Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS
Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS

Welcome to Rochdale Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS)

We’re here to provide high quality, fast and convenient assessment and treatment services for you if you live in Rochdale and are experiencing eye-related problems.

Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS is commissioned by Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG and operated by Care UK, an independent company that provides services to NHS patients. We have an impressive track record in patient care and clinical success. Find out more.

What services do we offer at Rochdale Ophthamology CATS?

We are committed to high quality care, and our range of assessment and treatment services includes:

  • Glaucoma service
  • Pre-operative assessments
  • Cataract surgery
  • Post-operative cataract assessment
  • Oculoplastics
  • One Stop Minor Operation Service
  • Laser service for Glaucoma and Post Cataracts
  • Surgery for retinal diseases
  • Fast track macula degeneration service
  • Medical retina service
  • Urgent referrals accepted from GPs or optometrists
  • Domiciliary visits for existing glaucoma patients
  • Experienced NHS consultants & ophthalmic nurses

What are the average treatment and recovery time?

We aim to help patients see a consultant and have any diagnostics tetst during the same visit, where possible - helping you to feel better, faster.

Furthermore we aim to complete each episode of care within four to six weeks, potentially leading to shorter treatment and recovery times.

Where can you find us?

You can find us in the Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, Rochdale and at the Phoenix Centre in Heywood.

We hope you find what you need on this site. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Our news

Contact lens story a prompt to check your eyes

Contact lens story a prompt to check your eyes

July 18 2017

When a woman from Birmingham visited hospital for a routine cataract operation, her surgeons were shocked to find 27 contact lenses in her eye which then had to be removed.

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Outstanding CQC rating for Rochdale eye care service

Outstanding CQC rating for Rochdale eye care service

May 8 2017

Rochdale NHS Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) has been named as the first specialist ophthalmology service in the country to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating by the national standards watchdog, the Care Quality Commission.

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Surgery helps 90 year old Rochdale man keep working and driving

Surgery helps 90 year old Rochdale man keep working and driving

July 1 2015

Ninety-year-old Mr Denis Stanford is remarkable in many ways – not only does he still work as an engineer but he drives to work and now, thanks to cataract surgery, he is able to keep on with his activities.

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Eye service managers from Plymouth to Rochdale say ‘no need for NHS patients to pay for cataract surgery’

Eye service managers from Plymouth to Rochdale say ‘no need for NHS patients to pay for cataract surgery’

April 27 2015

Managers of NHS services from Plymouth and Rochdale want local people to know that the recent suggestion that NHS patients should self-fund cataract surgery to beat long waiting lists is misleading and unnecessary in many parts of England.

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