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Midlands TD Says Eye Care Waiting List Of 50,000 Is Scandalous

He says 19,000 of those have been waiting for more than a year.

A midlands TD says a waiting list of over 50,000 for eye care is scandalous.

Figures released to Fianna Fáil's Seán Fleming show 19,000 of those on the list for in-patient and out-patient ophthalmology treatment have been waiting for more than a year.

The covid-19 restrictions have forced regular procedures to be cancelled, but opticians have re-opened this week and Deputy Fleming fears this will lead to even more referrals for hospital treatment.

The Laois-Offaly TD says specialist eye clinics need to set up to deal with the backlog:

 

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