To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120603, on Ophthalmic Services, if he will publish the number of admissions for people with (a) age-related macular degeneration, (b) glaucoma and (c) diabetic retinopathy in each of the last five years.
A count of finished admissions episodes1 (FAEs) with a primary diagnosis of: macular degeneration which includes age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy for the last five years is shown in the table below.
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital
1A FAE is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.