The NHS is performing too many cataract operations, according to new research. Procedures have increased 10-fold over the past 40 years in England and trusts are now oversupplied. Analysis published in the British Journal of Opthalmology showed wide variation in admissions, ranging from 172-548 people per 100,000 of the population. The highest rates tended to be in more deprived areas.

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The NHS is performing too many cataract operations, according to new research. Procedures have increased 10-fold over the past 40 years in England and trusts are now oversupplied. Analysis published in the British Journal of Opthalmology showed wide variation in admissions, ranging from 172-548 people per 100,000 of the population. The highest rates tended to be in more deprived areas.

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