Cataract Surgery in patients living with Dementia

  • 16 Nov 2023
  • RCOphth

Cataract surgery in patients with dementia is recognised as a complex area of decision-making and peri-operative considerations. In the UK, there are over 850,000 people living with dementia, set to rise to 1.5 million people by 2040 and is now a recognised worldwide public health priority. This Concise Practice Point highlights the importance in providing cataract surgery to dementia patients and aims to assist ophthalmologists in designing systems to appropriately manage and consent these patients.