With over 450,000 cataracts undertaken in the NHS every year, the waiting times at the local hospitals are generally a hindrance to patient well-being.
Community Eyecare, through our Shared Care Partners Programme, are delivery cataract surgery faster than any other provider in the UK, and maintaining exceptionally high standards of outcomes.
The workflow of how efficiency is delivery centres around using the skills of all stakeholders at every part of the pathway. Our treatment timelines show how this works in many places through the shared care model.
Cataract treatment timeline
Assessment in line with cataract accreditation
Referral to Community Eyecare through local pathways, e.g. Referral management centres or directly
Direct Listing for surgery
|DAY 10||Cataract Surgery First eye|
Post operative assessment
Referred back to Community Eyecare for second eye
Second eye surgery
Discharge to community Optometrist
Post-operative assessment of second eye
Spectacle correction issued
Frequently asked questions
What is a cataract?
Why have I developed cataracts?
- A family history of cataracts
- Use of medications, such as steroids
- Injuries to the eye