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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 wait times for our cataract referrals. The Asssessment Wait Time column shows the wait time for surgeon assessment following referral. The Surgery Wait Time shows the wait time following surgeon assessment.

Doctor/Clinic Assessment Wait Time Surgery Wait Time

Total Wait Time

Dr S. Baxter 78 weeks 16 weeks 94 weeks
Dr M. Bona 78 weeks 22 weeks 100 weeks
Dr R. Campbell 52 weeks 16 weeks 68 weeks
Dr V. Gupta 7 weeks 52 weeks 59 weeks
Dr D. Jinapriya 26 weeks 52 weeks 78 weeks
Dr D. Johnson 8 weeks 52 weeks 60 weeks
Dr R. Johnson 35 weeks 40 weeks 75 weeks
Dr H. Singh 26 weeks 52 weeks  78 weeks
Dr T. Urton 52 weeks 52 weeks 104 weeks

This information was last updated in July 2020.


Please note that these wait times represent an estimate only. Our OR allotment changes from one week to the next as the hospital and local health authority monitor the COVID-19 situation both regionally and nationally. 

Dr.  Stephanie Baxter
Associate Professor
Dr.  Mark Bona
Postgraduate Program Directo…
Dr.  Robert Campbell
Deputy Department Head
Dr.  Vasudha Gupta
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Delan Jinapriya
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Davin Johnson
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Robert Johnson
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Sarah Simpson
Assistant Professor
Dr.  Harmanjit Singh
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr.  Todd Urton
Operating Room Director