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Eye Unit

Here at the Eye Unit, we are committed to providing an excellent local service to the residents of Dorset in the prevention and treatment of disorders of the eye.

The History of the Department

The Eye Unit at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was originally founded in 1887 and known as The Westbourne Eye hospital. In April 2000 the service was moved to a purpose built new site at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital.


In the past year almost 34,000 patients were seen in eye clinics and a further 10,500 benefited from urgent or emergency treatment. Surgeons in the Eye Unit perform around 4000 cataract operations every year, which comprises around 75% of the surgical workload.

We also operate on child and adult squints.

Management Team

Miss Cath Marsh
Clinical Lead

Louise Neville
General Manager

Minnie Klepazc