Cataract Services

1)
In the 12 months to January 2016 (or to the most recent month available), what was the average waiting time in days (referral to treatment time) for patients awaiting cataract surgery through Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust?

2a)
In the 12 months to January 2016 (or to the most recent month available), what was the average waiting time in days (referral to treatment time) for patients awaiting cataract surgery through Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust?

2b)
In each of the last 3 years, how many individual cataract removal procedures were performed at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust?

1, 2a & 2b response

2c)
Does Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust operate a criteria for determining the priority/eligibility of patients for cataract surgery? If so, please specify.

Eligibility as per CCG criteria priority as per clinician decision/urgency

2d)
Under what circumstances are NHS cataract patients ineligible for ‘second eye surgery’ – i.e. cataract removal from both eyes?

As per CCG criteria 2nd eye vision 6/18 or worse. However discretion to perform 2nd eye surgery if: 1.Glaucoma 2.Diabetic retinopexy 3.Anisometropia of significant order or 4.’glare/dazzle’.

3a)
Are toric intraocular lenses available for patients with astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust?

Yes

3b)
If yes to 3a, please list the conditions and criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to patients.

Cornea astigmatism >2.50D then toric lens will be discussed

3c)
If yes to 3a, are toric intraocular lenses available for NHS patients with astigmatism undergoing NHS-provided cataract surgery at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust?

Yes

3d)
If yes to 3c, please list the conditions and criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to NHS patients.

Same as 3b response above.

3e)
If yes to 3a and/or 3c, how many patients have been fitted with toric intraocular lenses in the last 12 months, for which data is available?

Approximately 10

 

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