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High-Volume Diagnostic Assessment Service

Bristol Eye Hospital has established a High-Volume Diagnostic Assessment Service to help us see more of our glaucoma and retinopathy patients.

As well as identifying which patients would benefit from further treatment and a face-to-face appointment, the assessment service can also identify those who don't need an appointment at the moment and save you a trip to hospital.

During the assessment, we conduct a series of tests and take images of the eye. The results are shared with our team of experts who can then review how each patient is progressing and make sure your treatment plan is still appropriate. 

Where is the clinic located?

The Diagnostic Assessment Service is based at the Education and Research Centre in Upper Maudlin Street, around the corner from the BEH. There are good public transport links nearby. For those patients who use the official patient transport service, this will continue to operate as usual.

Most other areas in the Education and Research Centre building will continue to be used by hospital staff for essential training and education. As we need to maintain strict social distancing, which is particularly important for BEH patient groups, only carers will be able to enter the Education and Research Centre with patients.

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Why is it important that patients attend?

We recognise that this change of location may be unsettling for some patients. However, it is only a short distance from the BEH and the care will be provided by the same clinical teams you would normally see at the hospital.

It is really important that patients attend their assessment when they are invited. For some, the assessment will identify a need for urgent treatment to avoid further deterioration in their eyesight.

For others, we may be able to save you a visit to the hospital by offering a telephone appointment instead. For many, the assessment will provide reassurance that your condition is stable and does not require further treatment at the moment.

Would you like more information?

Please see answers to some  Frequently Asked Questions. If you require further assistance, you can also contact our Patient Support Service on 0117 342 9097.

You can also listen to an audio description about the service.