Reference 2019-554

REF:            2019-554

Subject:        Ophthalmology services

    

 

Request:

I am working on an ophthalmology project and would like to know the following information within your ophthalmology units;

  1. How many “clean rooms” exist within your ophthalmology units?
  2. What proportion of ophthalmology 1st and follow-up outpatient appointments were associated with a diagnosis of
    • primary open angle glaucoma
    • age-related macular degeneration
    • diabetic macular oedema

in the years 2016/17 & 2017/18?

 

  1. How many SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) machines do you have in your ophthalmology units and how many procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18?
  2. How many C69.3 (injection into anterior chamber of the eye) procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18 and what was the split between theatre & clinic?

 

 

Response:

1.   How many “clean rooms” exist within your ophthalmology units? 1 clean room
2. What proportion of ophthalmology 1st and follow-up outpatient appointments were associated with a diagnosis of
a. primary open angle glaucoma Unable to provide this level of detail as currently not coded.
b. age-related macular degeneration Years New Follow-up Total
2016/17 0 0 0
2017/18 103 2220 2323
c. diabetic macular oedema

in the years 2016/17 & 2017/18?

Years New Follow-up Total
2016/17 0 0 0
2017/18 12 593 605
3. How many SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) machines do you have in your ophthalmology units and how many procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18? 1 machine       procedures performed – 16/17 = 78     18/19 = 90
4. How many C69.3 (injection into anterior chamber of the eye) procedures were performed in 2016/17 & 2017/18 and what was the split between theatre & clinic? 1 inpatient episode in 17/18.