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.
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 (T1)||Surgery Wait Time (T2)||
Total Wait Time
|Dr S. Baxter||12 weeks||12 weeks||24 weeks|
|Dr M. Bona||12 weeks||12 weeks||24 weeks|
|Dr R. Campbell||12 weeks||24 weeks||36 weeks|
|Dr R. Curtis||24 weeks||12 weeks||36 weeks|
|Dr D. Jinapriya||35 weeks||78 weeks||113 weeks|
|Dr D. Johnson||48 weeks||16 weeks||64 weeks|
|Dr R. Johnson||24 weeks||6 weeks||32 weeks|
|Dr S. Simpson||52 weeks||54 weeks||106 weeks|
|Dr H. Singh||35 weeks||104 weeks||139 weeks|
|Dr T. Urton||39 weeks||54 weeks||93 weeks|
This information was last updated in July 2023.
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.