The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

We normally provide comprehensive secondary eye (ophthalmic) services, both emergency and routine, 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 and a range of highly specialised equipment. We are able to diagnose, investigate, treat and operate (where necessary) on a range of eye conditions, including complex eye diseases.

We are actively involved in clinical research and you may be asked about taking part in a research project. There is more information about clinical research on our clinical research web page

 

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 are once again being delivered from the main eye clinic at the St. James's University hospital site.