Division Policy 8.19


Cataract Surgery Procedure


February 25, 2011


January 18, 2013


This procedure will be reviewed and updated as required.


Provide guidelines regarding the provision of cataract surgery.


FS 413


Cataract surgery will be approved when both eyes are at 20/70 or worse, best corrected. Approval may also be granted for better than 20/70, best corrected only in cases where the cataract is the posterior sub capsular (PSCC) type. This means that in the dark room while being examined, an individual’s vision tests much better than when they are outside and where glare becomes an issue.  Each case should be carefully evaluated by the Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor to assure proper justification prior to authorizing each surgery.  The Eye Medical Consultant must approve the request for surgery (DBS – 005 found in the O Drive/FORMS/Client Services Forms) based on the above criteria. 

Follow up cataract surgery, requests for UV-400 Lenses, Photo gray Extra or Tint No. 1 may be approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor only in the event that appropriate instances of light sensitivity as indicated by the pathology and/or the doctor indicates that the person should receive the UV coating. 

Original signed by Joyce Hildreth, Director, on February 25, 2011.

Return to top of page

DISCLAIMER: Links on the Florida Division of Blind Services (DBS) website that are directed toward websites outside the DBS, provide additional information that may be useful or interesting and are being provided consistent with the intended purpose of the DBS website. DBS cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by non-DBS websites. Further, providing links to a non-DBS website does not constitute an endorsement by DBS, the Florida Department of Education or any of its employees, of the sponsors of the non-DBS website or of the information or products presented on the non-DBS website.