Waiting times at Barlborough Treatment Centre
|First appointment||From appointment to treatment|
|2-4 weeks||2-6 weeks|
*The actual time you wait for surgery at Barlborough 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 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.
Adult general ophthalmology
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).
YAG laser procedures
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.