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Cataract Surgery

Our cataract surgery is performed by some of the UK’s top 10 surgeons. They perform cataract surgery with advanced technologies including laser cataract surgery, Zeiss Callisto guided astigmatism correction and artificial, intelligence-driven, lens selection. We work closely with lens manufacturers to achieve your best potential vision.

75
years
of combined Eye
Surgery experience
30k
plus
eyes surgeries
completed
550
plus
lectures nationally
and internationally

Have questions about cataract surgery?

We’re here to help. Click here to contact our expert team.

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic drops and is not painful. The procedure typically only takes 10-15 minutes to perform, during which the lens is implanted through a keyhole microscopic suture-less corneal incision.

Surgery is required when a cataract occurs – this is when the natural lens has lost its clarity and has become cloudy.

The cataract causes blurred vision, loss of contrast and can make 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.

Find out more about cataract surgery, including what to expect on the day of your surgery, aftercare and DropADrop, our app that guides you through your post-op medications here

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.

Cataract Surgery from £2500 with 0% finance options

Your eyes are unique and we customise all of our treatments to give you the best vision possible. Our pricing is transparent, with no hidden extras. We offer a 0% interest credit payment plan over 6, 10 or 24 months to help spread the cost of this life-enhancing procedure.

PAYMENT PLAN EXAMPLE

Total cost of treatment£2500
10% deposit£250
Repayments over 24 months£93.75

This example table is based on Cataract Surgery per eye performed with an interest-free payment plan over 24 months

 

Click here for a full price breakdown

What makes our cataract surgery unique?

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Treatment tailored for you

You are always at the centre of everything we do. We do not offer a one size fits all approach but rather customise every single treatment to your individual visual needs, so you’ll always get the best procedure for your eyes and your vision

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The choice for healthcare professionals

Our surgeons are known the world over and are some of the best in the country, with over 30,000 completed surgeries between them. We treat many surgeons, doctors and anaesthetists who also refer their friends and family to us as they know they will be in safe hands with our expert surgeons

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State of the art technology

We have spared no expense. Eye surgery requires perfect precision, that’s why we have invested in only the latest and most advanced technology. We are not tied into any particular company or manufacturer which means we have complete freedom to choose the best from the many options
available.

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Experts you can trust

Patients need to be able to trust us with their eyes. We are honest with our approach and offer the very best evidence-based treatment with the your best interests always at heart. We pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining the best staff in the business to ensure that you are supported throughout every step of your journey.

Why choose OCL for your Cataract surgery?

The choice of your surgeon may be the most important thing you decide about cataract surgery.

  • Our surgeons have been voted in the top 10 best cataract surgeons in the UK
    We are refractive surgeons who are able to refine the outcomes of cataract surgery by laser surgery to treat residual optical errors to achieve exceptional results. Most cataract surgeons in the UK are unable to offer this second step to enhance results, which is particularly important for obtaining the best results from premium lens implants.
    Many prior laser patients are keen to be glasses-free after cataract surgery and we are able to precisely screen patients through wavefront technology to determine whether a trifocal lens implant is possible in these cases.
  • We work with the best international lens manufacturers
    We use premium lens technologies to correct your glasses prescription during cataract surgery. This includes long sight, short sight and astigmatism. This way we can offer our patients the most advanced extended depth of focus, trifocal and premium monofocal lens implants, aiming to achieve independence from glasses.
    For many people, this means that their unaided vision is better than they have ever had because their glasses or contact lens prescription has been corrected. Many people will also be suitable for lenses that correct distance and near vision at the same time, eradicating the need for reading glasses and restoring youthful vision.
  • Experts in cataract surgery for complex cases
    As surgeons that perform corneal transplants and reconstructive surgery we are often referred complex cases from other general eye surgeons including cataract surgery in Fuchs’ dystrophy, radial keratotomy and combined corneal transplantations. Complex reconstructions of the front of the eye are also performed including implantation of artificial iris and pupil segments.
  • We’re recognised by insurers
    We are also recognised by all major UK private medical insurers including BUPA and AXA PPP and are part of their fee assured cataract care pathways.
  • OCL surgeons always treat astigmatism
    We will also always treat astigmatism with toric lens implants or limbal relaxing incisions striving to achieve your best potential unaided vision. We use the AI (artificial intelligence) driven Lenstar biometer for best available accuracy with lens prediction and continually monitor our outcomes for exceptional results. We are able to fine-tune our results with laser eye surgery to achieve your best potential vision.
  • We specialise in cataract surgery for people who have had laser eye surgery
    Because our surgeons also perform laser eye surgery they have in-depth knowledge when performing cataract surgery on people who have had previous LASIK or LASEK. This is an important advantage as lens calculations are less predictable in prior laser patients. Our surgeons can also perform top-up laser eye surgery to achieve optimal results after cataract surgery.

