The day surgery centre is located on Eye J on the first floor of
the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and is a mixed unit attending to
both male and female patients.
On leaving home please:
Bring any prescribed medication, asthma or angina sprays with
Do not wear nail varnish or make up.
Bring a new or freshly laundered pair of slippers to wear in a
On your arrival.
On your arrival to ward J a member of the clerical team will
greet you and check your name, address and GP details. You will be
shown to the waiting room where there is a television available
while you are waiting to be seen by a member of staff. A friend or
relative is welcome to wait with you during your stay in the unit;
however, we feel it is not an appropriate area for children of
patients or relatives and would appreciate it if you did not bring
children with you at all possible. Please note that your arrival
time is not your theatre time and you should be prepared to be
within the unit for ½ a day.
Before your operation
A nurse will identify themselves to you as your named nurse and
they will be responsible for your care during your stay in the
A nurse will accompany you into the anaesthetic room where you
will be introduced to the theatre nurse. The theatre nurse will
check your name and hospital number with your case notes and assist
you to get comfortable on the theatre trolley. A nurse or doctor
will prepare you for surgery.
There will be a nurse throughout the operation to make sure you
are comfortable. Most eye operations are relatively quick to
perform and typically last between 30 and 90 minutes.
Following your operation
After your operation, we like to keep you for at least an hour
to ensure there are no problemst. Before you leave, a nurse or
doctor might need to examine you, and any medications you require
will be dispensed from pharmacy.
You will be given an information leaflet instructing you on the
do's and don'ts following your operation, information about your
eye drops and an appointment advising you when you need to attend
the hospital for your follow up. The nurse will discuss these with
Please ask as many questions as you want about your care,
treatment, what is happening during your stay or what happens once
you go home. If you have any concerns or uncertainties,
please ask to speak to the ward sister, the nurse in charge or the
surgical matron during your visit.
Should you need to contact the hospital before your
operation or before your follow up appointment please do not
hesitate to do so on the numbers below:
Day Surgery Centre (Eye J) 0161 276 5603 or
0161 276 5442
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 8.00pm
When the Day Surgery Centre is closed contact the Emergency Eye
Centre up to 9.00 pm everyday on
0161 276 5599.
If your problem is urgent and the departments above are closed
or you are unable to get an answer, please telephone ward 55 on
0161 276 5512, available 24 hours everyday.
If you have any worries in between appointments, you should
contact your consultant's secretary. The number can be found on the
front of your appointment card.
Please have your appointment card to hand, as this contains
information that will help the secretary. If you have been
discharged from the hospital you will need to consult your GP.