Ophthalmology Services are provided across the three sites of the trust:

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Bassetlaw Hospital

Montagu Hospital

Ophthalmology Outpatient Appointments

In most cases patients that need an appointment at the Ophthalmology Department require a face to face appointment so that detailed eye examinations can be performed. Therefore, unfortunately telephone consultations and videoconferencing are unlikely to be carried out for the majority of Ophthalmology patients.

Face-to-face appointments are still available for all emergency/urgent patients and for patients requiring eye injections (IVT) and we have reinstated a number of routine clinics, however, we are working our way through the backlog.

Please be reassured that if you have had an appointment cancelled since the 18th March 2020 your records will have been clinically reviewed by a doctor and you will receive an appointment in due course. All patients that have been reviewed by the doctor and felt to be routine will be given an appointment in date order.

Ophthalmology operations have also been reinstated although priority is being given to the most clinically urgent.

If you feel that we should see you urgently or that your condition has deteriorated, then please ring/email the consultants’ secretary who will speak to your consultant for advice, if you have not yet been seen by a consultant please contact your GP or Optician.

Low Vision Clinic

Our Low Vision Therapists aim to provide assistance to the visually impaired patient.

This is to be achieved through the counselling of patients with information about their ophthalmic condition and treatment, in addition to providing any help towards their visual rehabilitation, through such means as advice, reading behaviour training and, where applicable, magnification aids.

Furthermore, we can direct patients to other local agencies and professionals within this and related fields, such that the patient is treated comprehensively and is fully informed of the services and facilities available to them.

Contact us:

  • 01302 644516

Please be aware that this number is to an answerphone, please leave a message with your query and your details so we can get back to you.

Our Low Vision Service provides clinics at Doncaster, Bassetlaw and Mexborough Hospitals.

You can request an appointment when you next see an eye clinic professional within the Trust, or, contact us on the above number.

If you are not a current patient of the Hospital Eye Service you can be referred via your GP.

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