This process manual details the process by which commissioning guidance is developed by the RCOphth to ensure consistency and provide users with assurance that the appropriate methodologies and strategies have been adopted in the development of the guidance.
Strabismus surgery for adults in the United Kingdom indications, evidence base and benefits
Current evidence shows that even patients with longstanding strabismus without diplopia demonstrate measurable benefits in binocularity, function, quality of life and psychosocial interactions after strabismus surgery. There is excellent cost-utility for strabismus surgery at between approximately £1,000-1600 dollars/QALY (NICE cut off for cost effectiveness is less than £20,000 per QALY). Strabismus surgery in adults should not be rationed on non-clinical grounds and ppatients with strabismus should be considered as candidates for surgical treatment whether or not they experience double vision.
Emergency-eye-care-in-hospital-eye-units-and-secondary-care Consensus guidance on good practice for urgent and emergency secondary ophthalmic care.
Advice on Commissioning of Ophthalmic Services for Children
A briefing document on the themes and issues relevant to commissioning of ophthalmic services for children.
Emergency Eye Care Commissioning Guidance Chair Job Description
Job description for chair of emergency eye care commissioning group