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Changing thresholds for cataract surgery
  1. ROOPA SETTY,
  2. ROBIN BOSANQUET,
  3. JANE HARLE
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK

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    Editor,—We congratulate Hugh Taylor on his editorial1 in which he discusses the amount of cataract surgery that needs to be done. We were particularly interested by his calculations drawing attention to the effect of changing the visual threshold at which the decision to undertake cataract surgery is made.

    We have reviewed a series of eight audits of cataract surgery to determine the visual acuities at which …

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