The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

St. James's Laser Vision

There is more information on St. James's Laser Vision on the St. James's Laser Vision web page

St. James's Laser Vision normally provides state-of-the-art laser refractive eye surgery for both NHS and private patients at a specialist unit based at St. James University Hospital in Leeds. The unit is equipped with the very latest refractive laser and associated equipment, enabling it to offer the most advanced treatments- both to private patients and to complex NHS patients.

St. James's Laser Vision provides its' refractive surgery service in an academic environment under close scrutiny of our peers and overseen by the authority of the NHS Trust.

All facility income derived from the laser service is reinvested directly into the St. James's University Hospital's eye department, funding the most sophisticated eye care available to NHS patients.

The unit has been treating NHS patients since December 2006 and opened its doors to private patients in April 2007.



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 . 



St. James's Laser Vision Surgeons

Andrew J. Morrell, FRCS FRCOphth Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr. Morrell is a corneal specialist working primarily out of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He has run the regional laser service for 13 years at St. James University Hospital and one of the first surgeons in the UK to perform laser eye surgery.

Mr. Morrell was chosen among his peers to co-develop the Royal College Guidelines to Standards for Laser Refractive Surgery and he is a former Regional Director of Training for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Mr. Morrell has performed over 2000 laser refractive procedures.

James Ball, MA FRCOphth Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr. Ball received his fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and has undertaken two sub-specialty training fellowships in corneal / refractive surgery.

He is one of the youngest consultants appointed to the NHS and has performed over 1300 corneal procedures. Mr. Ball has recently appeared on BBC Look North as an expert in corneal and laser eye surgery.

To enquire about FREE Consultations at St. James's Laser Vision: Call 0113 206 6856 to book a free consultation with either Mr. Andrew J. Morrell or Mr. James Ball.