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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Low Vision Service Wales assessments by visual acuity recorded and health board
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Click here to sortBetsi Cadwaladr University Health BoardClick here to sortPowys Teaching Health BoardClick here to sortHywel Dda University Health BoardClick here to sortSwansea Bay University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.Click here to sortAbertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.Click here to sortCwm Taf Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.Click here to sortCwm Taf University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.Click here to sortAneurin Bevan University Health BoardClick here to sortCardiff and Vale University Health BoardClick here to sortUnknown
[Collapse]Total1,3042401,3461,253.The data item is not applicable1,119.The data item is not applicable1,985807.The data item is not applicable8,054
Total6/60 or worseIncludes patients who can see hand movements only and those who could not perceive light.28756283271.The data item is not applicable188.The data item is not applicable361210.The data item is not applicable1,656
Worse than 6/12 but better than 6/60562115575592.The data item is not applicable594.The data item is not applicable967389.The data item is not applicable3,794
6/12 or better45569488390.The data item is not applicable337.The data item is not applicable657208.The data item is not applicable2,604

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General description

The information presented here shows the number of low vision service Wales assessments by the visual acuity recorded.

Data collection and calculation

Visual acuity is measured according to the "Snellen fraction" by comparing the distance in meters at which a patient can correctly identify a letter compared with a "normal" sighted person; so, for example, 6/6 means that at six meters test distance the person could correctly identify a letter that a "normal" sighted person should see at 6 meters i.e. "normal" vision. 6/12 means that at 6 meters test distance the person could correctly identify a letter that a "normal" sighted person should see at 12 meters.
1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morganwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.


Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

2011-12 onwards.

Title

Low Vision Service Wales assessments by visual acuity recorded and health board

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Low Vision Service Wales

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Ophthalmic; Eye Care; Low Vision Eye Service; LVSW; Visual acuity; Eye

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication and quality report, as per given weblink.