Primary Care Ophthalmology Services encompass the provision of second contact care for all ophthalmic conditions and the follow-up, preventive and rehabilitative care of selected ophthalmic conditions.
Scope of Service
Provide consultation, management and guidance to patients presenting a wide variety of acute and chronic eye illnesses, injuries, functional, and physiological disorders of the eye, as well as its associated structures and visual pathways.
Implement screening protocols and programs for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Coordinate with school health section in screening program for refractive errors.
Supervise and guide PHCC optometrists in performing their duties.
Provide consultation and advice to general/ family physicians in the management of ophthalmic cases in relation to their scope of practice.
Referral of ophthalmology patients to secondary care when needed.
All PHCC patient who present an eye or eye related conditions.
Type of Access
Patients can only access this service through a referral from a Family physician or a school nurse.