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GIRFT ophthalmology national report

If trusts performed all routine cataract surgery in 30 minutes or less, more patients would have their vision restored and the NHS could save £64 million.

The getting it right first time (GIRFT) programme’s ophthalmology report makes 22 recommendations for units treating the major sight-threatening conditions – cataract, glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. It aims to free capacity, make more use of the wider team, reduce the risk of avoidable sight loss and help protect people’s vision for longer.