How long do I have to wait to get my cataract operation?

it is not possible to predict how long you are likely to wait for surgery. You can however ask your consultant for an estimated wait time. Your consultant can be contacted via their medical secretary. Alternatively if your hospital has an ECLO service (eye clinic liaison officer) they may also be able to assist you with this information.

If the impact of cataracts on your vision is causing you difficulties with day to day activities, you should speak to your eye clinic and let them know. 

Coping with poor vision while waiting for surgery can be difficult, especially if both eyes are affected. Magnifiers, brighter light bulbs/increased lighting and colour contrasting can all help make things a little easier while you wait.

For information on how cataract operations have been affected by the coronavirus please see My cataract operation/eye treatment has been cancelled, what do I do?

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