There is a five-year waiting list for cataract surgery in West Cork, according to the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI). The shortest wait time is in Sligo and Leitrim at just over a year where the Sligo Cataract Scheme is in operation. The survey also found that the average wait for private cataract surgery across the country was three months. "Only more complex cases need be referred to our colleagues in HSE Eye Clinics or hospital eye Departments. 97% said they were immediately available to deliver the Sligo Cataract Scheme.
Source: Evening echo May 16, 2018 08:26 UTC