Self Pay Procedures

Cataract

Cataract Surgery

If your GP or your optician has diagnosed a cataract and it is interfering with your daily life with activities such as reading, watching TV or driving, it may to time to consider surgery.

Our self-pay cataract surgery service is consultant-led by Mr S Kumar. You will see Mr Kumar at every stage from initial consultation through to surgery and post-discharge care.

  • Easy booking process – call now for an appointment or for more information
  • No need to meet NHS referral criteria
  • Leading eye specialist surgeon will perform the cataract procedure and see you at every stage of your care
  • All procedures carried out using local anaesthetic

What is a cataract?

A cataract is when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy, usually caused by ageing (see figure 1). A cataract causes blurred vision or changes the focus of your eye.

What does the operation involve?

In comparison to many other surgical procedures cataract surgery is relatively straightforward. The full procedure will typically take between 30 and 45 minutes. You will be given a local anaesthetic, which means you will recover faster and therefore you’ll be able to leave the same day as the operation. The surgery involves removing the cloudy lens or cataract from your eye. When the lens has been removed, the surgeon inserts a small plastic lens, called an intraocular implant, also known as an intraocular lens.

How soon will I recover?

You will be taken to our recovery room, where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea with some biscuits. The nurse will go through some post-operative advice and give you an information sheet together with some eye drops. You should be able to go home with half an hour after the operation.

For further information, please email us on psc.enquiries@nhs.net or via our enquire online easy contact form, which can be found on our contact us page.’

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