20 September 2019
Source: NOD/Royal College of Ophthalmologists
2017 – 2018 Prospective Annual Report of the NOD Audit Published
Successfully completing another year of data collection from across 70% of eligible NHS trusts in England and Wales, the third prospective NOD Audit report on cataract surgery during 2017 – 2018 is published today, 12 September 2019.
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed elective surgical procedure in the UK with 414,000 cataract operations undertaken in England and 20,000 in Wales during 2017-2018. Of the 232,083 cataract operations received for this period, 217,875 were eligible for analysis (50% of all cataract operations undertaken).
This national annual report is a snapshot of the standards of surgical performance and care and continues to clearly indicate that NHS patients continue to receive high quality surgery care.