Eye Clinic

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, often causing difficulties with vision. It mostly develops from the natural changes that occur within the eye as we age, however, injury or eye surgery can also be a contributing factor.

The procedure

What’s Involved

Cataract surgery addresses the lens directly to help restore clearer vision. It involves removing the cloudy lens (cataract) and replacing it with an artificial one. A tiny cut is made in the eye to enable the lens to be taken away, placing a new lens through the same incision. We can use a range of lens types which can be customised to suit the visual needs of the patient, and work to improve near and / or distance vision.

Cataracts are usually a progressive concern, and surgery is the only way to treat it. We will perform this procedure when vision is significantly impacted, and is affecting your quality of life.

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Key Considerations

Treatment Duration

Cataract surgery is a day case procedure that is performed by an ophthalmologist (specialist eye surgeon). It usually takes up to 1 hour, and we will address one eye. If cataracts have developed in both eyes, the second eye will be addressed at a separate appointment.

Type Of Anaesthesia

At LPH we use a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the eye. We’ll also need to administer some eye drops to dilate the pupil. We understand how some patients can feel anxious about having surgery, and may also require a sedative.

Aftercare Requirements

Your sight may continue to be blurred for a few days after the procedure. You’ll need to wear a patch while the eye is healing, and we’ll prescribe some eye drops that will help to prevent infection. We’ll also provide support as you get used to seeing through the new lens. Follow-up appointments will be made at 1 week and 1 month after surgery.

Back To Work (Recovery)

It is typical for patients to take a few days to recover, returning to their usual routine once vision is clear, and doesn’t inhibit their ability to carry out everyday tasks. Resuming driving can vary from person to person, and may depend on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy.


Treatment Cost

The cost of your treatment may depend on a number of factors. The below is a guide to pricing, and may be subject to change.

Per eye – from £2955

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