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Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in North America. It is a short procedure used to improve vision that has been reduced due to a cataract. Cataracts are a normal part of aging; as we age, the lens at the front of our eye gradually clouds over, blocking light from reaching the back of our eye making it harder to see. Cataract surgery consists of removing this cloudy lens, and replacing it with a clear, new, artificial lens.

Please see below for estimated wait times within our service, information on cataracts, intraocular lenses, and the procedure, as well as meet our cataract surgeons.

Wait Times

The following are the estimated times to surgery after surgeon assessment.

Doctor/Clinic Estimated wait time
Dr S. Baxter 18 weeks
Dr R. Campbell 15 weeks
Dr J. Cheung 1 year
Dr D. Jinapriya 40 weeks
Dr D. Smallman 1 year
Dr M. Bona 14 weeks
Dr D. Johnson 36 weeks
Dr T. Urton 22 weeks
Dr S. Simpson 14 weeks

This information was last updated in December 2018


Please note that these wait times represent an estimate only.

Dr.  Stephanie Baxter
Postgraduate Program Directo…
Dr.  Mark Bona
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Robert Campbell
Deputy Department Head
Dr.  John Cheung
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Delan Jinapriya
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Davin Johnson
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Don Smallman
Assistant Professor (Adjunct…
Dr.  Todd Urton
Operating Room Director