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 ?
309 days
Surgery
Nova Scotia
90% of people served within ?
261 days
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Wait Times

90%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
167 days
89 days
Middleton
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
124 days
225 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
194 days
245 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
365 days
138 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
129 days
384 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
353 days
161 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
261 days
273 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
322 days
340 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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50%

Community Facility Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
61 days
21 days
Middleton
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
42 days
90 days
Halifax
QEII Health Sciences Centre (All Sites)
114 days
74 days
Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
191 days
55 days
Yarmouth
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
146 days
156 days
Bridgewater
South Shore Regional Hospital
91 days
261 days
Amherst
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
312 days
46 days
Truro
Colchester East Hants Health Centre
264 days
264 days
Halifax
IWK Health Centre
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Wait Times by Surgeon

90%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Halifax
42 days
86 days
Halifax
42 days
86 days
Halifax
91 days
73 days
Sydney
100 days
92 days
Halifax
82 days
176 days
Sydney
182 days
95 days
Sydney
174 days
104 days
Antigonish
146 days
145 days
Halifax
152 days
154 days
Halifax
182 days
142 days
Halifax
151 days
192 days
Halifax
181 days
163 days
Sydney
234 days
119 days
Middleton
156 days
225 days
Halifax
258 days
147 days
Bridgewater
141 days
280 days
Halifax
196 days
238 days
Middleton
182 days
252 days
Bridgewater
120 days
319 days
Halifax
210 days
245 days
Yarmouth
265 days
195 days
Antigonish
345 days
132 days
Halifax
152 days
327 days
Antigonish
470 days
83 days
Halifax
216 days
342 days
Middleton
203 days
387 days
Antigonish
491 days
114 days
Halifax
209 days
400 days
Truro
272 days
350 days
Halifax
462 days
321 days
Halifax
655 days
186 days
Halifax
713 days
379 days
Halifax
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513 days
Halifax
---
51 days
Halifax
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50%

Surgeon Community Consult Wait Time Surgery Wait Time
Sydney
21 days
18 days
Halifax
48 days
24 days
Sydney
42 days
35 days
Sydney
48 days
33 days
Halifax
56 days
28 days
Halifax
28 days
70 days
Halifax
28 days
70 days
Halifax
45 days
56 days
Sydney
90 days
42 days
Halifax
94 days
44 days
Antigonish
57 days
88 days
Middleton
49 days
97 days
Halifax
41 days
113 days
Halifax
105 days
69 days
Middleton
50 days
132 days
Halifax
83 days
103 days
Halifax
85 days
104 days
Halifax
112 days
113 days
Antigonish
192 days
41 days
Middleton
54 days
189 days
Antigonish
184 days
72 days
Yarmouth
154 days
116 days
Halifax
119 days
159 days
Halifax
125 days
175 days
Bridgewater
66 days
248 days
Bridgewater
111 days
204 days
Halifax
261 days
57 days
Halifax
172 days
162 days
Antigonish
266 days
69 days
Halifax
111 days
236 days
Halifax
196 days
194 days
Truro
199 days
292 days
Halifax
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94 days
Halifax
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14 days
Halifax
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