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Cataract surgery cost

Cataract surgery is the most common operation in the UK. If you choose Moorfields Private for your treatment, then your cataract surgery cost will be based on your individual requirements and choices, which you will discuss with your chosen consultant. You’ll also benefit from the highest quality of care, with a choice of leading consultants who will deliver your service from start to finish.

  • It may be more affordable than you realise to get cataract surgery from the highly experienced consultants at Moorfields Private. Fees for your initial consultation are charged at £220. Call us today and we can arrange an appointment with an appropriate consultant.

    Once you have agreed a personalised plan with your consultant, the full costs of onward treatment per eye will be £3040, which includes a standard lens and one post operative appointment.

  • Moorfields Private’s cataract surgery costs allow us to provide the highest quality of care and expert treatment from some of the country’s best and most experienced surgeons. Our specialist consultants are world-renowned, with six of our consultants recently featuring in the Daily Mail’s top doctors list.

    Your care is consultant led, throughout your treatment pathway. This means you will be guided from the initial consultation through to your follow-up check-ups by your preferred consultant, giving you complete confidence and peace of mind.

    Profits from Moorfields Private are reinvested into Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This allows us to support NHS services and advance the excellence of eye care for everyone.

  • Cataract surgery aftercare usually includes one post operative consultation and take-home medication. However, if you wish to see your consultant outside of the covered treatment plan, there maybe additional charges which will be advised by your consultant’s practice manager.

  • If your cataracts are severely affecting your eyesight and quality of life, then you will be able to get cataract surgery on the NHS. However, your cataracts may not be deemed serious enough to require surgery or you may wish to have the operation at a time suited to you rather than wait for an NHS operation.

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Cataract surgery cost consultants

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Mr Rajesh Deshmukh

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


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Paying for treatment

Private Medical Insurance

If you are covered by private medical insurance, please verify the details with your insurer prior to arrival and if possible, obtain a pre-authorisation number.

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Self pay

You don’t have to be insured to come to Moorfields Private. Many of our patients pay for their own treatment.

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Third party sponsorship

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