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Referring Patients to Us

Staff at the Eye Clinic work closely with professionals in the local community and across much of the region. We accept referrals from a range of sources including ophthalmologists, optometrists, contact lens opticians, general practitioners, educational psychologists and teachers. Clinical expertise and sophisticated equipment allow our Advanced Clinical Assessment Clinic to cater for the needs of ophthalmologists requiring rapid, easy access to certain diagnostic techniques for their patients.

We are also part of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Referral Refinement Scheme and Ocular Hypertension Monitoring Scheme. electrodiagnostics

If you wish to refer a patient to one of our clinics, please print and complete the Eye clinic referral form and post it to us at:

The Eye Clinic
DHEZ Academic - Phoenix South West building
University of Bradford
Bradford
BD7 1HR

Please note, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any patient information sent to us by email.

Should you wish to refer a patient to the Electrodiagnostic Unit, please contact the unit Director, Dr Declan McKeefry.

Referring to the Visual Electrodiagnostic Testing Unit

The recently opened Visual Electrodiagnostic Testing Unit within the Bradford School of Optometry & Vision Science, provides a clinical testing service for ophthalmologists in the region and as such is linked to the regional NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

The service offers a range of key diagnostic tests that form part of the clinical ophthalmological assessment of patients who may be suffering from a variety of hereditary or acquired eye disorders.

Testing includes:

  • Visual evoked potential (VEP) recording
  • Pattern and flash electro-retinography (ERG)
  • Electro-oculography (EOG)

all of which will conform to current ISCEV standards.

At present, there is little or no provision for this kind of diagnostic testing in the Bradford and W. Yorkshire region and patients are being sent to centres in Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle in order for these tests to be performed. This is unsuitable from both the point of view of patients, as well as for clinicians who are exploring ways to improve waiting times.

We provide a quality visual electrodiagnostic service to the local region, embedded into the existing academic research and clinical infrastructure of Bradford School of Optometry & Vision Science.

For further information contact the Director of the unit:

Dr Declan McKeefry

Reader in Visual Neuroscience

Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science

University of Bradford

Email d.mckeefry@bradford.ac.uk

Tel: 01274 234648