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Cataract

Cataract Provision – RCOphth statement

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) sets the standards for all eye healthcare, including eye surgery, and it is very concerned about the reports from Musgrove Park Hospital. Cataract surgery is a highly effective, life-enhancing procedure which, if performed according to RCOphth standards in a safe environment, carries very little risk. We recommend that surgical

Cataract Provision Statement

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) sets the standards for all eye healthcare, including eye surgery, and it is very concerned about the reports from Musgrove Park Hospital. Cataract surgery is a highly effective, life-enhancing procedure which, if performed according to RCOphth standards in a safe environment, carries very little risk. We recommend that surgical

Ophthalmic Services Guidance

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the guardian of excellence in ophthalmology. It aims to set standards in all aspects of ophthalmology to achieve high-quality care and protect patient safety. Ophthalmic services guidance is intended to inform ophthalmologists and those managing eye services how to best provide services, clearly identifying standards of practice to be

Cataract

Equity of access is a fundamental guiding principle of the NHS. However, the resources of the NHS are finite and, acknowledging that commissioning bodies have to make difficult choices with limited budgets, we have reviewed the available evidence to try to answer some basic questions about cataract and its treatment, such as: Who is at risk

Commissioning

The College maintains standards in ophthalmology and this includes providing authoritative guidance on, and advice on innovation and efficiency in service delivery within, commissioning of eye services in the UK. These publications are for use by commissioners, provider organisations and all professional groups, who will be working together to ensure appropriately commissioned safe ophthalmic care.