The startling title is the headline from an article in the Times of London. Below are the first two paragraphs from the story:

Tens of thousands of elderly people are left struggling to see because of an NHS cost-cutting drive that relies on them dying before they can qualify for cataract surgery, senior doctors say.

The NHS has ignored instructions to end cataract treatment rationing in defiance of official guidance two years ago, a survey by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has found.

The piece is behind a paywall, but it is widely available at other sites. You can read the whole article at this link. Modern cataract surgery is one of medicine’s great triumphs. While it does not prolong life it makes the latter part of it much more livable.