Commissioning guide : Adult cataract surgery

NICE Accredited

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Publication date:
01 January 2018


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 last few decades have seen a series of technical advances in surgery for cataract which have greatly improved its safety and reliability in restoring good vision to people whose sight is impaired by cataract.