MECS Exclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria


The following cases will NOT be treated by the MECS service

  • Patients identified in advance to have severe eye conditions which need hospital attention e.g. orbital cellulitis, temporal arteritis
  • Eye problems related to herpes zoster
  • Adult squints, diplopia
  • Removal of suture
  • Patient reported symptoms that indicate a sight test is more appropriate than MECS
  • Suspected cancers of the eye (or in the vicinity of the eye)
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Patients that have seen in the MECS service in the previous 3 months for the same condition


Patients cannot be seen or treated by the MECS service if their signs or symptoms indicate that they should be seen or managed by an alternative existing service