Patients needing cataract surgery are now able to have both their pre-operative assessments and operations closer to home thanks to a new services at Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has invested £300,000 in eye surgery in Spalding and Gainsborough.
The new equipment will allow surgeons to carry out cataract operations as well as minor procedures such as ptosis (droopy eyelid) surgery and surgery to correct abnormal eyelid position.
The new service means that many patients will no longer have to travel to other hospitals in the county for these procedures, or for the pre-operative assessments that come before them.
Cataract surgery takes around half an hour and involves the cataract (clouding of the lens) being removed from the eye and a lens being put into the eye to correct the sight once the cataract has been removed.