Eye Department (Ophthalmology)

Addenbrooke's services

Eye Department

The department provides ophthalmology services for the city of Cambridge and a large area surrounding it.


It also runs consultant-led outreach clinics in both Ely and Saffron Walden.

Specialised treatments

Patients needing specialised treatment come from a very much wider area. All the sub-specialities of ophthalmology are covered.

Latest news

From Tuesday 10 April the ophthalmology service has re-located some of its services.

Facilities at Addenbrooke's

Cambridge Eye Unit

The Cambridge Eye Unit is a day case facility. It has its own reception area, two dedicated operating theatres, recovery area and a 10-bedded ward.

Clinic 3 - Eye Clinic

Outpatient eye appointments

Clinic 14 - Eye Clinic

Outpatient eye appointments

Cataract Clinic

The Cataract Clinic is part of the national plan to modernise hospital cataract services across the country and reduce lengthy waiting times.

Children's Eye Service

Information about the paediatric eye service

Low vision advice and liaison service

Patient information leaflets

Download information about specific procedures and treatments.


Contact us

Box: 41

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Hills Road,




For telephone numbers please see the various areas of the Eye Department.



Details of fundraising via ACT - the registered charity of Addenbrooke's.


The Ophthalmology department’s outpatient service is the busiest of all of the outpatient departments in Addenbrooke's and accounts for over 10% of all of Addenbrooke's outpatient attendances.