Regional Medical Physics

Visual Electrodiagnostics

At the Visual Electrodiagnostics clinic (formerly ophthalmology), we assess the visual pathway from the eye to the brain. These investigations detect, diagnose and evaluate various visual disorders in patients.

We offer investigations to local hospitals in the northern region, as well as to hospitals covering the Yorkshire area.

Staff you may meet

Our service is made up of highly-trained specialists who are here to support you throughout your investigations. If you visit the centre for an appointment, you may meet members of the team which is made up of:

  • Head of Service - Karen Bradshaw
  • Senior Technologist - Clare Turney
  • Clinical Engineering/Computing - Brian Cater

Things you need to know

If you receive an appointment letter to come to the clinic, it may include special instructions. Please ensure that you read these carefully.

Important: We may have to dilate your eyes with drops, and the drops will cause some temporary blurring as well as enlarging of the pupils. Because of this, we strongly recommend that patients do not drive themselves to their appointment.

After your test, we will send a report to the hospital consultant who requested your tests.

Tests with children

Children can bring their favourite music or story CDs to play during tests. A favourite small toy, preferably noisy with no lights, can help us with the child’s test. Bringing a drink and snack along is also helpful.

Children perform these tests best when they are alert and happy rather than tired and irritable. We have baby changing facilities in the unit.

Travel to the clinic

The Visual Electrodiagnostic Unit is based in the Medical Physics Unit on level two of the Leazes Wing at Newcastle’s RVI.

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To find us, come to the main entrance of the Leazes Wing (level three), walk straight ahead towards the café and turn right. Follow the signs for Medical Physics along the main corridor, down a level and to the Visual Electordiagnostic Unit.

When you receive an appointment with us, a road map will be included with your appointment letter.

You can find more details about the RVI.

For information on public transport, contact NEXUS.


How to get to the hospital

More information

We understand that you may have questions about what to expect, so you can find out more information about our Visual Electrodiagnostics Service.

Contact us

We want your visit to be as pleasant as possible. If you have any other questions, please contact the staff in the Medical Physics Department before your visit on:

  • 0191 282 4953

You can also contact: 

  • Karen Bradshaw, Head of Service
  • 0191 282 0360
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