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Delay in eye care condemned by MSP

MORE than 200 Highland patients waited at least three months to get treatment for eye conditions over 2015/2016, a MSP has revealed.

The figures came to light after Highlands and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart took up the case of an Inverness 80-year-old who waited 11 months for a cataract operation.

In answer to a parliamentary question lodged by Mr Stewart, Scottish Government Health Secretary Shona Robison said 2,070 patients received ophthalmology treatment with 1,839 waiting less than 12 weeks and 231 waiting more than 12 weeks.

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