Miss Cornelia Poitelea

FRCOpht, MSc


Ms Poitelea is a consultant Ophthalmologist who treats conditions such as cataract and post cataract conditions, eyelids and lacrimal diseases (including eyelids turning inwards or outwards, skin cancers, watery eyes, droopy eyelids, excess eyelid skin removal) and glaucoma (optic nerve damage due to high pressure in the eye).

Ms Poitelea completed comprehensive training in Ophthalmology and worked with world-wide known ophthalmologists. She accomplished her specialist ophthalmic training in centres within London and South East. She further pursued advanced training in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, followed by a second fellowship at Queen Victoria Hospital.

In 2014 she was appointed as a full-time Consultant Ophthalmologist by the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust where she is the oculoplastics sub-specialist lead and is now practising privately at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital where she delivers cataract, glaucoma and general ophthalmology treatment. Ms Poitelea is passionate about teaching and currently oversees the junior doctors training in her position of College Tutor. She attends and presents at national and international meetings.

Mr Poitelea specialises in the following treatments in Chichester:


Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, St Richards Hospital


Other interests

Personal interests

Member of

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Oculoplastic and Surgical Society
  • British Medical Association



Miss Cornelia Poitelea works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa

Miss Cornelia Poitelea does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Cornelia Poitelea does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Cornelia Poitelea does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.