Wet AMD Pathway

(Especially if new and vision better than 6/96)

Suspect Wet AMD should be referred to Russells Hall Hospital urgently by FAX to 01384 244880.

To protect yourself you should confirm receipt by phoning 01384 244812.

These numbers are monitored Monday to Friday 8.15am – 4.15PM

The referral should be made on a Dudley Wet AMD referral form and notify GP

It is important you follow this pathway for suspect Wet AMD as if you don’t, and the patient is not seen with due urgency, you could be considered negligent.

The Macula clinic contact advice for patients is available on their eye clinic letters and documents.

For the latest numbers please see the Ophthalmology Department’s web page at
http://dudleygroup.nhs.uk/services-and-wards/ophthalmology/

For Optometrists who have NHSMail accounts:

The Dudley Wet AMD Fast Track Form can be sent to: dgft.ophthalmologyurc@nhs.net

Notifications sent to the GP via NHSMail – Always contact the GP practice first to ensure the correct NHSMail address for the GP practice