Cataract Direct Referral Scheme

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CATARACT DIRECT REFERRAL WITH CHOICE 

Members are encouraged to use the direct referral pathway (with choice) where appropriate.

The pathway

  • 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

For further information see the cataract scheme protocol and about data submission and claims.