This service provides an end-to-end care pathway for people presenting with a cataract at sight test who are keen to be considered for surgery.
Delivered in primary care optical practice, the pathway allows for the filtering of referrals to help ensure patients referred for surgery are suitable for surgery and want to proceed with surgery.
The vast majority of patients will have uncomplicated surgery and, so, will be eligible to have their post-operative assessment in primary care, usually provided by their referring clinician.
Documentation is available to download here:
- LOCSU Integrated Cataract Pathway Diagram
- LOCSU Integrated Cataract Pathway Clinical Management Guidelines
Other Useful Documents
- NICE Guidance (NICE 77)
- SAFE Framework for Cataract – Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning
- Commmissioning Guidance – Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning/Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Patient Health and Care Videos
A range of patient-facing videos have been written and produced by HCI which can be used to assist in the continuation and improvement of eye care services, supporting people to understand transformations in care pathways such as remote consultations, and management of their eye conditions, with easy to understand content that explains risk, consent, options for treatment, options for support and self-care including post-surgery.
The cataract library can be found here and includes a range of areas including:
The full library of videos can be found here.
Skills and Training
Contact and register with WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre).