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Cataract commissioning guidance


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Cataract commissioning guidance

The cataract commissioning guidance has been written in response to public concern that wide variations across the country in commissioning policy for the treatment of cataract is effectively creating a “postcode lottery” and may be denying or delaying access to cataract surgery to some patients who need it.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists hopes that this guidance will assist those who commission cataract services and those who provide care for patients with cataract. They also hope, that it will help patients and members of the public to understand and contribute to the debate about how cataract services should be provided in the future.