The eye health specialists at Newmedica Leeds recently celebrated the news that cataract sufferers in Harrogate can now be assessed by an experienced ophthalmology professional closer to home before they have surgery, thanks to a new service offered by the Leeds clinic.

Thanks to the new service, patients will be able to access a local pre-operative assessment before making the journey to Leeds to have their surgery, saving them time and effort.

The service will be based at Specsavers Harrogate and local opticians and primary care professionals can refer their patients to the service.

A comment from Newmedica Leeds

Aldrin Khan, consultant ophthalmologist and clinical director at Newmedica Leeds, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to offer our patients in Harrogate and the surrounding area the added convenience of being able to be seen for their pre-operative assessment closer to home.

‘We know that getting around can be more complicated if you suffer from cataracts, especially if you rely on your car and are unable to drive, so we hope this new service will make attending an appointment more convenient for local people.’

The Leeds clinic, which operates out of St Martins House in Chapeltown Road, offers rapid access to treatment for patients referred by the NHS – and primary care providers like GPs and opticians can refer their patients to Newmedica Leeds quickly and easily.

All patients are typically seen within two weeks of their referral to the clinic, and their treatment carried out within four weeks of that initial appointment, meaning that just six weeks after referral their treatment is likely to be complete – offering convenience and peace of mind to patients.

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