Extended Services in Ashton Leigh and Wigan
Extended Services

Extended Services in Ashton, Leigh & Wigan


Urgent Eye Conditions Service (CUES)

If your practice does not participate in this service, then eye problems such as:

  • • Red or painful eye or eyelids
    • Recently occurring flashes and floaters
    • Recent and sudden loss of vision
    • Foreign body in the eye

should be referred to one of the CUES accredited optometry practices.

Full details and a practice search are available on the Primary Eyecare Services website CUES page here


Cataract Referrals

All cataracts referrals should be directed through the enhanced service pathway via Opera 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 you can refer through Opera to a practice that does by choosing "primary care" as the referral type. If you are out of the area and do not have acces to Opera for referrals then you can find participating practices using the link below. Ask the patient where they wish to go and ensure they know. Use a referral letter and provide full details as you would for a GP referral

A list of practices is available here:

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Learning Disabilities

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

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