The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

We've moved!

The main Eye clinic at St James's University Hospital has moved from its previous site on the Ground floor in Chancellor's wing into a new purpose-built department on Level 4 (the first floor) in Gledhow wing, St James's.

We closed the eye department at Chancellors wing on the afternoon of Friday 9 December 2022 and reopened in our new department at Gledhow wing on Monday 12 December 2022.

How to find us



We 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

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.

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