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The eye department is based at Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

We are a large department of 28 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.  

The department is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and we have started moving services into the community to improve patient access. 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
  • Market Harborough district hospital
  • Syston GP Practice
  • Wigston 
  • Earl Shilton


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.


About our patients and services

The Ophthalmology Department at University Hospitals of Leicester provides general and specialist ophthalmic services to its 1.3 million adult and children patients registered with a general practice located within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). It also services as a tertiary centre for some referrals from beyond the borders of LLR.

Overall, the ophthalmology department delivers 40,000 follow up appointments, 50,000 outpatient procedures and 10,000 operations. In total this is over 121,000 clinical appointments to patients as well as providing surgery, injections, and an Eye Casualty service attending to 25,000 patients annually. We are a large department with 28 consultant ophthalmologists and our teams of doctors, nurses, optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic practitioners, photographers, clerical, and management staff.

The Ophthalmology Department has pioneered innovative new ways of working to meet the high service demand. These include services such as virtual clinics in many popular areas, such as medical retina and glaucoma, and allied healthcare professional running clinics and telephone or video consultations.

Please follow the links on the left of the page to browse through our pages.

You can find accessibility information for Rapid Access Clinic here.

You can find accessibility information for the Ophthalmology Suite here.

You can find accessibility information for the Optometry Unit here.

You can find accessibility information for the Orthoptic Eye Clinic here.