Unique partnership between our practice and Leeds Teaching Hospitals providing NHS community eye services is one year old!
Having teamed up with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust eye department in Novemeber 2016, our adult community ophthalmology service continues to grow.
Patients previously requiring referral to hospital for a large range of eye conditions are being seen in our NHS clinic – the only partnership of its type in the region. New referrals to the service come from GPs, optometrists and other hospital eye clinics.
Patients are seen by optometrists Paul Appleson and Ann Barrett who are both registered specialists in glaucoma and therapeutics, Independent Prescribers and also employees of the trust. Patients with more complex needs are seen by consultant ophthalmologists Mr Peter Galloway or Professor Bernie Chang, who each attend monthly.
The service is for non-urgent conditions including dry eyes, blepharitis, cataract, non-acute flashes and floaters, retinal and optic discs lesions, age related macular degeneration, eyelid anomalies, glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
The clinic provides a full range of diagnostic testing including advanced retinal imaging (OCT), retinal photography and automated visual field testing (using the ‘Humphrey’ visual field analyser).
More information can be found here.