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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.

    There may be circumstances where additional scans/tests are required that are outside the package price. This is rare and your consultant will discuss this with you if any additional tests are required.

  • 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.

  • What are package prices?

    A package price bundles the common fees associated with a procedure into one price. This often represents a discount compared to paying for all the items individually.

    What is included?

    For each procedure with a package price, the team will be able to provide a list of the consultations, scans, tests, procedures, follow up consultations and consumables (such as lenses) which are included within the package.

    What is not included?

    We charge for the initial consultation separately and also at a fixed rate. This is to allow patients the opportunity to discuss the treatment or procedure with their consultant before committing to the full package price.

    Any additional scans, tests or upgrades that are not part of the routine package are not included in the package price. Our package prices are designed to cover what every patient needs who is going through that procedure. However, in some and more complex cases, a consultant may need to request additional diagnostic tests or scans to ensure the best outcome for you.

    For example, most patients don’t require a B-SCAN before undergoing a cataract operation. However, in rare cases the consultant cannot adequately see the back of the eye in the initial consultation and the consultant will recommend an additional B-SCAN to ensure that the procedure can be carried out safely. This would be charged in addition to the package price.

    The consultant will advise you if there are any additional costs before they are incurred.

    What are the benefits of choosing a package?

    There are three main benefits to choosing a package price:

    1. Peace of mind: know how much you are likely to pay up front in a fixed fee
    2. More cost-effective: package prices are better value than booking each appointment or test individually
    3. Less paperwork: pay once rather than having to pay multiple invoices

    What are the benefits of choosing to pay separately (not a package)?

    There are two main benefits of choosing to pay separately:

    1. Choose your consultant: you can request to be treated by any consultant at Moorfields Private. For patients who opt for the package price, we will allocate a relevant consultant to treat you
    2. Choose your appointment time: we will give you a full choice of appointment time and dates so you can fit your appointments more easily around your work or lifestyle. Patients who choose a package price will have fewer options for appointment times and dates

    Which conditions do you offer package prices for?

    Moorfields currently offers package prices for unilateral and bilateral:

  • 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.

    For further information

    Contact our New Patient Team on:

    Freephone: 0800 3283 421

    Email: moorfieldsprivate.enquiries@nhs.net

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