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second eye cataract surgery

Lay Advisory Group comments on CCG embargo on eye treatments

The Lay Advisory Group of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) advises the College on lay opinion concerning availability of treatments and the handling of patients. We have been informed that some CCGs are placing an embargo on several eye treatments and procedures from now until the end of the financial year. On the list

RCOphth concerned at the continued restriction of second eye cataract surgery by CCGs

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is concerned to hear that there continues to be a restriction of second eye cataract surgery by some CCGs. The RCOphth stresses that the decision to perform second eye cataract surgery should be based entirely on clinical need. A report by the Scottish Health Technologies Group (Healthcare Improvement Scotland) identified evidence