The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has published their fifth annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database Audit for cataract surgery.
Overall, the audit findings indicate high quality cataract surgery is being delivered to NHS patients. With a continuation in the trend seen over the past decade towards improvement. Included in this fifth prospective report are operations undertaken between 01 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 which corresponds to the 2020 NHS year, with data collected from 182,606 cataract operations, accounting for approximately 72.5% of operations performed in England and Wales during the 2020 NHS year.
The NOD Cataract Audit Annual Report and the Key Findings Summary are available for download here.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists extends its thanks to the 60 participating organisations signed up for the audit’s first full data extraction which took place in May 2022.
We are delighted by the enthusiastic response and look forward to welcoming new centres for the next round in 2023.
Centres interested in participating are most welcome to join the audit at any time by submitting a fully completed and authorised Participation and Data Sharing Agreement.
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