Our consultant-led Community Eye Clinic provides highly specialised out-of-hospital care for patients with complex eye problems.
Our team offer appointments within two weeks of referral and assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. The clinic at St Catherine’s Health Centre is equipped with specialist technology where patients are seen by an experienced Ophthalmology Nurse and Consultant Ophthalmologist.
What we treat
The Community Eye Clinic can treat many conditions, including:
- glaucoma, diagnosis and follow up/management
- blocked punctum
- loss of vision
- ocular pain
- periorbital cysts, skin tags
- recurrent chalazion
- recurrent episcleritis
- sub-conjunctival haemorrhage
- gradual onset ptosis
- hypertensive haemorrhage
- mild atopic keratoconjunctivitis
- non-active retinal abnormalities
- ocular rosacea
- persistent blepharitis
- recent onset diplopia
- suspicious lumps and bumps
- venous occlusion
If a patient has an urgent eye condition or trauma, they should be directed to a walk-in centre, minor injuries unit or an emergency department.
How to access the service
Anyone over the age of 16 years with a complex eye condition that can’t be managed by their optician or GP can ask to be referred to the Community Eye Clinic.
Referrals can only be accepted from health professionals eg optometrist, optician, GP or practice nurse.
We will provide feedback about each referral and keep you informed about treatment provided, including details of any prescriptions required.
Referrals can be made seven days a week.
The clinic is open:
- Monday, 8.45am – 8.00pm
- Tuesday, 8.45am – 5.00pm
- Saturday, 8.45am – 5.00pm
To rearrange an existing appointment, patients should call 0151 514 2222 (option 5).