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Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby gsward » Tue 14 Apr 2020 4:07 pm

If you have an eye condition, and you are not sure if you need to be seen by a doctor, or you do not wish to travel, Moorfields are now set up for video consultations.

You can read more here and request a session:

https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/emergency-care

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Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby space_cadet » Wed 15 Apr 2020 10:05 am

Helpful but not all of us are in London sadly
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Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby gsward » Wed 15 Apr 2020 8:23 pm

Moorfields is not exclusively London based and this is a video consultation too. You could also check what arrangements your eye hospital has for A&E during the current lockdown.

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Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby brian-ire » Wed 15 Apr 2020 10:13 pm

Thanks for the update, that's good to know. Anyone know if contact lens orders are unaffected out have things stalled?

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Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby space_cadet » Fri 17 Apr 2020 10:28 am

gsward wrote:Moorfields is not exclusively London based and this is a video consultation too. You could also check what arrangements your eye hospital has for A&E during the current lockdown.


The corneal filaments i have HAD to have removed every 1-3weeks for the past 5 months can'tbe seen on a video consult, nor can they be removed, thankfully im aware of our local eye casualtys response n how to get things seen to at this uncertain time

I am also blessed with a few friends n family whom are Optoms who are doing eye casualty work in general who all conclude video calls are a tick box they have to do but then they call in 9/10 cases in person hence a tick box procedure.
May09 Diagnosed with KC, March 2010 after a failed transplant it has left me legally blind a long cane user (since 2010) who is blind in a once sighted world

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Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby Green » Mon 20 Apr 2020 11:18 am

I missed this space cadet, how are you faring, is your treatment still continuing?

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Re: Eye conditions and A&E access

Postby space_cadet » Mon 20 Apr 2020 11:46 am

iv a shed load of drops, managed to avoid the hospital for a bit but the pain is still getting me down
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