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Corrective Surgery, Lens Implants & Laser Treatment

Referral to Secondary Care

NHS Vale of York CCG does not routinely commission non- essential corrective surgery or lens implants for focusing (refractive) errors such as short-sightedness (myopia), astigmatism, and long-sightedness (hyperopia) because these conditions are usually corrected by wearing spectacles or contact lenses.

All requests for corrective surgery, lens implants and laser treatment for refractive error must be considered via the NHS Vale of York CCG Individual Funding Request (IFR) process and a clear clinical case of need must be evidenced, such as treatment for keratoconus (a rare eye condition where the cornea is conical shaped) that cannot be corrected by other means.

To submit an application to the CCG's Individual Funding Request Panel, please click here for further information.

Please click here to view the full Corrective Surgery, Lens Implants and Laser Treatment Commissioning Statement.  

Policy date: September 2016 Next Review date: September 2018
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