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The Ophthalmology Department operates from both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital providing specialist services to patients from across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The service provides diagnostics and treatment for patients with medical eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, squints, eye lid/corneal problems, and eye injuries.

Our consultant team has specialist expertise in oculoplastics, orbit and lacrimal surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, medical retina, vitreoretinal surgery, neuro ophthalmology and paediatric ophthalmology, and cornea and anterior segment diseases.  We also provide an orthoptics service.

The ophthalmology team includes consultants, middle grade doctors, optometrists and orthoptists.

Outpatient clinics are held daily.

You can access the ophthalmology service via a referral from your GP.

6... the average number of weeks from referral to operation for cataract surgery at our specialist centre in Chorley.

Yes that's right - only 6 weeks.


Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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