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Ophthalmology contract (FOI)

Ophthalmology contract (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 February 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


​Regarding the opthamology department within Health and Community Services:


When is the current contract for IOLs (Intraocular lenses) in Ophthalmology up for renewal? Please provide contract end date and extension options.


When is the Phaco machinery (for cataracts) contract up for renewal? Please provide contract end date and extension options.


When is the VR machinery (for vitreoretinal) contract up for renewal? Please provide contract end date and extension options.


What is the current Route to Market for IOLs, Phaco and VR?


When does the procurement department plan to actively start in pretender engagement for IOLs, Phaco and VR? Please include the date.


Who is the current IOL provider and what brand of IOL is currently in use?


Who is the current Phaco machine provider?


Who is the current VR machine provider?


How many Phaco machines are held and what is the age of these machines?


How many VR machines are held and what is the age of these machines?


How many YAG lasers linked PCO (Posterior capsule Opacification) after cataracts have been undertaken between 2021 to 2022 and  2022 to 2023 per calendar year?


Are there any subcontracting arrangements for cataract surgery with the independent sector within this financial year, if so please provide details including volumes?


Who is the procurement lead or lead Trust for Ophthalmology on behalf of your ICS, and what plans do you have for Ophthalmology?


A previous Freedom of Information response published in December 2022 on addresses several of the questions posed:

Ophthalmology contract (FOI)​

Where an answer remains the same as published in 2019, the direction ‘Please refer to 2022 response’ has been provided. As this information accessible by other means, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

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Please refer to 2022 response


There are no current subcontracting arrangements, although negotiations are in progress.


Please refer to 2022 response.

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.​

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