Ophthalmic Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th February 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

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.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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.

Financial year

Diagnosis

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Macular Degeneration

77,559

75,672

81,815

79,714

64,785

Glaucoma

20,489

21,827

22,300

22,889

24,184

Diabetic Retinopathy

13,175

15,249

19,385

21,057

17,819

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital

Note:

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.

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