For patients that you feel have a sight/life-threatening condition that requires hospital eye care within 2 weeks, please refer via email using the Rapid Access Clinic referral form.
These emergencies include, but not exclusively, the following:
penetrating/severe eye trauma, chemical injury, sudden loss of vision, acute severe pain, acute angle closure, sudden onset diplopia and acute postoperative complications.
For patients that you feel have an urgent minor eye condition that requires review by the Community Ophthalmology Service (COS) provided on behalf of Moorfields Eye Hospital, please provide a COS leaflet (printable version available on DXS) and advise patient to contact a COS optometrist.
These urgent minor eye conditions include, but not exclusively, the following: moderate eye pain with normal vision, significant eye discharge, significant redness with normal vision and mild eye trauma.
For suspected cancer please use the 2 weeks wait suspected cancer referral form.