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Second Prospective Annual Report of the NOD Audit Published

16 August 2018

The second prospective National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit report on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales during the 2016 to 2017 audit year was published on 9 August 2018.

The report includes data on 183,812 eligible cataract operations undertaken between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 by 83 NHS cataract surgical centres in England and Wales. For the first time, an independent provider of NHS cataract surgery is included in the report.

The report shows a 30% reduction in the unadjusted Posterior Capsule Rupture (PCR) rate from 2.0% in 2010 to 1.4% in 2016-2017 which equates to around 2,500 less complications annually.

The full audit report and the key findings summary are available for download from the publications section of the NOD audit website, Outcomes of individual centres and consultant surgeons are available on the NOD audit website and MyNHS website.

The National Ophthalmology Database Audit is delivered by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes programme (NCAPOP).

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