PLOS one: Cataract surgery and age-related cognitive decline: A 13-year follow-up of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

29 October 2018
Source: PLOS One

Background Visual impairment has been associated with lower cognitive ability among older adults, yet little is known about whether improving visual function with cataract surgery would be associated with slower cognitive decline. This study aimed to assess whether trajectories of cognitive decline differed before and after cataract surgery and compare those trajectories between older adults with cataract surgery and without

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Serious eye disorders. Consultation on draft quality standard, joint submisison from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with The College of Optometrists and Vision UK

2 October 2018

This quality standard will cover the diagnosis and management of serious eye conditions in adults including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. It will also cover preventing sight loss in adults. This quality standard will replace the existing NICE quality standard for Glaucoma in adults (QS7). The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2017.

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NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
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RCOphth: Sustainable Ophthalmic Pathways

19 June 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Supporting commissioners, providers and professionals with the most recent   recommendations to ensure efficient and equitable ophthalmic services. Access to surgery Key messages: • Cataract surgery is highly cost effective in almost all cases of cataract causing symptoms affecting the patient’s quality of life • Access to cataract surgery should not be limited by any specific visual acuity or quality of

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HQIP and RCOphth: New report shows a majority of cataract surgery centres are delivering high quality care for patients in England and Wales

14 July 2017
Source: HQIP/RCOphth

The first prospective National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit report on cataract surgery in England and Wales looked at 120,722 cataract operations undertaken between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 by 55 English and 1 Welsh NHS cataract surgical centres. View full report and key findings here The report shows that cataract surgery centres are delivering high quality care to

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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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