Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Suitable if you notice a gradual change in vision or issues that might be resolved by prescribing glasses or changing an existing prescription. Symptoms might include:
Suitable for new and or sudden-onset problems with the eyes or vision, and things that seem unlikely to be resolved by prescribing or changing glasses. This could include symptoms such as:
And/or one of the following conditions:
Sudden onset loss of vision including transient loss where it doesn’t relate to a cause or condition listed in the red Emergency Department box - Sudden vision loss
Ocular pain - Pain felt either on the eyes surface or within the eye
Differential diagnosis of red eye - The white of the eyes becomes reddened or bloodshot
Foreign body and emergency contact lens removal - Something is stuck in the eye
Dry eye - Occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears, which leave the eyes feeling gritty, itchy and sore
Blepharitis - Eyelids become red and swollen
Epiphora - Excessive watering of the eye, also known as 'Watery eyes'
Trichiasis - Eyelashes grow inwards towards the eye, which can cause irritation
Differential diagnosis of lumps and bumps in the vicinity of the eye - Usually a Stye or Chalazion, appearing as a small eyelid bump
Flashes/floaters - Both appear in the field of vision. Floaters look like small specks, dots, circles, line or cobwebs and Flashers can look like flashing lights or lightning streaks.
Patient reported sudden onset field defects - Sudden appearance of a blind spot in the normal field of vision
Sudden onset double vision - Two images of a single object are suddenly observed for some or all of the time
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