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- Statistics & Research
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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 2014-15, 750,244 General Ophthalmic Service sight tests were paid for by the NHS, a 1.1 per cent decrease on the previous year.
- 123,697 examinations were carried out under Eye Health Examinations Wales during the same year.
- Of the 119,623 patients screened by the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service in 2014-15, 28.7 per cent were found to have diabetic retinopathy.
Hospital eye services
- There were 329,692 attendances to ophthalmology outpatient appointments in Welsh hospitals in 2013-14.
- Health Boards received 45,391 GP referrals for ophthalmology in 2014-15.
Rehabilitation - low vision service
- 7,790 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 2014, almost 17,000 people were registered with a visual impairment, of whom around half were registered as severely sight impaired and half as sight impaired.
- 1,302 people were newly certified as sight impaired in 2013-14; over 50 per cent of these were aged 80 years or over.
- There were 776 practitioners carrying out sight tests paid for by the NHS at 31 December 2014, 5 fewer than the previous year but a 15.5 per cent increase since December 2004.
- At 30 September 2014 there were 143 whole time equivalent ophthalmology doctors directly employed by the NHS in Wales.
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