Are long waiting lists for cataract surgery putting your patients at risk?
Patients who wait more than six months to receive cataract surgery experience more vision loss, a reduced quality of life, and an increased rate of falls, compared with patients with wait times of less than six weeks.1 Other underlying eye diseases may further increase loss of independence.
If you have any concerns about your patients’ well-being while waiting for CE-IOL, let Vision Australia help. Simply take a few minutes to refer your patient to Vision Australia. Join the circle of care and change a life. Go to the Vision Australia website and click on ‘Refer my patient here’.
- William Hodge, Tanya Horsley, David Albiani, Julia Baryla, Michel Belliveau, Ralf Buhrmann, Michael O’Connor, Jason Blair, Elizabeth Lowcock. CMAJ Apr 2007, 176 (9) 1285-1290; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.060962