Integrated Cataract Pathway

Integrated Cataract Service Pathway (pre and post-operative)

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.

LOCSU support for the pathway

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

Skills and Training:

Contact and register with WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre)