The Northern General Eye Centre is one of the leading providers of NHS cataract surgery, delivering excellent outcomes and personalised care in a purpose-built centre. Designed with your needs in mind, our highly specialist ophthalmology team are ready to see you in our warm, welcoming and accessibility-friendly facilities
What our patients say
"Despite being on my third bus pass, the excision of my cataracts has been my first experience of being treated in a hospital. The experience has been thoroughly reassuring throughout and the optical results have exceeded my expectations."
"I received outstanding service and attention from start to finish! This was evident in the efficient and accommodating attitude of the eye clinic receptionists who gave me an appointment in less than one week from the referral date."
"I can only express gratitude for service and treatment of the highest quality. The NHS at its very best!"
"My vision has improved dramatically – probably as good as it was 20 years ago."
"Staff are caring and willing to help and advise you. You are not pressured into committing to surgery but I'm so glad that I did. Having Lasik has made such a difference to my day to day life. Having full vision again is priceless."
Holding your hand during surgery
We aim to make your treatment as stress-free as possible, and a named nurse will stay with you on the day of your surgery, from admission to discharge. You'll also get to see the same surgeon throughout your journey with us.
Our unique ‘one stop pre-assessment approach’ means you will have your outpatient consultation, diagnostic tests, pre-operative assessment and consent processes are completed in just one visit, saving you unnecessary repeat trips.
The video opposite explains more about our cataract service and preparing for your cataract operation.
Internationally recognised surgeons
Choosing the right place to have your cataract eye surgery could make the difference between a good outcome and a great outcome.
To ensure you get the best possible outcome from your surgery, our skilled team use some of the most advanced diagnostic and eye imaging techniques currently available, including high resolution optical corneal topography and Pentacam corneal topography, so that we can plan and tailor your surgery with pinpoint precision.
High performance operating microscopes and advanced Zeiss optics, also enable us to perform micro-incision surgery, so that we can select and insert the best lens for your eye with millimetre-precision. This will enable you to experience a faster visual recovery.
Why choose us?
It’s natural to feel nervous prior to having eye cataract surgery, but be assured our friendly, efficient team will do everything possible to put you at ease.
Our new state-of-the art facilities will give you access to:
- Leading ophthalmic specialists providing care in a dedicated state-of-the-art eye centre
- A one-stop pre-assessment process which avoids unnecessary repeat trips to hospital
- Continuity of care– the same surgeon will see you from first consultation to discharge
- Personal care and support. A named staff nurse will remain with you on the day of surgery from admission to discharge
- Staggered admission times to keep your waiting time to an absolute minimum.
- Dedicated drop off and pick up points outside the centre.
- Free refreshments
We were recently named Team of the Year at the Ophthalmology Honours Awards 2017.
How to find us
Northern General Eye Centre
Northern General Hospital
Sheffield S5 7AU
Tel: 0114 226 7324
Opening Times 7.30am - 6.30pm
Please click here for the site map for the Northern General Hospital and travel guide. The Northern General Eye Centre is located at entrance number 34.
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Adult emergency eye care services are available at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 4.30pm). For further information contact 0114 226 7324
News and developments from the Northern General Eye Centre
Eye Centre celebrates fifth birthday milestone
The Northern General Eye Centre is celebrating its fifth year of operation - having performed over 15,600 cataract operations since first opening on 21 May 2018.
2,000th patient treated at state-of-the-art cataract eye centre
The Northern General Eye Centre, which was opened by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust less than nine months ago, has treated its 2,000th patient.
BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker to open new £6.7m eye centre
Broadcaster Dan Walker is to officially open the Northern General Hospital’s new £6.7m eye centre today (Monday 15 October) at 2pm. The TV personality, who is best known for presenting BBC television programmes...
New £6.7m eye cataract centre features on BBC Look North
Our brand new £6.7m cataract eye centre has been featured on BBC Look North. The BBC film crew came down within days of the new centre’s opening to exclusively speak with patients and members of the cataract eye surgery team.
New state-of-the-art eye centre set to transform care for thousands of patients needing cataract surgery
Brand new state-of-the art £6.7m eye centre opens at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital A brand new state-of-the art £6.7m eye centre has opened its doors to patients (21st May.)
Eye care team win national prize for innovations in surgical pathway
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious national award in recognition of innovations which have helped patients undergoing planned eye surgery. .