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cataract surgery

Correct IOL implantation in cataract surgery – quality standard

The insertion of wrong intraocular lenses (IOLs) in cataract surgery is the commonest cause of surgical never events in recent years. The College has been working with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI) to try to improve the situation, providing amendments to the new Never Event List and Frameworks and supporting the Healthcare Safety Investigation

66% of Clinical Leads surveyed by the RCOphth confirm cataract rationing is restricting access to surgery

Cataract surgery: current limitations to patients accessing treatment Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed, with approximately 400,000 performed per year in the UK and has enormous benefit for patients and their quality of life. It is crucial that patients who will benefit from cataract surgery are able to access it, whether for their

NICE releases NEW Cataract Surgery Guidelines

The College welcomes the new NICE guideline for the management of cataracts in adults, which emphasises the importance of patient communication, shared decision making, minimising and managing risk to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The NICE guidelines also demonstrate the cost effectiveness of cataract surgery through scientific and financial modelling, meaning that

National Ophthalmology Database Audit

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has been commissioned by the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and funded by NHS England and the Welsh Government to manage the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). The NOD audit was initially funded for 3 years from September