The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ophthalmology (Eye Department)

We've moved!

The main Eye clinic at St James's University Hospital has now moved from its previous site on the Ground floor in Chancellor's wing into a new purpose-built department on Level 4 (the first floor) in Gledhow wing, St James's.

We closed the eye department at Chancellors wing on the afternoon of Friday 9 December 2022 and reopened in our new department at Gledhow wing on Monday 12 December 2022.

How to find us

New department - FAQs

The Eye department is the largest provider of specialist hospital Ophthalmology services in the Yorkshire region.

At present our team is made up of twenty eight Consultant Ophthalmologists supported by a large multi professional clinical team.

The Ophthalmology team provides a specialist Ophthalmology service for patients in Leeds, Yorkshire and from across the North of England.

Recovery plan

Please be aware that, due to the backlog caused by the COVID-19 response, this means that our less urgent new and follow up patients will regrettably have a longer wait for an appointment than usual.

The Ophthalmology consultants continue to identify and prioritise new and follow up patients on the basis of clinical need. 


What we do

The Ophthalmology or eye department provides a comprehensive range of secondary and tertiary eye (ophthalmic) services for adults and children in Leeds and a tertiary eye service for other areas of Yorkshire and beyond.

The department has a large multi professional eye care team, a range of highly specialist equipment and the team are able to diagnose, investigate, treat and operate (where necessary) on a range of eye conditions, including complex eye conditions.

There is more information on the Optometry service on the Optometry department web pages

There is more information on the Orthoptic service and children's eye clinic on the Orthoptic service and children's eye clinic web pages

Contact us

For referral and bookings contact us on:

0113 206 4615

There is more information on further contact details on our Contact details web page.

There is more information on how to find us on our how to find us web page