Services Across Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth
Pathway for patients with a GP in Merton Sutton and Wandsworth:
This is a FREE NHS service for people of all ages (children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult).
Minor eye conditions that can be seen under the service include:
- Red eye or eyelids
- Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
- Irritation and inflammation of the eye
- Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
- Recently occurring flashes or floaters
- In-growing eyelashes
- Recent and sudden loss of vision
- Foreign body in the eye
Pathways for patients with GP at Merton and Wandsworth only:
This scheme is designed to increase the number of patients who choose cataract surgery by discussing pros and cons of the surgery as well as possible complications during and following the surgery. The patient will be given Cataract Surgery Shared Decision Making Aid to ensure that the patient is fully aware regarding other options other than surgery and the patient elects to have the cataract operation.
This scheme is designed to reduce the number of referrals to the Hospital Eye Service of patients with IOP>23mmHg with non-contact tonometer with no other signs of glaucoma (i.e. the optic discs, visual fields and the angles of anterior chambers are all normal).
This service provides electronic referrals for patients with a GP at Merton and Wandsworth. The optometrist is advised to use the GOS 18 module on OPERA to refer the patient to the Single point of access service where the referral will be triaged.
Pathways for patients with GP at Sutton only
Patients with learning disabilities may require longer appointments to complete the sight test, or the sight test may have to be completed in more than one appointment. The patient may need to attend the practice before the actual examination in order to be familiar with the setup of the optical practice, the equipment used and the staff.