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Optegra is proud to offer a range of treatment options to people who are affected by cataracts. Our ophthalmic consultants tailor our leading-edge procedures to fit your lifestyle needs and achieve the outcome you hoped for. Helping you to see every day in high definition.

Our cataract surgery, available privately or through the NHS, simply removes your cataract to help restore your vision. Alternatively, our cataract refractive surgery not only removes your cataract, it also includes replacing your natural lens with a multi-focal lens meaning your dependence on glasses can be reduced or eradicated entirely.

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Total £2495 per eye
36 months £79.90 per month
24 months £103.95 per month
12 months £207.91 per month

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Top 10 cataract surgery questions

It’s natural to be hesitant before a procedure. Take a look at our top 10 list and we can hopefully put your mind at ease.
Can a cataract spread from one eye to another?

Cataract cannot spread from eye to eye but it does tend to develop in both eyes around the same time, but often asymmetrically.

Can I have both eyes done at once?

Typically, your consultant will not perform the cataract procedure on both eyes at the same time. Each eye will require a separate procedure, although they can both generally be done within a few weeks of each other.

Can my cataract come back after it has been removed?

No, once a cataract has been removed it cannot return in the same eye.

Do I have to stay overnight after the cataract surgery?

No, the surgery itself only takes a few minutes and the majority of your recovery can be done in the comfort of your own home.

You must arrange for transportation to and from the hospital on the day of surgery as your vision will be slightly blurred. We advise bringing a friend or family member along with you.

How can I book a consultation?

Booking your consultation is simple you can call our freephone number on 0800 358 0825 or book online here. Alternatively you could attend one of our open evenings with a consultant surgeon and have all your questions answered and take a tour of the hospital.

How quickly will my vision be restored?

Your vision will be blurry at first and you may be asked to wear a protective patch. Your sight should return a few hours after the operation and your vision should improve quickly over the next week or two, reaching its optimum at 4-6 weeks.

What are the treatment options?

At present, the only corrective treatment for a cataract is surgery. At Optegra we offer both cataract surgery and cataract refractive surgery. Patients may wish to consider cataract refractive surgery if they want to reduce their dependence on glasses. If the cataract is not removed, vision will gradually get worse and can, if severe, lead to blindness if left untreated.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a painless clouding of the lens of your eye. The lens is a clear part of your eye that helps to focus an image on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. A cataract generally develops over a long period of time, causing your eyesight to get progressively worse. Your vision becomes blurred because the cataract acts as if you are looking through frosted glasses which interferes with your sight and at best is inconvenient and at worst can lead to blindness if left untreated.

Will I need glasses, contact lenses or reading glasses after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery replaces the natural lens with a clear permanent artificial lens. Any existing or future long or short-sightedness problems may still exist. However, we offer cataract refractive surgery which uses advanced technology lenses that could correct long or short-sightedness. This surgery could help you eliminate or reduce your dependence on glasses at the same time as removing your cataract.

Will there be any pain?

The operation itself is pain free. You will be awake during the procedure, however we will use a local anaesthetic to numb the eye and the area surrounding it. Afterwards, you may experience itching and mild discomfort, which is normal. These should disappear in just one or two days.

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