Community Ophthalmology Service Enfield

Enfield

The service is consultant-led and delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians; doctors, optometrists and nurses. The service sees patients for routine ophthalmic conditions, with the following conditions a key focus for the service:

  • glaucoma
  • cataract
  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • blurred vision
  • watery eyes
  • dry eyes
  • blepharitis
  • floaters/flashing lights
  • visual field defects
  • possible squint in children

Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD): Please refer urgently when a patient over 50 years of age presents with sudden or rapid onset of the following signs and symptoms:

  • decrease visual acuity
  • blurred vision
  • netamorphosia eg lines appear crooked or wavy
  • central paracentral scotoma
  • difficulty reading
  • macular haemorrhage or exudates

Eligibility criteria

Exclusions

The below are a list of exclusions:

  • emergency care services
  • patients not registered with a NHS Enfield GP
  • diabetic retinopathy screening and treatment
  • patients with very complex post-operative or post-traumatic complications
  • cases of suspected cancer
  • Patients who require a second surgical opinion
  • patients in immediate need of emergency or highly complex specialist surgical care

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

All routine referrals should be sent to Enfield Referral Service (ERS), attaching a referral letter as well as details from the optometrist if available. Please can you discuss choice of provider with each patient and input onto the referral letter before sending to ERS. Each of the providers is expected to meet the 6 weeks target for all patient appointments.

Enfield Referral Service (ERS)

  • Email: eccg.ersreferrals@nhs.net
  • Tel: 020 3688 2188

Locations

Abernethy House Surgery

Service operates Mondays, Wednesday-Sunday. Please note that opening times operate across five locations and not at each location. Surgical location: Holly House Hospital, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5HX. 7.30am-6.30pm Various locations

Lincoln Road Medical Practice

Service operates Mondays, Wednesday-Sunday. Please note that opening times operate across five locations and not at each location. Surgical location: Holly House Hospital, High Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5HX. 7.30am-6.30pm Various locations

Boots Palmers Green

Service operates Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm / Surgical location: Optegra Eye Hospital, North London, 6 Technology Park, Colindeep Lane, NW9 6BX

Chase Farm Hospital

Service operates Monday to Saturday. Please note that opening times operate across three locations and not at each location Surgical locations: Chase Farm Hospital and North Middlesex Hospital 9am-5pm Various locations 9am-5pm Various locations

North Middlesex University Hospital

Service operates Monday to Saturday. Please note that opening times operate across three locations and not at each location Surgical locations: Chase Farm Hospital and North Middlesex Hospital 9am-5pm Various locations

Gordon Thomas Optician

Service operates Monday to Saturday. Please note that opening times operate across three locations and not at each location Surgical locations: Chase Farm Hospital and North Middlesex Hospital 9am-5pm Various locations

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Review date: Tuesday, 26 September 2023