Patients with a dry eye problem can benefit from the insertion of a punctal plug. This is a tiny silicone plug which is inserted into the punctum, the tiny hole in the inner aspect of the lower eyelid. This takes seconds to do and does not usually require any anesthesia. This is done at the slit lamp, the microscope used by eye doctors and opticians to examine the eye.

The photograph shows a punctal plug in place in a patient whose lower eyelid has been pulled down to demonstrate the plug. The plug is not visible to others. Contact Face & Eye to find out more about punctal plugs.


Eyelid cysts are very common and many NHS hospitals will no longer treat these. Find out more about this condition and its self pay private treatment at our website under Eyelid Conditions.

Click on this link to watch a video of a patient undergoing the incision and curettage of a lower lid meibomian cyst at the Face & Eye Clinic Manchester – https://youtu.be/cTrIAAUbEjA


Our doctors and nurse practitioners offer Blephex treatment, the most advanced treatment for stubborn blepharitis

Learn all about blepharitis and its treatment at our website




Mr John Cooper, oculoplastic nurse practitioner, is now offering a service at Face & Eye to manage eyelid lumps, bumps, xanthelasmata, and cysts including chalazia (meibomian cysts). Mr Cooper has been undertaking such treatments independently at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for a number of years and has been an oculoplastic nurse practitioner at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for over a decade. He can offer this service at a very competitive price for self pay patients (http://www.faceandeye.co.uk/prices/- go to Minor Operations by Oculoplastic Nurse Practitioner) who are happy for a nurse to undertake their treatment for minor lesions. If there are any concerns about the nature of a lesion he will defer to the oculoplastic surgeons at the clinic, or he will advise your GP to refer you to a local NHS hospital.


After months of preparation our new website is now live. This is mobile friendly and mobile responsive. We hope you like it and find it relatively easy to navigate. We welcome your feedback. Our downloadable patient information brochures are still in preparation and we hope to have these available very soon.

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Contact us now to find out how we can help you with your eye, eyelid, facial or skincare needs. You will find our website contains a great deal of helpful information about what we do. We welcome email enquiries.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00-18.00

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


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2 Gibwood Road
M22 4BT

Tel: 0161 947 2720
Email: enquiries@faceandeye.co.uk

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