Cataract Treatment & Surgery

Optegra is proud to offer a range of cataract treatment options to dramatically improve your vision, and even reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

At Optegra’s dedicated eye hospitals throughout the country, our experienced ophthalmic surgeons tailor cutting-edge procedures to suit each patient’s needs and lifestyle. This is just one of many reasons why we are considered the most trusted eye hospital group in the UK, as rated by our patients.


The Benefits of Cataract Surgery with Optegra

If you’ve developed cataracts, you don’t have to simply put up with it. Reduce your dependence on glasses with cataract surgery at one of Optegra’s dedicated eye hospitals. Our committed team of experienced ophthalmic surgeons use the latest technology to ensure the best results, as well as the highest level of care before, during, and after treatment. There are numerous benefits to having cataract surgery with Optegra, including:

  • Improved vision
  • Treatment which is tailored to your individual needs
  • The same surgeon throughout your treatment, from consultation through to aftercare
  • A single fixed price for all treatment, so you know exactly what to expect
  • Flexible finance options to spread your payments over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
  • If you think cataract surgery could be right for you, book a consultation with us or attend one of our open evenings to meet our ophthalmic surgeons and ask any questions you may have.

Cataract Surgery with Optegra

We offer two different procedures for treating cataracts, both of which involve surgery. Our standard cataract surgery, available privately or through the NHS, involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL).

Cataract surgery – The Procedure

Cataract surgery is a procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic. The cloudy lens (cataract) is quickly removed and replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) designed to last a lifetime. This treatment provides good distance vision but usually means you will still be reliant on reading glasses after the procedure. The lens used for this type of treatment is usually a mono-focal lens.


Refractive cataract surgery

Alternatively, we offer cataract refractive surgery, a more advanced type of cataract surgery, which uses a similar technique but replaces the natural lens with a permanent advanced multi-focal lens. Multi-focal lenses can help to correct refractive errors such as short sightedness and long sightedness, so you can experience better vision than you had even before the cataract developed. A variety of different lenses are available for different needs, and your surgeon will be able to advise you on the best option for you. This procedure uses state-of-the-art femtosecond laser technology. This could mean that your dependence on glasses or contact lenses is reduced significantly, or even eradicated completely.


Refractive cataract surgery – the procedure

This procedure has been performed thousands of times and typically takes just 20 minutes per eye. If you wear glasses for reading, distance or near vision, or wear bifocal, varifocal or multifocal contact lenses, refractive cataract surgery may be the answer you’re looking for.

Find out more about refractive cataract surgery.

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