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The eye department is based at Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

We are a large department of 14 consultant ophthalmologists and their teams of doctors, nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, photographers, technicians, clerical staff and management.

We provide general and specialist ophthalmology services for adults and children in Leicestershire.  

At the Leicester Royal Infirmary we have 3 outpatient clinic areas, 3 operating theatres, and an eye emergency (eye casualty) department. 

We cover the county, holding clinics at

  • Loughborough hospital

  • Hinckley and district hospital

  • Melton Mowbray hospital

  • Coalville hospital

  • Rutland memorial hospital, and

  • Market Harborough district hospital.


About our patients and services

The eye department is a very busy place; last year we saw: 

  • 53,500 patients in our outpatients department , plus another 20,500 new outpatient referrals to the service. 

  • We performed 5,750 operations, the majority being  done as day cases. 186 of these operations were emergency operations. 

  • In addition to this we provide an eye emergency service, and 24-hour on-call ophthalmic specialists.

The Leicester Royal Infirmary is a teaching hospital, and we also work closely with our Professor of Ophthalmology in the University of Leicester.

We hope this website will provide you with helpful information and offer you an insight into our department and commitment to eye care in Leicestershire.


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