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Shared care cataract scheme

For community optometrists

We recognise the important role that optometrists play in the patient journey and therefore have introduced a Moorfields Private Optometrists Shared Care Cataract scheme. This will allow optometrists to refer patients with cataracts directly to Moorfields Private and be actively involved in the pre- and post-operative pathway for the patient.

Benefits to optometrists

  • Ensure continuity of care between your practice and Moorfields Private Eye Hospital.
  • Get feedback from ophthalmologists and support if there are problems you need to discuss.
  • Good record-sharing and IT systems between community optometrists and Moorfields Private Eye Hospital.

The optometrists who are part of this scheme will undertake a pre-operative assessment, working to a specific protocol. After surgery the patient will have a follow up with the named consultant, but we will ask the optometrist to perform a post-operative assessment around 5 weeks after surgery.

Participating optometrists will be paid a fee per eye for carrying out both the pre- and post-operative checks.

For more information please contact us:

07590 494806