Local funding would reduce waiting lists for cataracts

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.1033 (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1033
  1. Richard Harrad (r.a.harrad@bristol.ac.uk), clinical director On behalf of the 14 consultant ophthalmologists at Bristol Eye Hospital.
  1. Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol BS1 2LX

    EDITOR—In her editorial on recruiting overseas doctors Rosen makes several important points.1 We have been informed by the strategic health authority for Avon, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority that many patients with cataracts from Bristol Eye Hospital will have surgery carried out at a local district general hospital by a European team. Our nursing staff were asked to provide information about the number of “straightforward” cataract cases on our waiting list. We expressed a willingness to carry out this …

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