Does anyone have any experience with or comments on the introduction of virtual assessments into the treatment protocol for macular conditions? I am a long-term (5 years+ and 60+ injections) patient at PAEP in Edinburgh with wet mac and have seen assessments change from 30 minute consultant-led appointments to 5 minutes with technical staff, with a a written follow-up. Initially an assessment involved slit-lamp examination, eye-chart test, pressure check, OCT scan and - key - sufficient time to discuss your condition and the results of the scan with the consultant. Now this seems to have been reduced to a basic eye chart test and an OCT scan without any comment bar a "we'll write to you if there are any problems" comment. While I recognise the need to streamline the process as far as possible I do worry about the lack of consultant contact and the time-delay before anyone looks at and informs you of the scan results . For those of us of working age in particular with wet mac, any delay in picking up a change is worrying as our livelihood is often dependent on maintaining what decent sight we have left. Grateful for other views - is this widespread now?