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Eyelid Surgery Overview

Established in 2007, Minor Ops provides a community-based minor eyelid surgery service. Based in the North East, Minor Ops has been commissioned to provide NHS treatment by NHS North Durham, NHS Darlington, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

Minor Ops eyelid surgery provides a second tier service in a primary care setting. As a consultant-led service, we will take responsibility for the appropriate management of the patient's eyelid condition including review and onward referral. 

Patients are treated close to their homes by ophthalmologists and specialist ophthalmic nurse practitioners in hospital standard clinical rooms in local GP practices, Primary Care Centres and local optician's premises. 


Commissioning Information 

Procedures carried out by Minor Ops cost the commissioner 30% less than when done in a hospital. 

We strive to keep waiting times from referral to treatment to four weeks or less. 



Our average waiting time from referral to treatment in April 2019 was 31 working days




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