Friday, 14 September 2012

Britain is no country for old men with poor eyesight in need of surgery

An article in 'The Daily Mail' today was entitled :

Thousands of elderly left suffering by 'cruel and random' eye surgery rationing

Lead researcher Sophie Coronini-Cronberg, of Imperial College London, said some restrictions were necessary as not all patients would benefit from cataract surgery and some would not want it. However, some patients whose sight could be improved were being refused the procedure.
Steve Winyard, of the 'Royal National Institute of Blind People', said: "It’s indefensible and is leaving a lot of older people struggling to lead independent lives. People should not have to live with a reduced quality of life because PCTs are using arbitrary criteria to determine whether they get to keep their sight."

The research :

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