Ophthalmology (Eye Department)
We are moving!
The main Eye clinic at St James's University Hospital will be moving from its present site on the Ground floor in Chancellor's wing into a new purpose-built department on Level 04 (the first floor) in Gledhow wing.
We will be closing our eye department at Chancellors wing on the afternoon of Friday 9 December 2022 and reopening in our new department at Gledhow wing on Monday 12 December 2022.
How to get there:
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.
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