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Care Model Details:-

The service model in the box below illustrates what interventions and patients’ problems should be dealt with at which service level.

Optician Service

  • Diagnosis of cataracts, raised intraocular pressure & vitreo retinal problems

GP Service

  • Red eye & gritty eyes
  • Chronic & acute vision loss

SMS GPSI Service

  • Diagnosis, pre-assessment & post op cataract checks
  • Diagnosis and ongoing management of glaucoma
  • Diagnosis & management of blepharitis, dry eyes & epiphoria and vitreo retinal problems

Secondary/ Tertiary Care Service

  • Minor operations
  • Cataract operations
  • Management of glaucoma, vitreo retinal, corneal & external eye disease
  • Paediatric eye problems including squints

Eye Casualty

  • Acute loss of vision
  • Foreign body in eye & trauma
  • Acute red eye

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