Table 2

Unit costs for the base-case analysis

Resource use (HRG code)National average unit costSource
Ophthalmology clinic visit (WF01B)£106 12
Monitoring clinic visit (WF01A)£80 12
PRP laser (OP BZ22B)£131 12
Focal laser (OP BZ22B)£131 12
Optical coherence tomography (OP BZ23Z)£117 12
Vitrectomy surgery (DC BZ22B)£989 12
Annual cost of blindness*£1483 26
  • *Excludes residential (home) care.

  • HRF, Healthcare Resource Group; PRP, panretinal photocoagulation.