Information for Healthcare Professionals

The NOD contains data from two National clinical audits that measure and protect patient safety and professional standards. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) runs the Audit which measures the outcomes of Cataract Surgery and now includes a new Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) audit.

Search Cataract Surgery Results for operations undertaken between 01 April 2022 and 31 March 2022. The first set of AMD data is currently being analysed.

NOD is a core element of the RCOphth's quality improvement work delivering on the organistion's vision to ensure everyone has access to and receives high quality eye care for prevention and treatment of eye disease to optimise, preserve and restore sight.

Cataract Audit Participation & Data access

The audit is intended to quality assure cataract surgery for patients. It serves as a powerful driver of quality improvement with year on year reductions in complication rates. Data is received from both public and private sectors and the RCOphth encourages participation of all cataract surgery service providers.

AMD Audit Participation & Data access

The audit aims to improve the care patients undergoing AMD treatment receive. The Audit will provide quality assurance measures for key outcomes and inform quality improvement of services. Information will be collected on care provided care against specific metrics. 

Eye Journal Editorial highlights the NOD Age-related Macular Degeneration audit

The NOD audit: Insights into the current state of management for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Teo, K.Y.C. The NOD audit: Insights into the current state of management for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Eye (2023).

2023 Data Submission for NOD Audits

The data extraction/ submission process will commence in May 2023 for both AMD and Cataract Audits.

For centres using the Medisoft/MediSIGHT EMR, data extractions are scheduled between 02 May and 02 June 2023, and you will be contacted directly by Medisoft to make arrangements.

For centres using the OpenEyes EMR, Epic EMR, bespoke EMR and non-EMR systems, please liaise with your IT department or relevant personnel to arrange for the extraction, and transfer of data to NOD via the audit website.
You may want to check your centre’s information prior to submission.