Eyesight: Diseases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit report of February 2017 on sight loss caused by delayed or cancelled hospital appointments, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the Government's Green Paper on prevention includes measures to tackle changes in the incidence of eye disease.

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

We are considering a number of policy options for the prevention green paper and will be mindful of changes in the incidence of eye disease.

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