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Oculoplastic – Information for GPs

Referral criteria / commissioning position

Surgery for watery eyes is not routinely commissioned; Requests for funding are required, prior to referral, to the Individual Funding Request Panel (IFR) on the grounds of clinical exceptionality;

Investigations prior to referral


Information to include in referral letter

  • Description of symptoms and duration including reason for clinical exceptionality
  • History and duration of complaint
  • Past medical/surgical history
  • Drug history (prescribed and non-prescribed)
  • Current regular medication
  • BMI
  • Smoking status
  • Alcohol consumption


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