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A-Z Services - West of England Eye Unit (WEEU) Out Patient Department (OPD)

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The WEEU OPD has on average 30,000 appointments per year.

 

WEEU has the following consultant clinics:

 

Mr Quinn

Mr Quinn      
Mr Ling           
Mr Ling            
Mr Ling      
Mr Simcock  
Mr Simcock    
Mr Simcock   
By Byles              
Mr Byles   
Mr Jacob  
Mr Jacob  

Neuro and Paediatric Ophthalmology

General Ophthalmology

Surgical Vitreo Retina

Medical Retina

General Ophthalmology

Surgical Vitreo Retina

Medical Retina

General Ophthalmology

Glaucoma

General Ophthalmology

Diabetic

General Ophthalmology

 

The eye unit also provides the following non-consultant clinics:-

 

Orthoptic
Optometrist
Low Vision Clinics
Fluorescein Angiography Clinics
Minor operations clinic
Cyst Clinic
Shared Care Glaucoma clinics
Laser Clinics
Photography

 

 

The outpatient department consists of 10 consulting rooms, orthoptic suite, Laser suite, photography and glaucoma suites. 

 

What happens when I attend the OPD appointment?

On arrival you should report to the reception desk, where they will check your details and that of your GP, they will then either direct you to the appropriate health professional or sit you down to wait for a nurse to undertake your vision test.

 

A vision test is undertaken on all appointment, and consists of you reading a chart with giving us a record of your distance vision.

 

It is important to remember that the appointment time is to see the nurse not the doctor, as the nurse may depending on your eye condition do other tests, which may include dilating you pupils which takes on average 20 minutes.  We do state in WEEU’s appointment letters that an appointment may take up to 2 hours. 

 

It is important for all new appointments and if you have had your pupils dilated to arrange someone to drive you home as we recommend that you do not drive for up to 6 hours following drops to enlarge your pupils.

 

Once all the tests are completed you will be called in appointment order to see a doctor, orthoptist, optometrist or photographer.  Sometimes it may appear that other patients are going in faster – out of time order – than yourself.  This is because we may have more than one consultant clinic running at one time and they may be running at slightly different times.

 

Once you see an consultant you will be sat in a chair in from of a slit lamp – a microscope – which enables the doctor to see the details of your eye clearly.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask at any time.

 

Dystonia / Botulinum Toxin Clinic

This clinic is for people who have involuntary abnormal movements of the facial muscles around their eyes (essential blepharospasm or hemi-facial surgery). Injections of Botulinum toxin to the affected muscles every two to six months helps to relieve the spasms. Some people who have squints for which surgery is not possible are also seen in this clinic for treatment with Botulinum toxin.

Call 111 when its less than urgent