Patients treated in Noble’s rather than Liverpool – Isle of Man Today
Mr Mushtaq Khan, consultant ophthalmologist at Nobles Hospital; Howard Quayle MHK, Minister for Health and Social Care; Mrs Elizabeth Cairns, the first Wet ARMD patient to be treated on-island; Mr Ahmed Kamal, consultant ophthalmologist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Mr Azfar Chohan, consultant ophthalmologist at Nobles Hospital
The first island-based clinic to treat the eye condition ‘Wet’ Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) took place today at Noble’s Hospital.
It is the first step in moving the treatment for the majority of the island’s ARMD patients from the UK to the Isle of Man, where clinically appropriate, over the coming months.
The service is operated by the Department of Health and Social Care’s existing partner, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with the clinicians now travelling to the island rather than patients travelling to Liverpool.
This means that patients will continue to receive treatment from a recognised and respected centre of excellence for ophthalmology as well as benefiting from the continuity of care under Aintree’s ophthalmic consultant Mr Ahmed Kamal.
‘Wet’ ARMD affects people in later life and is caused by the formation of abnormal tiny blood vessels under the part of the eye known as the macula.
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