Oliver Backhouse MB BS BSc FRCOphth

I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cataracts Specialist at the Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital and St James's University Hospital, Leeds. My main areas of work are Advanced Cataract Surgery, Vision Correction Surgery (Clarivu) for Short Sight, Long Sight and Astigmatism, Macular Degeneration (AMD), Uveitis (eye inflammation), and Neuro-Ophthalmology. I have performed thousands of operations and use the very best advanced techniques, equipment and treatment available to assure you of the very highest standards in order to give you the best care possible.


Wednesday am + pm / Thursday am + pm Yorkshire Eye Hospital.

Tuesday evenings Christopher Nixon Opticians - Harrogate.


Consultation for ‘Freedom from Glasses’ lens surgery – Free of charge.
There are a range of flexible payment plans.

Call my secretary to discuss further: 0845 456 1729.

See Frequently Asked Questions for:

cataract symptoms; cataract complications; after cataract operations

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Clinic times

Yorkshire Eye Hospital
Wednesday am + pm
Thursday am + pm

Christopher Nixon Opticians
Tuesday evenings

Patient experience

The difference is amazing and has illustrated just how bad my sight was before the CLARIVU lens exchange surgery to treat my long sight. I have crystal clear focused sight for the first time in my life.

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