetic eye disease, all aspects of macular surgery (including macular hole) and retinal detachment in children especially the Stickler Syndrome. Our Service carries out approximately 800 - 1000 vitreoretinal operations per year and sees approximately 8,000 - 10,000 outpatients per year for clinical assessement.
Since 1993 we have established a research laboratory investigating the causes of retinal detachment including molecular genetic and familial risk factors and have a particular interest in both prevention and retinal detachment repair.

Referral is normally via primary healthcare physician (GP) and other Hospital Eye Services or Optometrists. Our contact details can be found here.