Having an Operation

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At the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital we are able to offer a number of surgical procedures across our specialist services

During your outpatient appointment the consultant will discuss the possible treatment options available to you; which may include having an operation. This may take place at a first appointment or after you have been under their care for a period of time. The consultant will explain the procedure to you as well as discussing the risks and benefits of surgery to help you to make a decision as to whether this is right for you. You will be able to ask any questions you may have.

If you are happy to proceed the consultant will arrange for you to have the surgery. Before the surgery takes place you will be booked into have a pre-operative assessment where a number of checks and tests will be done to ensure you are fit and healthy enough for the operation.

Most eye operations can now be performed as day cases, which means you do not need to stay overnight in hospital. Instead, you are admitted to hospital in the morning, operated on during the day and then discharged home in the afternoon or early evening

If you are required to stay overnight you will be admitted to our inpatient services on ward 55.

Charter of Care:
At the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital it is our aim to:

  • Respect all personal, cultural, and religious needs and beliefs.
  • Ensure your privacy and that all information about you is treated in confidence.
  • Keep you well informed at all times.
  • Discuss your care with you so that you can make informed choices.