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

We aim to complete each episode of care within four to six weeks, leading to potentially 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

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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Patients’ views on dignity lead the way for Rochdale ophthalmology team

Patients’ views on dignity lead the way for Rochdale ophthalmology team

January 23 2015

Patients’ views will take centre stage as Care UK’s team at the Rochdale NHS Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS) marks national Dignity Action Day on Friday 30 January.

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Major investment in two new eye-care services

Major investment in two new eye-care services

October 2 2014

The Rochdale NHS Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) has invested more than £200,000 in introducing two new eye-care services to local people.

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