Increasing access to cataract surgery

Published: July 2019

The Patient referral form – assessment for cataract surgery is for NSW public ophthalmology clinics to refer patients for cataract surgery.

The form and guidance material include:


The Increasing Access to Cataract Surgery Forum in 2018 brought together expert clinicians, health service managers, representatives from the NSW Ministry of Health and ACI to identify:

  • challenges for accessing cataract surgery
  • successful models for improving access
  • recommendations for implementation.

The Ophthalmology Network produced two reports on the topic:

Four hospitals piloted the form before publication.

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