There are Wet AMD services available locally at St Helens and Warrington eye departments. Local optometrists should refer rapidly to these services where they suspect the presence of wet AMD. This page includes versions of the AMD atlas document, which gives information on when to refer to HES.
The referral should now be done via the Opera software, either by eRS GOS18 or following a CUES appointment, where possible. The patient’s desired provider, such as AMD services at St Helens or Warrington should be chosen and it’s possible to upload and send images or OCT scan files.
The service will contact the patient and arrange an initial assessment within 2 weeks. NB The LOC does not advise referring AMD patients to the GP for onward referral.