Enhanced Cataract Service
A number of areas in Greater Manchester have a service which enables the optometrist to discuss the risks and benefits of cataract surgery for those identified as having a cataract which is impacting their vision.
Community Cataract Services
Your optometrist will inform you should you be eligible for this service and guide you through process to ensure you are well informed and they gather the additional information needed for a detailed referral for cataract surgery. They will ensure you are provided with the relevant choices and process your referral
In some parts of Greater Manchester following routine uncomplicated cataract surgery you will be discharged following surgery to go on to have your follow up at your optical practice, thus enabling care closer to home for you.
Again you will be informed by your treatment clinic if this is the case and they will make arrangements for the necessary information to be passed to the optical practice. The optometrist will report the outcome of the follow up back to the treatment clinic and where needed refer you back for any additional needs where these are required.
See below link to find your local optician.