Bright Sight

Oliver Backhouse, Consultant Eye Surgeon

NHS & Private

Oliver Backhouse - BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth

NHS Choice

The NHS 'Choice' initiative allows patients to choose where they have their eye care. This can be in both a ‘traditional’ NHS hospital or a Private hospital. To be seen in a Private hospital requires funding agreement from your Primary care trust (GP funding groups).

I see NHS patients at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds.

I see Private patients at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital.

Why have Private Treatment?

  • You will be seen by a consultant rather than a trainee.
  • Always seen by the same person so allowing continuity of care.
  • Appointments are 30 minutes for new and 15 minutes for follow up.
  • Comfortable uncrowded clinic areas.
  • I will perform your operation. Cataract surgery will typically take around15 minutes.
  • Over 99% surgically uncomplicated.
  • Only 1 week between first and second eye operations.
  • Choose your date of surgery.
  • Choice of lenses not available on the NHS. Some lenses give freedom from glasses.
  • Available to everyone – self pay or insured options.
  • Free parking.

Call me today

to arrange your consultation

0845 456 1729


CLARIVU: Not wearing glasses has improved my confidence. I felt assured by the professionalism of Mr Backhouse.

Mr P.Cross CLARIVU Lens surgery for myopic astigmatism

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