The President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has been asked to conduct a review aimed at improving eye health information in Scotland.
Professor Carrie MacEwen has been asked by the Scottish Government to lead the project aimed at bringing about improvements in the collection of eye health data and registration for people with sight loss.
She has already recruited a Government health statistician and hopes to bring about improvements in the registration process.
Many campaigners believe the registration process is in need of change,
In January 2012, Clair Henderson, Senior Research Officer for RNIB Scotland, submitted a review of the registration and certification processes to Government. The review deemed the registration process to be “not fit for purpose”.