The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Anterior eye (Corneal) clinics

Ophthalmologists and Specialist Optometrists normally assess and manage patients in the Anterior eye (Corneal) clinics.

The anterior segment clinic sees patients with conditions that affect the cornea (the transparent front structure of the eye), the conjunctiva (the clear mucous membrane covering the white part of the eye) and the front structures of the eye including the iris and lens.

Specialist Optometrists involved in these clinics have either a further qualification in Independent prescribing or a therapeutic prescribing qualification. There is more information on non medical prescribing on our non medical prescribing web page

The Anterior segment Consultant Ophthalmologists are Miss Seema Anand, Mr Ahmed Bardan, Mr David Dunleavy and Mr Andrew Morrell.


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 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 at present.

There is more information on coronavirus on our Coronovirus web page

How do I make an appointment with this service?

To be seen in the clinic you must usually be referred by your GP, optometrist or ophthalmologist.


Normally these clinics would run throughout the week in the main Eye clinic, Ground floor, Chancellor wing, St. James's University Hospital.

Waiting times

Please be aware that you may have a series of examinations from a range of clinicians and your appointment may take up to two hours to be completed from the time your appointment is booked.

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