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Service Description

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital theatres have 5 operating theatres dedicated to all the specialties in Ophthalmology as well as some Oral Surgery. We care for patients of all ages from the newborn to the elderly. We provide the theatre on-call service for all ophthalmic surgical emergency procedures covering the 24 hour period.

Examples of some of the surgery's undertaken at The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Correction of squint (s)
  • Cornea graft surgery (working with The Manchester Eye Bank)
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Surgery to unblock tear ducts
  • Eyelid correction surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery (surgery to remove the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina of the eyeball.


The Theatre team consist of Nurses, Operating Department Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners and Clinical Support Workers as well as Theatre Link Workers, Technical Officers and the Admin team.


Scheduled Operating times - Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm,

On-call service 24hours per day, 7 days a week.


Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Theatres,

First Floor,

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

0161 276 5524



First Floor, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital



Ophthalmic theatres have been involved in many research programmes as well as ground breaking and innovative treatment for our patients.


We have excellent links with local universities as well as the Trust's Training & Development Department to provide on-going training and education for all staff.


We also work closely with Ophthalmic equipment suppliers and we are often the first in the country or in Europe to trial or use their products.

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