Doctor's Desk

GUIDELINES AND FORMS

To help streamline the management of patients in the eye emergency department

 

Last Updated: October 2020

Guidelines (Exogenous Endophthalmitis)

Guidelines (Endogenous Endophthalmitis)

Coventry PCR Request Form

UCL London Histology Request Form

Intravitreal Medications Preparation Guide (coming soon)

Video demonstration [how to perform vitreous tap and intravitreal antibiotics (using pig eye models)]

Video demonstration [how to prepare intravitreal ceftazidime]

Video demonstration [how to prepare intravitreal dexamethasone]

Last Updated: October 2020

Guidelines (Giant Cell Arteritis)

Temporal Artery Biopsy Guidance

Please complete and email TAB request form to Lauren/Daya on the same day steroids is started for the patient. Remember to consent the patient as well.

Last Updated: Dec 2020

Form (Neurology Inpatients Referral) - Intranet Link

Last Updated: 2017

Guidelines (Optic Neuritis)

Last Updated: October 2020

Stroke Pathway

Guidelines (TIA Referral Pathway)

TIA Referral Form

• Any patient with suspected stroke / acute onset homonymous hemianopia (HH) – contact stroke team (bleep 6020) or switchboard for advice.

• Retinal arterial occlusion / incidental homonymous hemianopia – refer to TIA clinic

• Do not need a formal visual field tests if HH is clinically apparent on confrontational test

**IMPORTANT to put your (referrer) contact details appropriately for feedback**

• TIA referral forms as above – email based on patient’s main hospital (postcode):

UHB: TIAFaxGateway@uhb.nhs.uk

SWBH: swbh.tiaclinic@nhs.net

• For patients from other trusts:

Dudley Group: See attached form/email

Worcestershire: See attached form/email

Walsall / Wolverhampton: See attached form/ Rwh-tr.stroke.spoa@nhs.net

TRAUMA

To be uploaded soon

Last Updated: October 2020

Vitreoretinal Referral Form

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