We provide Specialist Optometrist support for the Ophthalmology glaucoma clinics within the Trust, with Specialist Optometrists with specialist glaucoma qualifications and/or Independent prescribing working alongside Consultant teams to assess and manage glaucoma patients.
The Optometry team are supporting Glaucoma services which are being delivered from our Seacroft hospital site.
There is more information on specialist glaucoma qualifications on our higher qualifications web page .
There is more information on our non medical prescribing web page.
Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions that cause permanent sight loss by damaging your optic nerve. Glaucoma can be caused by raised eye pressure or a weakness in your optic nerve.
Your eye needs a certain amount of pressure to keep the eyeball healthy and in the right shape. But if the pressure is too high, it can cause your optic nerve to become damaged at the point where it leaves your eye.
Glaucoma clinics supported by the Glaucoma Specialist Optometrists run on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings alongside the Ophthalmological glaucoma clinic at the Eye clinic at Seacroft Hospital. Stand alone glaucoma clinics are provided by Glaucoma Specialist Optometrists on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings at Wharfedale General Hospital.
The Glaucoma Consultant Ophthalmologists are Mr Peter Galloway and Miss Salina Siddiqui.
Glaucoma Monitoring unit (GMU)
A Glaucoma monitoring unit provides clinical measurements of stable glaucoma patients, these clinical measurements are assessed in a virtual management clinic by our Glaucoma Consultant Ophthalmologists. This service is managed by the Principal Optometrist.
How do I make an appointment with this service?
To be seen in the clinic you must usually be referred by your GP, or your community optometrist.
Glaucoma clinics normally run on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings in the Eye clinic at Seacroft Hospital.
As well as on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings at Wharfedale Hospital.
Please be aware that you may have a series of examinations from a range of clinicians and your appointment may take up to two hours to be completed from the time your appointment is booked.