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This is a summary of the NHS Devon CCG commissioning policy for the cataract surgery.
This policy applies to cataract surgery in adults.
Before a referral is made, the referrer must confirm that:
Cataract surgery will be routinely commissioned only in the following circumstances:
There is sufficient cataract in the eye proposed for surgery to account for the patient's visual symptoms and one or more of the following criteria apply:
Cataract surgery is also routinely commissioned under the following circumstances:
Where the circumstances of treatment for an individual patient do not meet the criteria described above exceptional funding can be sought. Individual cases will be reviewed by the appropriate panel of the CCG upon receipt of a completed application from the patient's GP, consultant or clinician. Applications cannot be considered from patients personally.
Applications for consideration for funding approval should be sent to:
Alternatively, please send to: The Panel administrator at Bridge House, Collett Way, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PH
Date of publication: 19 October 2015
This policy has been adopted from Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG
and South Devon and Torbay CCG by NHS Devon CCG from 1 April 2019