Wet AMD Referral
There are 2 contracted providers for the provision of fast track wet AMD assessment and if necessary Avastin/Lucentis injections.
These services are provided by Eyecare Medical Ltd (with sites in Northwich and Sandbach) and Mid Cheshire Trust (Leighton)
*** Even though East Cheshire Trust (Macclesfield) is an option on the referral form attached, please ignore this as this is only an option to patients with an East Cheshire GP.***
For more information on Eyecare Medical Ltd please click here
Patients who meet the referral criteria (which are detailed on the referral form) should be asked which provider they prefer to be seen by and referral form faxed to the appropriate number as shown on the form.
Patient with dry AMD who require hospital attention (eg for provision of LVAs) should be referred via the patients GP in the usual way. There is no fee for this service as the referral form is simply a replacement for the GOS18 which would need to be filled in anyway. The main aim of this service is to ensure that patients suitable for antiVEGF treatment are seen and assessed urgently.
The referral form is provided below and can be filled in electronically and printed out before faxing. The CCOphth guidance photographs (shown as a thumbnail below) are also available for reference. For more information click the links below: