One of the ways we can assess retinal conditions is by using optical coherence tomography (OCT)
technology to scan the eyes.
This method of scanning is completely non-invasive – it doesn’t use any type of radiation, bright lights, or puffs of air – but uses a safe laser light source to create a structural image of the back of the eye.
OCT scans allow us to examine your eye in even greater detail and can help to identify the very early stages of more serious eye conditions, like age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma.
Your optician or GP will discuss the various treatment options available to you and where you can choose to have your treatment. You’ll be able to take the time to decide where you’d like to be treated, and your GP or optician will make the arrangements for your referral.
Please follow your local protocol regarding referrals – we accept direct referrals by secure email, fax, OptoManager and post. Please call us on the number at the top of this page if you would like any further information about making a referral to Newmedica.
Send a letter to the patient’s GP with GOS18 requesting an onward referral via ERS.
For GPs and Referral Centres
Send a referral form to Newmedica with GOS18 by post or secure fax 020 7924 6262 or email to:
Cataract and oculoplastic referrals will be assessed against local criteria.
Cataracts are a very common eye condition that usually develop as we age, causing cloudy or misty patches in the eye’s clear lens.
Medically known as oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery, this describes a variety of procedures that focus on disorders of the eyelids and tear ducts.
Glaucoma is term for a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, typically due to an increased pressure within the eye.
Medical retina describes eye conditions that affect the sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye, known as the retina.
This condition means that the pressure in your eye (intraocular pressure) is higher than normal and is usually detected by your optician during a routine eye test.