Cataracts and OHIP coverage

There has recently been some confusion and concern about OHIP coverage for cataract surgery. I have heard from some of my patients that there have been rumours that OHIP will no longer be covering cataract surgery. Please rest assured that this is not the case. The Ministry of Health had changed some of their budget allocations to certain hospitals in some areas of the province, reducing or in some case eliminating operating room availability for cataract surgery. This may mean longer wait times in some areas of the province, but does not affect OHIP coverage for individuals requiring cataract surgery.

The Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay was not on the list affected by Ministry of Health changes, and continues to provide cataract surgery services that are covered by OHIP.

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Posted on November 18, 2013 .