Ophthalmology

Policy

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Cataracts is the clouding of the lens causing cloudy vision. First eye cataract Surgery is restricted to reduced visual acuity after refractive correction OR the patient meets the criteria listed within the policy. Second eye cataract Surgery has further restrictions.

Nov 2018

May 2021

Meibomian cyst (fluid-filled swelling on eyelid) often spontaneously resolve without the need of surgery. Therefore restrictions have been applied to the surgical removal of meibomian cysts, which are listed within the policy.

Aug 2019

July 2022

Photodynamic therapy (light-sensitive medication used with a light source to destroy abnormal cells) is not routinely commissioned for the management of chronic serous chorionic retinopathy.

Mar 2019

Feb 2022

Derby and Derbyshire CCG

Derby and Derbyshire CCG