A new location has been set up for the treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in Tameside.
AMD is a painless eye condition that causes loss of central vision, usually in both eyes. Central vision is what is used for reading and looking at faces.
Currently residents of Tameside and Glossop have to travel out of area to access treatment for AMD; therefore NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group have taken the opportunity for Care UK, working in partnership with a local consultant group to offer a new clinic location in Tameside, which will be easier for local people to access.
Treatments are available from Thursday 8 June 2017 in a state-of-the-art clinic which will be either on Union Street or Hodgson Street near to the Ashton-under-Lyne train, bus and tram stops, and there is also ample parking.
Appointments will initially be available on Tuesday and Thursday between 8.30am - 5pm. Referrals to the service can be made by a GP or Optometrist.
Speaking of the new location for the AMD service, Dr Alison Lea, GP and NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group GP Governing Body Member said: “This is an exciting opportunity to build a strong local service, something our patients have been asking for.”