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Cataracts Operation and Diversity Website

20 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 June 2012

A Freedom of Information request sought by the RNIB shows over 50% of Primary Care Trusts are not following national guidelines for when cataracts should be operated on. We hear from a woman who waited six years to have her cataracts treated and the impact this had on her quality of life; and we ask Richard Smith of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists about the implications of prolonging cataract surgery.

An email invitation to the National Diversity Awards was sent to visually impaired people in an inaccessible format. Léonie Watson from British Computers Association of the Blind, and Paul Sesay from The Diversity Group discuss.


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