Driving improvements in eye healthcare by monitoring and informing the outcomes of Cataract Surgery and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) services for the UK. Identifying improvements, advice, developing standards, guidance, policy and practice for stakeholders, patients and the public

The sixth NOD Cataract Audit annual report was published on 09 August 2023

The sixth annual report of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit for Cataract surgery covering operations performed between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 shows a continuation of the year-on-year reduction in complication rates. The audit findings are favourable indicating that NHS patients are receiving high quality cataract surgery.

First NOD Age-related macular degeneration audit annual report published

The NOD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) audit report is a significant milestone in benchmarking the delivery of AMD treatment in the UK, using data recorded as part of routine clinical care. It reflects the desire and willingness of ophthalmologists throughout the UK to quality assure the care they provide for many thousands of patients who have the rapidly progressive ‘wet’ form of AMD. The audit provides understanding of the quality of care and outcomes of treatment for AMD patients, recommendations and next steps for the audit.