Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_3889

Date Request Received: 09/08/2017 07:33:01

Date Request Replied To: 02/04/2019 12:49:51

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Request Summary: Cataracts - ophthalmology

Request Category: Health

Question Number 1:
In the last 3 years, how many cataract operations were performed at your NHS Trust? (1 Aug 2014 to 1 Aug 2017)
Answer To Question 1:
The following number of cataract operations were performed each year:

Aug-14 to Jul-15 = 1204
Aug-15 to Jul-16 = 1453
Aug-16 to Jul-17 = 1303
Question Number 2:
Are toric intraocular lenses available for NHS patients with astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery at your NHS Trust?
Answer To Question 2:
Question Number 3:
If yes to Q2, please list the criteria under which toric intraocular lenses are available to patients, and please send copies of any policy documentation.
Answer To Question 3:
Corneal astigmatism >=2.75 dioptres and no other ocular co-morbidity that may affect surgical outcome
Question Number 4:
If yes to Q2, how many toric intraocular lenses were implanted at your NHS Trust in the last 12 months, for which data is available?
Answer To Question 4:
In the period 1st January to 31st December 2018 there were 1244 toric intraocular lenses implanted.
Question Number 5:
How many corneal limbal relaxing incision operations were performed as part of cataract surgery at your NHS Trust in the last 12 months, for which data is available?
Answer To Question 5:
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