"Yag surgery"

About: Barnsley Hospital

After having cataract surgery on both eyes I now need yag laser surgery again in both eyes this is a fairly common and very quick procedure less than 20 minutes to get my sight back to a fairly good condition However my problem is the waiting time first I had to go to a opticians then they have to write to the hospital with a referral letter for yag surgery the waiting time is 37 days for a consultation, then I have to wait again to have the laser treatment In the mean time I cannot even read a paper,or even watch tv as my eyes are so cloudy I currently live alone and am currently bumping into things I have already fallen down steps and am struggling a bit around the house and shopping,I have bought several pairs of ready reading glasses at full strength but they do not help I cannot drive my car to the shops and have to ask for my shopping items as I cannot see them this is very embarrassing If I had known about this condition after cataract surgery and the length of time you have to wait to have the laser treatment I would not have had it done in the first place I am just stuck in the house waiting to have the procedure done very worrying and upsetting and I'm not sure what to do next

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Response from Barnsley Hospital

Hello We’re sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with the length of time you have had to wait for your treatment. We would like to discuss this further with you, please contact our PALS Team on 01226 432330, if there is no answer please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible, alternately you can email barnsleypals@nhs.net. Best wishes Barnsley Hospital Communications Team

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