What affects the price of cataract surgery?
Following your initial consultation, you will receive a quote for the full cost of your treatment at Moorfields Private. Here are some common factors that can affect the price of your cataract surgery;
The type of treatment
We offer a range of cataract treatments suited to your needs. Your consultant will be able to advise which type of surgery is best for you.
The most common treatment for cataracts is an operation to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial replacement. This treatment is quick, and can greatly improve vision.
Laser cataract surgery
If you decide with your consultant surgeon to have laser cataract surgery (also known as femto-phako) your consultant will use femtosecond laser and ultrasound to soften the lens, which is emulsified and removed using fine instruments. A clear artificial lens (intraocular lens implant or IOL), made of a plastic-like material, is placed inside the eye. The back membrane of the lens (capsule) is left behind and this holds the artificial lens in place.
The wound is very small and most patients do not require stitches, although rarely very fine stitches are sometimes needed to close the wound safely.
Your chosen consultant
Moorfields Private’s consultants are renowned world-wide. You can choose your preferred consultant who will deliver every aspect of your care throughout your entire treatment pathway.