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Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
At Barlborough 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.
These treatments are provided by Newmedica, a specialist provider of eye care. They offer glaucoma care and general ophthalmology at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre.
The Newmedica clinic treats a wide variety of eye conditions affecting all parts of the eye or eyelids. These can be medical conditions eg blepharitis, dry eye, retinal conditions or conditions needing surgery such as Entropion or Ectropion.
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 affects approximately 1 per cent of the whole population, it is a common eye disease which needs lifelong care, usually medical and occasionally surgical (or laser).
Newmedica offers YAG laser procedures as part of Glaucoma care at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre. It can also be used to treat posterior capsule opacification after cataract surgery.
Along with all Independent Sector healthcare providers, we will be supporting NHS England by providing essential support to NHS Hospitals during the Coronavirus crisis. As a result, unfortunately, we have to cancel the elective services we offer to our patients. If you have an appointment, somebody will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss. Please bear with us whilst our phone lines are extremely busy and we work through speaking to each individual patient.
For any queries, please view our current status and advice on our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information page.