Cataract Direct Referral Scheme
CATARACT DIRECT REFERRAL WITH CHOICE
Members are encouraged to use the direct referral pathway (with choice) where appropriate.
- is designed to save time and resources by directing patients who require cataract surgery directly to a surgical provider without having to see their GP.
- is for patients who require and would like cataract surgery regardless of co-morbidities (provided that they are not already under the HES)
- allows optometrists more time to assess, diagnose, and advise patients with cataract