Extended Services


Manchester Extended Primary Eyecare Services


Red Eye Service

Conditions such as red, dry or sticky eyes and styes etc should be referred to one of the accredited optometry practices. A list of practices is available on the GMPEC website;

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A leaflet on the Red Eye service can be found in the Minor Eye Conditions section of the GMPEC patient information page.

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Guidance for practitioners involved in the Red Eye service can be downloaded here.

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Cataract Referrals

All cataracts referrals should be directed through the enhanced service pathway to ensure that the patient is counselled on the risks and benefits, meets the referral criteria and requires and wants surgery. If you do not participate in the service or are out of the area, please send the patient to one of the accredited optometrists with a copy of the referral letter.

A list of practices is available on the GMPEC website:

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Post-operative Cataract Care

Under this arrangement the optometrist performs the final check-up after cataract surgery with reporting through Optomanager.

A list of practices is available on the GMPEC website:

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Glaucoma Repeat Readings Service

If you have a patient with raised pressure only, and you do not take part on the extended service, you should refer them to the GERS service. A list of practices is available on the GMPEC website:

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Glaucoma Enhanced Referrals Service (GERS)

Where there are signs of glaucoma, with or without raised IOP, Manchester patients should be referred directly to the GERS service. You can search for a local practice providing the service on the GMPEC website:

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Patients from areas outside Manchester should be referred according to their area’s protocol.

Practices outside the area should refer Manchester patients to GERS.


Learning Disabilities

For information on the Learning Disabilities service and pathway, see the GMPEC website here:

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