Cataract treatment

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.
We offer two different procedures for treating cataracts, both of which involve surgery. Our standard cataract surgery option involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL). Alternatively, we offer refractive cataract surgery, which uses a similar technique but replaces the natural lens with an 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. This could mean that your dependence on glasses or contact lenses is reduced significantly, or even eradicated completely. 

The Optegra approach

One of our dedicated ophthalmic surgeons will be on hand to guide you through your initial consultation and carry out a detailed assessment to determine what type of cataract surgery will be best suited to you. No matter what type of treatment they recommend, you can be sure of flexible financing options, transparent pricing, and a consultant-led experience meaning you see the same surgeon throughout the entire process, from consultation to aftercare. We believe this ensures the highest possible standard of care.

Cataract surgery

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

At Optegra, we also offer refractive cataract surgery, the most advanced type of cataract surgery available. This proven and permanent lens replacement procedure uses RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange), which could help you eliminate or reduce your dependence on glasses at the same time as removing your cataracts.
Refractive cataract surgery involves replacing the natural lens with an advanced multi-focal lens. 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 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. 
The benefits of cataract surgery with Optegra
There are numerous benefits to having cataract surgery with Optegra, including:
  • 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.

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