The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ophthalmology (Eye Department)

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

We have now restarted some of our services and we started seeing a limited number of less acute patients from Tuesday the 26th of May 2020.

We are now able to accept routine referrals from July 2020.

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

We will be contacting patients to arrange appropriate appointments in order of their clinical need.

Please be aware that, due to the backlog caused by the COVID-10 response, this means that our less urgent new and follow up patients will regrettably have a longer wait for an appointment than usual.

All elective ophthalmology surgery and non urgent procedures remain cancelled due to the coronavirus.

All routine ophthalmology outpatients appointments were cancelled from Monday the 23rd of March 2020.

Ophthalmology and Optometry have now moved back into the eye clinic in Chancellors wing having temporarily moved out from Monday the 6th of April 2020 to release space for the emergency department.

The Ophthalmology team continues to provide emergency eye care, in the Acute referral clinics (ARC) which is once again being delivered from the main eye clinic at the St. James's University hospital site.

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What we do

The Ophthalmology or eye department normally 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.

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Contact us

For referral and bookings contact us on:

0113 206 4615

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