Ophthalmology

Where is the service provided?

For patients registered with an Oldham GP, full outpatient services along with diagnostic tests and some minor treatments such as laser therapy will be provided from the Integrated Care Centre, New Radcliffe Street, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 1NL

Specialist eye day case will be carried out at Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, 
Lancashire, OL12 0NB

Who is the service for?

This service is for all patients referred by their GP/Optician or seen as an emergency with a condition affecting their vision.

What does the service provide?

The service provides eye care for patients with conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, children’s eye conditions, orthoptics, vitreo-retinal conditions, corneal and low vision aids services.

Who will patients meet while under your department’s/service’s care?

  • Nurses and Nurse specialists

  • Health care assistants

  • Consultant Ophthalmologists  and Ophthalmology Doctors
  • Orthoptists

When is the service available?

The Ophthalmology service is available Monday to Friday for all out-patient attendances and emergency cover is provided by out of hours by attending an A & E department.

Department contact details

Please refer to the contact number at the top of your referral letter for appointment or waiting list queries.

For general queries, please contact the Integrated care Centre, Oldham on – 0161 621 3400

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) Service at Oldham Integrated Care Centre

For patient's and their families needing support and advice relating to various eye conditions, employment, benefits, rehabilitation, daily living skills and emotional support. Contact Alba De Toro Nozal on tel: 0161 621 3814 or mobile: 07515 192223 (Mon -Wed 9am -5pm) Alba.Detoronozal@RNIB.org.uk or Heena Lad on 0161 621 3814 or Mobile 07511 414255 email: Heena.Lad@RNIB.org.uk (Thursday & Friday) 

Rochdale

Rochdale Infirmary has a dedicated Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO), Karen Taylor, who can provide advice and support for anyone affected by sight loss on topics that can make life easier:

  • maintaining your independence
  • equipment and technology that can help you do the things you need to do
  • eye condition and treatment understanding
  • access to education, employment, and leisure
  • benefits and concessions that you may be entitled to

Karen can be found in the Ophthalmology department Monday to Friday and can be contacted on 07711 385 716 or email Karen.Taylor@rnib.org.uk

For more information on RNIB’s Sight Loss Advice Service visit www.rnib.org.uk/advice

Practical information

Please bring details of any medicines you are currently taking.  If you are attending Rochdale Infirmary for surgery, please refer to your confirmation letter for specific guidance on what to do before attending the hospital.

Key staff/consultants

Clinical Director – Mr Farhan Qureshi

Directorate Manager – Charlotte Marshall

Lead Nurse – Michael Hudson