eyecare medical eyecare medical Macular Disease Specialists Ophthalmology Community Providers Regulated By Care Quality Commission Registration 1-243269437 Service of the Year Award Winners



About Us

Local Consultant Eye Surgeon, Mr Andrew Needham, established the community based NHS service in 2007 with a team of dedicated medical staff to prevent the people of Cheshire having to travel over 50 miles for specialist NHS eye care. The service has now grown to provide treatment for patients across several NHS Trusts in the North West of England. It focuses on macular conditions such as Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Vein Occlusions and Diabetic Retinopathy. With over a decade of success, the award winning service continues to provide a top quality care for patients.

Award Winning Service

In 2014 Eyecare Medical was awarded the award for the Macular Society Service of the Year. Eyecare Medical has been nominated for the award on two further occassions.

Rapid Access to Service

Eyecare Medical offers 100% of appropriately referred patients an appointment within 2 weeks of their referral to see a consultant ophthalmologist. The average the time from referral to appointment is 6.3 days.

Satisfying Appointments

Eyecare Medical operates clinics in convenient local locations with easy access to the service and free parking. Clinical appointments are thorough and efficient.


NHS Friends & Family Test

The NHS Friends and Family Test is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the services that provide your care and treatment. Your feedback will help NHS England to improve services for everyone. To complete a test please find the forms at the reception desk in Macclesfield. In other locations please ask a member of staff. The responses are summarised below in a pie chart of responses to the Friends & Familty question and word clouds generated from the accompanying comments sections.

How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family should they need similar care and treatment?

{"count":{"Extremely Likely":250,"Likely":8,"Neither Likely Nor Unlikely":2,"Unlikely":0,"Extremely Unlikely":0,"Don't Know":0}}

What was good about your visit?


What could we improve?


"Prompt - exceptionally kind and considerate"

"Very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, easy to park right outside, very knowledgeable and efficient"

"Everything at the clinic is very professional & run like a private clinic. We are treated with respect and compassion"

"Everything very friendly and efficient from receptionist to staff nurses to consultant"

"Easy to park. Short waiting time. Nice staff."

"Everyone very helpful, efficient and friendly. I am full of praise."


Macular Disease Specialists

Eyecare Medical specialises in macular conditions. Eyecare Medical specialise in reviewing patients rapidly following their referral to ensure the best possible visual outcomes.
Eyecare Medical utilises the most advanced imaging systems including an Optos wide field imaging camera and state of the art Heidelberg Spectralis Angio-OCT scanner.
Eyecare Medical maintains the highest standards for facility cleanliness and drug storage across all sites. Including microbiology assessments, procurement of long life crisis refrigeration and coordination with host services in the development of facilities

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older in the UK. Vision loss can be rapid and irreversible.

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Vein Occlusion

Occlusion (blockage) of a retinal vein is a common cause of sudden painless reduction in vision in older people. A blockage forms in the vein, usually due to a blood clot, and obstructs the blood flow. It is essential to identify and treat any risk factors to minimise the risk to the other eye and prevent a further vein occlusion in the affected eye.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. However, it usually takes several years for diabetic retinopathy to reach a stage where it could threaten your sight.

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Advanced Screening

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older in the UK. Vision loss can be rapid and irreversible.



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Gunco Lane
SK11 7JL
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Bromborough Village Rd
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Vision House
SK11 7JL