Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNSOURCE) — “We were able to recommence eye surgical procedures safely and properly with state-of-the-art equipment in April 2023 and between that time and now, we’ve been able to do 137 procedures,” so notes Dr. Jenson Morton, Director of Health Institutions in the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Morton was a guest on ZIZ’s “The Edge” talk show on Wednesday, October 18 when he made the announcement.
“This has been complication-free so this has been good high quality surgical procedures. The team is working very hard and the response from the general public has been tremendous and it’s good that they are having that level of faith and confidence in the health system.”
The cataract procedures at JNF General Hospital are swift and efficient, typically completed within 15 to 20 minutes. However, patient safety remains our utmost priority. To ensure this, all patients undergo essential pre-operative procedures, including an Electrocardiogram (EKG) and blood work. These pre-op measures provide our medical staff with a comprehensive understanding of each patient’s health status, ensuring the highest level of safety during surgery.
Procedures are carefully scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, with a maximum capacity of three surgeries each day.
The cost for the cataract procedures is $600 for individuals 60 years and older and $650 for individuals younger than the age of 60.