We run a preoperative assessment service, removal of eyelid suture service and a minor ops clinic on Friday morning.
Our working hours are Monday –Friday 0830-1630 hours .We are closed on weekends and some public holidays.Our main telephone number is 01412112485.
If you are over 40 years of age and going to have a general anaesthetic (put to sleep for the surgery) go to the Cardiac Department on the ground floor on the way to the Eye Assessment unit to get an Electrocardiogram (a tracing of your heart). Bring this with you up to the Eye Day ward If you are over 40 years of age and going to have a general anaesthetic (put to sleep for the surgery) go to the Cardiac Department on the ground floor on the way to the Eye Day Ward to get an Electrocardiogram (a tracing of your heart). Bring this with you up to the Eye assessment unit.
If you are having a local anaesthetic proceed directly to Eye Assessment unit..
You can expect to be a couple of hours in the Eye Department. A nurse will see you and take details including your next of kin and their telephone number. We will also want to know if you have any drug allergies, if you have had any operations, any illnesses that you have and any medication that you are taking. If you have any questions you will be given an opportunity to ask then. We may also want to do blood tests and eye tests, we will check your vision and often we will instil eye drops that will dilate your pupils (if it is a bright day, you may find using a pair of dark glasses will make you feel more comfortable).
Depending on your operation you may also see junior doctors, optometrists, orthoptists, photographers, and technicians.
Before you leave you will be given instructions regarding the day of your operation. Most patients will also see an Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist) before they leave. On the main hospital website you can get information regarding public transport. If you require patient transport please call the Ambulance Service Call Centre on 0300 123.