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

Routine ophthalmology outpatients appointments were cancelled from Monday the 23rd of March 2020 and restarted from Tuesday the 26th of May 2020 and we are now seeing a reduced number of routine patients . 

We have been accepting routine referrals again from July 2020.

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

We are 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 limited due to the coronavirus.


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.

There is more information on coronavirus on our Coronavirus web page

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