NHS Admits Widespread Restrictions on Cataract Surgery in UK

Sir Bruce Keogh also said that most local health authorities were not using the best evidence to base decisions on whether or not to fund surgery. Labour said ministers should act without delay to remedy the situation. Sir Bruces comments come months after a report by the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) found that 57 per cent of Englands 157 primary care trusts used eye test thresholds to determine who qualified for surgery.

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