The Herald: Anger as opticians in Ayrshire told not to refer patients for second cataracts op to ease waiting times

10 August 2018

Patients in Ayrshire are being refused cataract surgery on a second eye under new restrictions designed to cut waiting times. Opticians are said to be frustrated over the move, which was described as a “false economy” by sight loss campaigners. It is understood that the new rules have been implemented to ease pressure on ophthalmology, amid a shortage of surgeons

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NICE guideline on cataracts in adults: management published

26 October 2017
Source: NICE

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that NICE received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping NCIE to develop and refine the guideline.  NICE have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the

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NICE: Draft guideline on cataracts in adults: management. Response

17 May 2017
Source: NICE

NICE have released the draft guideline on cataracts in adults: management and its supporting evidence which are now out for consultation. VISION 2020 UK will be responding and would be interested in any comments you have on these guidelines to add to our response. Please send any responses to m.broom@VISION2020UK.org.uk NICE hope that your organisation will submit comments on the draft

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