Sight Restoration

Wait Time Benchmarks for Sight Restoration

Procedure Emergency cases* Urgent cases* Scheduled cases*
Cataract surgery N/A Cases are expedited proportional to relative degree of priority Within 16 weeks of consultation

* Priority or urgency levels are defined as follows:

  • Emergency = immediate danger to life, limb or organ;
  • Urgent = Situation that is unstable and has the potential to deteriorate quickly and result in an emergency admission;
  • Scheduled = Situation involving minimal pain, dysfunction or disability (also called “routine” or “elective”).

Note: Unless specified, time refers to calendar days between decision to treat by specialist and the day treatment is received.

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