Busy first year for ophthalmology practice

An independent, specialist-led ophthalmology referral service has celebrated its first anniversary in a permanent base, having started life as a wholly mobile service.

Focus Referrals moved into its premises in Banbury early in 2021, having previously been hosted by general practices across Oxfordshire and the west midlands.

But the caseload had grown to such an extent that a permanent home was required.


Focus has added to its team of qualified nurses and vets, and has welcomed a cardiology specialist, as well as being approved by the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists to host a residency training program.

The practice has also received the gold award from the International Society of Feline Medicine.

Mike Rhodes, founder of Focus Referrals, said: “We are thrilled with the progress Focus Referrals has made since moving into our new home in Banbury.

“We are now able to treat more ophthalmology patients in a state-of-the-art clinical environment with a highly skilled clinical team. We realize the pressure that referring vets are currently experiencing in general practice and we hope we can help support them during this challenging time. ”


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