Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology also provide local mobile services for the treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD).
AMD is a painless condition that generally leads to the gradual impairment of vision, but it can sometimes cause a rapid deterioration. The condition predominantly affects the central field of vision, which is used for reading, recognising faces and other key elements of recognition. Normal macular ageing changes are a common incidental finding on a routine visit to the optometrist, but AMD may also be detected before it is symptomatic or noticed by the patient. Alternatively, patients may visit their GP or optometrist with difficulty in performing daily activities such as driving, reading and recognising faces.
Our service delivers a fast response to enable prompt diagnosis of this condition, as early treatment is key to minimising vision loss.
Most of our patients receive a first appointment within 72 hours of being referred to our service, this is much faster than any other service in the area.
To minimise disruption to our patients, we have developed a mobile AMD/Macular service, which operates at a number of sites across the North West. We are also looking to expand this service over the next few months to further meet the needs of patients in our region.
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