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FAQ - Cataracts

Q My practice provides cataract pre-assessment under the EOS scheme. How do I find out the current waiting times for each provider?
A
Please click on the Waiting Times option in the main website header which will give you detailed waiting time data. We hope to be able to update this information on a regular basis so keep checking back to see if things have changed.

Q Can any cataract referral go to any cataract provider?
A
Not all cataract patients are the same. Some patients because of their general health or previous complications will need to go to a general hospital but the rest can be safely sent to one of the many other providers on the list. Examples for a general hospital referral might be if the patient has had a previous retinal detachment, needs cataract surgery to their only usable eye or takes medications such as Tamsulosin

Q Can I refer my patients directly to the hospital of choice?
A
If your practice is in the EOS scheme and the patient has a Wakefield GP then you can send them directly to the provider of their choice.