[PDF] Sustainable ophthalmic pathways

Source:
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Publisher:
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Publication date:
01 April 2018

Abstract

Supporting commissioners, providers and professionals with the most recent recommendations to ensure efficient and equitable ophthalmic services.

In 2015-6, over 400,000 cataract operations were performed in England and Wales. With an ageing population, the number of cataract operations required is expected to increase by 25% over the next 10 years, but the predicted growth of consultant ophthalmologist numbers is under 10%.