The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

How to Find us

We normally run clinics across various sites throughout Leeds.

Eye care for adult patients is normally mainly provided at St. James's University Hospital. The Eye Clinic for outpatient attendance is located on the Ground Floor of Chancellors Wing and the Ophthalmology Day Case Unit (Ward J25) and Eye Theatres are located on the second floor of the same wing.

Eye care for children is mostly provided at the Orthoptic and Children's Eye clinics, provided from within the Multi-specialty Outpatients (formerly known as the old Children's Day Hospital), also based at the St. James's site.

Most of the service for adults with glaucoma and macular diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic maculopathy and retinal vein occlusion, is located within the Seacroft Eye Clinic at Seacroft Hospital.

Further ophthalmology services are provided from Wharfedale Hospital,the Community Eye Clinic at the St. George's Centre in Middleton and the Appleson Optometrists practice at Wetherby.

Staff from the ophthalmology department also provide eye genetics clinics in a number of local, NHS Trusts.


At present all elective ophthalmology surgery and non urgent procedures have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

In addition all routine ophthalmology outpatients appointments have been cancelled from Monday the 23rd of March 2020 at the eye clinic at St. James's University Hospital.

Only urgent and emergency eye care will be available.

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

The Ophthalmology team will continue to provide emergency eye care, in the Acute referral clinics (ARC) which are now being delivered from the refractive unit (St. James's Laser Vision) next to the main eye clinic at the St. James's University hospital site.

The Ophthalmology team will continue to provide urgent paediatric, oculo plastic and corneal services which are now being delivered from the Multi Speciality Outpatients at St. James's and urgent Glaucoma, Medical retina and uveitis services which are being delivered from our Seacroft hospital site.