Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham LOCal Optical Committee
My Local Optician

Cataract Refinement

Cataract refinement is a scheme which can be referred into by GPs. If you believe a patient has a cataract that may be suitable for extraction, refer to a participating optometrist, who will perform a sight test, dilate the patient's pupils, examine the intra-ocular lens and retina, and refer directly to a hospital eye department if they believe a cataract operation is indicated.

A full history including any medication the patient is taking is helpful to aid the smooth operation of this service - the optometrist may contact the patient's GP practice to obtain this.
Please click here for a list of participating optical practices.
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