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Ophthalmology

Our community based ophthalmology service is led by consultant ophthalmologists from Leeds Teaching Hospital and provides services (to all patients over the age of 16) for a wide range of eye conditions and is currently run at Thorpe Park Clinic, Colton (LS15)

The service is listed on Choose and Book as:

Direct Access Community Ophthalmology - Living Care Health Services

Conditions Treated:

  • External eye disease.
  • Watery eye.
  • Dry eyes.
  • Non acute i.e. 2 weeks floaters and flashes.
  • Fundal problems.
  • Pigmented lesions.
  • Retinal problems.
  • Dry ARMD.
  • Blurred vision (non neurological).
  • Ophthalmic opinion from optometrists.
  • Low vision Visual field loss.

Procedures Performed:

  • Automated field testing.
  • Excision and/or cautery of non-sinister lesion of the eyelid.
  • Chalazion incision and curettage.
  • Entropion correction.
  • Retropunctal cautery and punctal enlarging procedures.
  • Epilation of eyelashes.
  • Lacrimal syringing.
  • Lacrimal plug insertion.
  • Removal of corneal sutures.

Exclusions:

  • Children under 16 years.
  • Sudden loss of vision.
  • Strabismus/binocular diplopia.
  • Ocular Motility.
  • Neuro ophthalmology problems including squints and double vision.
  • Suspected malignancies.
  • Strong suspicion of Wet AMD.
  • Diabetic screening.
  • Urgent A&E care e.g. red eye, diplopia, acute floaters and flashes and foreign bodies.
  • Suspect or diagnosed keratoconus.
  • Motility problems.

Consultants:

Mr B Davies – (LTHT)

Miss C Atherley - (Mid Yorks)

Mr Tim Dabbs (LTHT)

Mr A Cassels-Brown (LTHT)

The waiting list for this service is currently:

4 weeks

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