Evaluation of removal of imbedded corneal foreign body by optometrists (2014)

Evaluation of removal of imbedded corneal foreign body by optometrists (2014)

The Department of Health engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evaluation of imbedded corneal foreign body removal by an optometrist.  The focus of the assessment was on the expected utilisation and financial implications of including the service on the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS).  The evaluation will be considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) when it formulates its advice to the Minister for Health on whether the service should be publicly funded.  The project commenced in February 2014 and was completed by May 2014.