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The human lens consists of layers of protein that are laid down over time and continue to grow throughout life and at all decades from 10 to 70 years; the male lens is heavier than its female counterpart.
The layered structure of the lens is much like an onion or tree trunk, albeit clear before loss of clarity and cataract occurs. The cataract causes blurred vision, loss of contrast and can make everyday tasks such as driving difficult. This can occur at any age but is more common in people over 60 years old.
Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens protein and replaces this with a lens implant that can correct your glasses prescription for distance and near vision.
The different layers of the lens give rise to three different types of cataract as follows:
Very often a mixture of the three types of cataract is seen due to all layers of the lens being affected.
Looking for more information on what sets our cataract surgery apart? Our cataract surgery brochure contains all the information you need. View our brochure page to receive your free download.
If you suffer from cataracts, you are more than likely suitable for surgery. That being said, you should book an initial consultation with a specialist, where the appropriate treatment can be advised based on an assessment of your health and any other circumstances.
All surgeons have been dual fellowship trained at centres of excellence in London and internationally.
Bespoke treatment plan tailored directly by your surgeon with comprehensive aftercare and support.
We have invested in the best currently available technology for laser eye surgery and lens surgery
Our flagship clinic in Central London and satellite clinics in London and Hertfordshire are equipped with the latest technology
For those who feel unable to attend in person we are now offering expert support through video consultations for self-pay & insured patients
We are partnered with Hitachi Capital and can offer 0% finance for all of our eye surgery procedures. Our affordable finance can make it easier to spread the cost of surgery over a number of months if required.
Private cataract surgery has several differences from routine NHS surgery, including surgery performed by a consultant surgeon chosen by the patient.
We are asked many questions about cataract surgery so here are the answers to our top 13 FAQs.