Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have issued the following advice for practitioners needing to refer a sub-luxed IOL. Please share this with your colleagues, including locums.
“The best referral route into HES for these patients is via eye emergencies clinic, but the patient’s details will be forwarded to our vitreo-retinal colleagues for triage as this is not a “same-day” emergency. The patient will be contacted and offered an appointment in a VR clinic in an appropriate – and relatively short – timescale, but it is unlikely to be immediate. We’d like to ask for help in managing patient expectations to minimise anxiety.”