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    Set your sights on a better future

    Personalised care for cataract surgery

About us

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

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
Herries Drive,
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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We'd love to hear about what you think of our new eye centre. Just fill in the form below to give us your views.

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


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