Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmology department provides first class eye care and surgical services for a wide range of eye conditions.
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If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

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Our services

Our outpatient service is primarily based in the Daresbury Wing of Warrington Hospital. Our Day Case Unit is based on the first floor of Appleton Wing.

We also have purpose designed ophthalmic theatres on the Warrington site and provide outpatient and surgery services at Halton General Hospital as well as in the local community.

Services we provide include:

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea
  • Diabetic Medical Retina
  • External Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser treatment (YAG capsulotomy)
  • Low Vision
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics/Orbits/Lacrimal
  • Other Medical Retina
  • Squint/Ocular Motility
  • Vitreoretinal

Cataract surgery at Warington and Halton Hospitals

At Warrington and Halton Hospitals we perform over 2,000 cataract operations per year. Our experienced team of UK trained ophthalmologists – all fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – nurses, optometrists, orthoptists and technicians provide safe and high quality cataract surgery care for our patients.

Patients at our hospitals can be assured of the highest standards of clinical care to achieve an excellent outcome from their surgery.  Results are regularly compared to national standards and our surgery has been shown to be rated above the national average for safety and outcomes.

Our patients are very satisfied with the care and service they receive. Our satisfaction survey results demonstrate that 100% of patients were either satisfied or fully satisfied that the results of their surgery met their expectations. 

Some recent comments received from our patients include ‘Excellent. Delighted with the results’ and ‘The outcome of my operation was beyond my expectations.’ It’s a standard we aim to achieve in every case we perform.

We offer

  • a friendly one-stop consultation and assessment clinic
  • surgery at two locations – at Warrington Hospital and Halton General Hospital (Runcorn)
  • weekday and weekend operation dates
  • light refreshment on the day of surgery.

Our patients

  • are able to choose between general and local anaesthetic including eye-drop anaesthesia 
  • and benefit of a full service hospital allowing us to provide care for all patients including those with the most complex eye or general health needs.

Paediatric (children's) ophthalmology

We offer a specialist paediatric ophthalmology care and diagnostic service. A wide variety of child eye disease ranging from squint, amblyopia (lazy eye), visual development for children with special needs, congenital blocked tear ducts, congenital cataracts, retinopathy of prematurity, visual development delay are diagnosed and the majority treated at Warrington Hospital. The most frequently performed surgical procedures are:

  • Botox injection for treatment of squint
  • Squint surgery
  • Syringing and probing for congenital blocked tear ducts
  • Removal of eyelid cysts and correction of ptosis.
Who's in the team?

We have a team of ophthalmology consultants who are experts in their field.

We also have a team of orthoptists and other key staff backed up by an expert ophthalmic nursing team at the hospital.

Contact information

Ophthalmic Centre
Daresbury Wing
Warrington Hospital
Warrington
Cheshire
WA5 1QG

Telephone1:
01925 662155

Telephone2:
01925 275250

Warrington Hospital

Halton General Hospital