The Confederation website provides information to optical practitioners, GPs and patients on referral pathways, local services and a range of eye conditions.
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Information leaflets on many eye conditions can be found on the leaflets page
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Further information on this service is here:
(This service is not provided by the NHS for Oldham patients)
If you have cataracts and feel they have reached the point of needing treatment, you should visit your optometrist for advice and referral.
Information about cataracts is available here:
Download Cataract Information Leaflet
In Stockport and Tameside & Glossop this service is provided by optical practices and you will be sent a list of practices when you are notified your screening is due.
In Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale, Bury and Oldham this service is not provided from optical practices.
In all cases you notified by the NHS when your screening is due.
Patients are advised to stop smoking before any operation. There is a very informative Stockport website which explains the reasons
why and also a YouTube video on the subject.