Reference 2016-284

REF:            2016-284

Subject:        Ophthalmology procedures




I am writing to request data (under the UK Freedom of Information Act) on Ophthalmology procedures performed at hospitals that are commissioned at your trust. I have tried to find this data through HSCIC published data but it is unavailable.

Therefore, I would like to request the following:

  • Catchment population of your trust by age (in brackets of 10 years) – e.g. total of 250,000 people of which 20,000 are within 10-20 years old
  • Number of patients in each age bracket of 10 years (e.g. 50-60, 60-70) undergoing cataract surgery.
  • Source of referrals (GP, optician, hospital, other) for cataract surgery for each financial year between 2006 and 2016
    • Has e-Referrals (i.e. choose and book) been implemented?
    • What is the nature of your referral management system (if any)?
    • How many referrals by GPs, Opticians, Hospital Doctors or Others are received by the referral management system for cataract surgery, and how many of these are declined?
  • Mean and median waiting times from referral to cataract surgery for each financial year between 2006 and 2016
  • Total volume of injections for macular degeneration performed per financial year – between 2006 and 2016
    • If recorded, please also provide number of unique patients receiving injections per financial year




Please find information attached.

2016-284 – FOI Request – Ophthalmology procedures [28 kb] Ms Excel


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