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​Cataract referrals - From 1 April 2017, patients with cataracts (diagnosed or suspected) will once again be able to be assessed and referred directly to secondary care by Community Optometrists, thus removing the need for referrals to be routed via the GP as they are now.

Patients will be able to access this assessment and referral either following a routine eye-site test or through GP referral into the service. This service will apply the current CCG threshold for cataract referral and triage patients accordingly. A list of the local Optometrists providing this service is available below, this list is expected to expand in the coming weeks and an update will be shared in due course.

Referrals that are received by the Choice Office after 1st April that do not meet the agreed threshold or that have not been assessed against it will be returned to the relevant referrer with advice

Cataract providers - Optometrists list

Cataract referral form

Community Eye Care

Urgent Eye Referrals

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