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Cataracts

Health written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Oliver Colvile Oliver Colvile Conservative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for cataract surgery on a second eye; and what information his Department holds for international benchmarking purposes on the average such waiting time in other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not hold this information in the format requested, and the main international sources for health data do not contain comparisons for waiting times for cataract treatment.

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