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Cataract Surgery Wait Time

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What is measured?
The maximum amount of time nine out of 10 patients have been waiting since deciding with their surgeon to proceed with their cataract surgery. One out of every 10 patients have been waiting longer.

Time period: Snapshot as of July 3 2016.

Cataract Surgery Wait Times by Ophthalmic Surgeon at Niagara Health

Cataract Surgery Wait Time

The information above is intended to provide patients and healthcare providers useful data such that an informed decision can be made with respect to referrals for cataract surgery.

As can be seen, some surgeons have shorter wait times than others. It should be noted that these differences are NOT a reflection of the quality of service. For example, some patients may choose to wait for a specific surgeon no matter how long the time period.

It should also be noted that referral to a given surgeon DOES NOT guarantee a patient will wait the same amount of time. The surgery may occur in a shorter or longer time period. Surgeons assess each patient and determine how urgent their need for treatment is.

The provincial access target for least urgent (Priority 4) cases from when a patient and surgeon decide to proceed with surgery, until when the actual procedure is completed, is 182 days.

Data Source:
Wait Times Information System (WTIS) iPort Access, DPE020 Report, Open Cases
Includes: Adult, Priority 2-4 cases.
Data is not shown when there are less than six patients waiting. This is done to protect personal health information.

 Cataract Surgery Wait Time

May 1, 2014

May 29, 2014

June 26, 2014

July 29, 2014

September 2, 2014

November 27, 2014

January 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

July 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

February 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

July 3, 2016

Niagara Health System