The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Oculoplastic clinics


Ophthalmologists, assess and manage patients with oculoplastic problems in the Oculoplastic clinics.

Oculoplastics is the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the eyes and surrounding areas. These include the eyelids, the lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (bone cavity around the eye), adjacent periocular (around the eyes) and facial structures and the forehead and cheeks.

Our Oculoplastic surgeons provide many different types of eyelid and facial surgery, ranging from simple eyelid malpositions to more complex reconstruction involving the eyelids and surrounding forehead, temporal and cheek areas.

The Oculoplastic Consultant Ophthalmologists are Professor Bernard Chang, Mr Nabil El-Hindy and Mr George Kalantzis.

Coronavirus

Recovery plan

We have now restarted some of our services and from Tuesday the 26th of May 2020 we have started seeing a small number of less acute patients. The Ophthalmology consultants have been identifying and prioritising patients who need to be seen when services re start and we will be contacting patients to arrange appropriate appointments.

All elective ophthalmology surgery and non urgent procedures remain cancelled due to the coronavirus.

All routine ophthalmology outpatients appointments were cancelled from Monday the 23rd of March 2020.

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.

 

 

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.

Clinics

Normally these clinics 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.