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An annual report which includes information on Eye Care Services provided in Wales together with workforce information.
Primary eye care services
- During 2015-16, 769,380 General Ophthalmic Service sight tests were paid for by the NHS, a 2.6 per cent increase on the previous year.
- 121,736 examinations were carried out under Eye Health Examinations Wales during the same year.
- Of the 126,513 patients screened (with results reported) by the Diabetic Eye Screening Wales Service in 2015-16, 27.1 per cent were found to have some degree of diabetic retinopathy (a small number were ungradeable).
Hospital eye services
- There were 322,612 attendances to ophthalmology outpatient appointments in Welsh hospitals in 2014-15.
- Health Boards received 39,055 GP referrals for ophthalmology in 2015-16.
- 8,049 assessments were carried out by the Low Vision Service Wales.
People newly certified and/or registered as severely sight impaired and sight impaired
- At 31 March 2015, over 15,900 people were registered with a visual impairment, of whom around half were registered as severely sight impaired and half as sight impaired.
- 1,243 people were newly certified as sight impaired in 2014-15; over 55 per cent of these were aged 80 years or over.
- There were 818 practitioners carrying out sight tests paid for by the NHS at 31 December 2015, 42 more than in the previous year and a 21.5 per cent increase since December 2005.
- At 30 September 2015 there were just over 134 whole time equivalent ophthalmology doctors directly employed by the NHS in Wales.
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