Cataracts

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, Finnish Ophthalmological Society and Finnish Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
28.3.2019

Current Care Guideline «Kaihi (aikuiset)»1 and Summary in Finnish «Kaihi»2

The indications for cataract surgery under the Finnish public healthcare system are as follows: cataract dependent difficulties in every day life, in addition with a BCVA in the better eye of ≤ 0.5, or a BCVA in the worse eye of ≤ 0.3. Primary health care in responsible of finding the patients and referring them to specialised care at adequate time. A follow-up visit with an ophthalmologist should be arranged approximately one months after surgery.

Juha Välimäki (chair)

Reijo Linnola

Liisa Marttila

Risto Nieminen

Veli-Pekka Suomalainen

Ilpo Tuisku