Premium lens technologies for cataract surgery

Permanent lens replacement/cataract surgery has evolved from the simple removal of a lens/cataract to the restoration of best possible vision.
Our surgeons work closely with the lens manufacturers to offer the best available proven technologies.

All our lenses have UV filters built-in for added protection. Our lens technologies include the premium Tecnis Eyhance enhanced monofocal lens and Trifocal lenses including the Tecnis Synergy, Rayner Rayone trifocal and Physiol Finevision trifocal.

Click here for more information about your lens choice with OCL.

Read our cataract surgery testimonials

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I would most definitely 100% recommend. What was achieved for me exceeded my greatest expectations. I am so delighted with my vision that it’s as if a whole new part of me has just hatched!

Read about Ann’s experience

How much does cataract treatment cost?

 

Insurance Options

We provide fee assured private insurance services at our flagship Central London clinic and surgery facility for cataract surgery.

We are part of the AXA PPP and BUPA cataract networks; if you’re insured with these companies, we will bill your insurer a pre-agreed package price which includes your cataract consultation, diagnostic tests, surgery and aftercare.

Learn more about private insurance options at Ophthalmic Consultants of London here: Insurance options at OCL

Self-Pay Prices

Cataract surgery – Monofocal lens£2,500 per eye, or £94 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Monofocal lens£2,900 per eye, or £109 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Toric Monofocal lens £3,000 per eye, or £113 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Multifocal lens£3,600 per eye, or £135 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – Premium Toric Multifocal lens£4,100 per eye, or £154 over 24 months
Cataract surgery – IC-8 Lens£4,300 per eye, or £161 over 24 months
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Surgery£500 per eye, or £19 over 24 months

Finance Options/Interest-Free Credit

We also offer 0% interest finance options making it easier to spread the cost of surgery over up to 24 months.

A minimum 10% deposit is required and the balance is split over your chosen monthly period of either 6, 10, 12, 18 or 24 months at a rate of 0% APR.

Get in touch to find out more about our flexible pricing options and how we can make it work for you.

 

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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.

Alternatives to cataract surgery

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Our surgeons at OCL perform femtosecond laser cataract surgery with the use of a bladeless, femtosecond laser (the latest advance in cataract surgery), which offers a new level of precision to traditional cataract surgery.

Read more here

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We can perform innovative lens implant surgery for people who are not suitable for standard cataract surgery or permanent lens replacement surgery, such as patients with irregular-shaped corneas, keratoconus and patients who have had radial keratotomy surgery.

Read more here

3

As experts in the treatment of high myopia, at OCL we have extensive research and practical expertise with Phakic IOL technology – the Visian implantable contact lens.

Read more here

4

Refractive lens exchange surgery (RLE), also known as PreLex (presbyopic lens exchange), clear lens extraction (CLE) and permanent lens replacement surgery is a type of surgery performed to treat patients with reading vision difficulty.

Read more here

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Our dropAdrop App

Our free dropAdrop app serves as a reminder when using eye drops either after surgery or for a particular condition, and there are specific drops and schedules that apply depending on treatment type. The App also provides all the necessary information related to each procedure and sends push notifications to remind patients to take their eye drops. Find out more about our App and download to your Apple or Android phone today.

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