Waiting times at St Mary's Treatment Centre
|First appointment||From appointment to treatment|
|6 weeks||5 weeks|
*The actual time you wait for surgery at St Mary's Treatment Centre will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS will approve the funding for your treatment. Nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.
Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.
At St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.
Cataract treatment is a surgical procedure to remove the lens which has become cloudy and replace with an artificial lens or IOL. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Glaucoma is an eye condition which can lead to loss of vision if not detected. It can affect people of all ages but is most prevalent in those in their 70s and 80s. It is a common condition but it doesn’t always display symptoms in the early stages. Several quick and painless tests can be carried out to check for glaucoma, including measurements of the pressure inside your eye and tests of your peripheral vision.
Following cataract surgery, some patients may experience blurring due to the opacification of the capsule behind the artificial lens implant. The YAG laser can make an opening in this capsule and restore vision. This treatment is done in ONE visit.