Ophthalmology diagnostic centre

Yeovil hospital has opened its doors new ophthalmology diagnostic centre located in Yeovil town centre.

The new centres will be able to carry out investigations for retinal and glaucoma patients in Somerset. They have the capacity to see over 20,000 patients a year, between them, in a one stop shop where patients will be able to have their tests and images taken in the same appointment.

Ophthalmology is the highest volume outpatient specialty in the NHS and demand for the treatment of eye care areas, such as glaucoma, cataract, retina and urgent care, is predicted to rise by 60 per cent in medical retina and 44 per cent in glaucoma over the next 20 years.