Service/Procedure Summary

Cataract surgery is the removal of a clouded lens (or cataract) from the eye to improve vision. The wait time shown is for patients who had their first cataract surgery.

Consult
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
273 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
312 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
104 days
120 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
134 days
248 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
249 days
137 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
266 days
140 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
381 days
126 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
198 days
315 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
244 days
344 days
Middleton
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
413 days
267 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
43 days
51 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
84 days
98 days
Middleton
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
42 days
153 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
164 days
62 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
225 days
48 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
200 days
75 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
98 days
199 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
172 days
320 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
74 days
142 days
Sydney
82 days
165 days
Halifax
150 days
146 days
Sydney
191 days
110 days
Halifax
144 days
159 days
Bridgewater
148 days
176 days
Halifax
179 days
181 days
Halifax
162 days
202 days
Middleton
77 days
295 days
Halifax
98 days
278 days
Bridgewater
152 days
236 days
Antigonish
283 days
112 days
Yarmouth
311 days
90 days
Sydney
288 days
119 days
Antigonish
299 days
111 days
Halifax
273 days
143 days
Halifax
85 days
351 days
Halifax
245 days
193 days
Sydney
314 days
143 days
Halifax
335 days
150 days
Truro
196 days
329 days
Antigonish
480 days
123 days
Middleton
323 days
289 days
Halifax
233 days
393 days
Halifax
126 days
524 days
Middleton
380 days
276 days
Halifax
430 days
327 days
Antigonish
785 days
111 days
Halifax
764 days
373 days
Amherst
1194 days
252 days
Halifax
---
434 days
Halifax
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20 days

50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
29 days
58 days
Halifax
32 days
56 days
Sydney
48 days
49 days
Halifax
38 days
64 days
Halifax
61 days
42 days
Antigonish
49 days
70 days
Halifax
45 days
82 days
Sydney
74 days
55 days
Halifax
63 days
84 days
Halifax
81 days
78 days
Sydney
90 days
69 days
Middleton
33 days
135 days
Middleton
36 days
153 days
Halifax
117 days
78 days
Bridgewater
112 days
86 days
Antigonish
178 days
50 days
Halifax
181 days
50 days
Amherst
175 days
56 days
Halifax
153 days
90 days
Halifax
54 days
190 days
Bridgewater
111 days
139 days
Halifax
133 days
119 days
Yarmouth
231 days
23 days
Middleton
41 days
216 days
Antigonish
204 days
62 days
Halifax
56 days
218 days
Halifax
142 days
195 days
Antigonish
289 days
69 days
Halifax
77 days
288 days
Truro
164 days
235 days
Halifax
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282 days
Halifax
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13 days

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