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Increasing Access to Cataract Surgery

The Increasing Access to Cataract Surgery forum was hosted by the NSW Minister for Health & Minister for Medical Research on 27 August 2018 at NSW Parliament House. This half day workshop brought together expert clinicians, health service managers and executives to identify:

  1. Challenges for accessing cataract surgery
  2. Successful models for improving access
  3. Recommendations for implementation

A recommendation from the forum was to develop a cataract surgery referral form for NSW public ophthalmology clinics.

A workshop was convened of key eye health stakeholders from across the sector together with health managers and members of the NSW Ministry of Health and the ACI to discuss the contents of a form and associated guidance. The resulting form will be piloted at the four hospitals that attended the workshop in preparation of a wider launch.

If you would like to be involved in the trial and/or have any feedback on the form or guidance  please contact Sarah Jane Waller, Ophthalmology Network Manager sarahjane.waller@health.nsw.go.au