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Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension

Guidance Description Glaucoma Commissioning Guide (Recommendations) – 2017 Developed using NICE accredited processes the College has worked with stakeholders to produce guidance for commissioning adult-onset glaucoma and adults who are at risk of developing glaucoma. The full document can be accessed here: Glaucoma Commissioning Guide Long. SAFE – Glaucoma – 2017 Developed by the Clinical Council for


Equity of access is a fundamental guiding principle of the NHS. However, the resources of the NHS are finite and, acknowledging that commissioning bodies have to make difficult choices with limited budgets, we have reviewed the available evidence to try to answer some basic questions about cataract and its treatment, such as: Who is at risk


The College maintains standards in ophthalmology and this includes providing authoritative guidance on, and advice on innovation and efficiency in service delivery within, commissioning of eye services in the UK. These publications are for use by commissioners, provider organisations and all professional groups, who will be working together to ensure appropriately commissioned safe ophthalmic care.

Eye health professionals raise alarm over reports of growing number of patients denied cataract surgery

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, College of Optometrists, OpticalConfederation and Local Optical Committee Support Unit issue joint statement London, 13 August 2012 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has expressed its concern over reports that patients in more than half of PCTs in England are being denied cataract surgery unless their ability to read the optometrists’ test

Specialised services commissioning consultation

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) is consulting on draft service specifications and a further clinical policy for ophthalmology specialised services.  The consultation period for these new additions will run from 11 January to 22 February 2013. Area D – Trauma (traumatic injury, orthopaedics, head and neck, and rehabilitation) D12a – Ophthalmology (Adult) D12b – Ophthalmology