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Lizzywills

'Specialist' report - medicals - who can write?

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Hi all

So we need to take a letter with us to our medicals outlining my hubby's eye condition, prognosis etc. The issue is that since diagnosis he's always been under the care of an optometrist. Not an opthalmologist (eye specialist).

 

Our optometrist has all the equipment including very latest technology, and has done all the necessary visual testing every year, for the past 14 years. He knows my hubby's history and progression of his condition inside out. But I'm not sure whether MOC will accept his opinion given that he's not an 'ophthalmologist'.

 

We are at the moment trying to clarify with our Panel Drs in Manchester whether his opinion is enough, but has anyone any experiences personally? It's so frustrating. We could try and find a private ophthalmologist but they'll literally be looking at his latest tests and forming an opinion, it won't be anywhere near as informed as that of our optometrist.

 

Any guidance much appreciated,

Thanks all in advance for keeping me sane on this....

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Going off my experience, id just ask the optometrist do it as chances are Immigration will request you go to a Panel specialist of their choice anyway. Thats what happened to me anyway, hope it helps

 

Cal x


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Who diagnosed the condition? If it was a specialist - ask your GP for a copy of the letter sent to them, and provide this in addition to the one from your optometrist outlining the on going care/treatment.


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Thanks both that's really useful guidance. I've asked our agent if he can get any further clarification. The condition was actually diagnosed by hubby's optometrist, it was then confirmed by Manchester Eye Hospital who basically said 'no cure, no treatment...just keep monitoring it via your optometrist'.

Ps calNgary...we are from Bury too!! :)

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Thanks both that's really useful guidance. I've asked our agent if he can get any further clarification. The condition was actually diagnosed by hubby's optometrist, it was then confirmed by Manchester Eye Hospital who basically said 'no cure, no treatment...just keep monitoring it via your optometrist'.

Ps calNgary...we are from Bury too!! :)

 

There is no Bury Black pudding over here you know,lol :(

 

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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There is no Bury Black pudding over here you know,lol :(

 

Cal x

There is, but it falls to bits if you try to cook it. Certainly no stalls selling it with mustard lol.


Has two beautiful Aussie little girls :-)

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There is, but it falls to bits if you try to cook it. Certainly no stalls selling it with mustard lol.

 

Ive yet to find a Bury one, ive tried just about every variety i can find and none are even similar,lol,they are yakky, the last one i bought was from the pommy shop and it smelt like xmas pudding when i was cooking it,lol, put me off straight away.lol

 

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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My partner bless him went out when we were first dating and bought me a black and a white pudding. I had no idea what to do with the white one lol.


Has two beautiful Aussie little girls :-)

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Your agent should be able to advise you about requirements for a specialist's medical report.


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Yes thanks wrussell we have the 'plan' of what the report will need to contain..we are now awaiting a reply from an ophthalmologist our optometrist knows to see if she can see us (hopefully outside of dreaded NHS waiting lists - willing to pay to go private!). The issue is that optometrists are not 'qualified' to comment on prognosis...even though ours will have a very good idea of where it's heading and can comment authoritatively. MOC may simply not accept it because of the difference between optometrist and ophthalmologist training.

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