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Health: Ophthalmology

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made since the guidelines in February covering intraocular lens insertions for correcting refractive error and double vision. [HL85]

Progress against the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) interventional procedure guidance on Intraocular Lens Insertion for Correction of Refractive Error, with Preservation of the Natural Lens is not monitored centrally. Compliance with NICE's interventional procedures guidance generally is a core standard for National Health Service organisations and the Care Quality Commission 2008-09 annual health checks show that 98 per cent of NHS organisations are able to provide evidence of compliance with NICE's interventional procedures guidance.