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Over 4,100 people waiting for eye treatment in Kerry and Cork

May 21, 2022 15:05 By radiokerrynews
Over 4,100 people waiting for eye treatment in Kerry and Cork Over 4,100 people waiting for eye treatment in Kerry and Cork
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Over 4,100 people are waiting for access to eye treatment in Kerry and Cork.

 

Figures in today’s Irish Examiner show 73% of adults needing eye treatment across the two counties are waiting longer than 12 months to see a hospital consultant.

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779 of those waiting for eye treatment in Kerry and Cork are under the age of four, with 43% of those waiting more than a year.

 

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Over 1,100 aged between five and 17 are waiting longer than a year, while 367 people aged over 65 are waiting more than 12 months to access eye treatment in the two counties.

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