Cataract removal surgery at Spire Elland Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,675

At Spire Elland Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques to remove cataracts and improve your eyesight, so you can get back to everyday activities.

Cataract surgery involves replacing a cloudy lens in your eye with a clear artificial lens to improve vision.

Sometimes also called

  • Phacoemulsification

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    A few hours

  • Procedure duration
    1 hour

  • Type of anaesthetic
    Local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Cataract surgery: what to expect at Spire Elland

At Spire Elland, we have many dedicated ophthalmologists who specialise in cataract removal surgery to improve your vision in a relatively straightforward procedure.

There’s no need to wait to have cataract surgery. We offer access to tests, scans and treatment without the wait, and hassle-free booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Cataract removal surgery cost at Spire Elland Hospital

It’s a common procedure to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Cataract surgery Fees
Initial consultation £160
Treatment £2,515
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,675
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£120
Representative example
Loan amount £2,015
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,160
Cataract surgery with eyesight correction Fees
Initial consultation £160
Treatment £3,600
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,760
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£185
Representative example
Loan amount £3,100
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,330

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Elland Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for cataract surgery at Spire Elland

At Spire Elland, we offer a range of intraocular lenses. Your consultant will help you choose the best option for you.

 Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange are routine procedures which involve replacing the natural lens with an artificial one, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). The new lens is designed to correct short- or long-sightedness, which should minimise your dependency on glasses after surgery. Surgery is usually performed on one eye at a time. If the second eye also requires surgery, you may experience an imbalance in vision between operations.

It may be that the surgery doesn’t give you the exact result that you desire. You may still need to wear glasses or contact lenses for certain tasks after your treatment (eg at the cinema, theatre or night driving).

We have special equipment which uses a variety of biometry and refractive techniques to measure the shape and size of your eye. This is so your consultant can calculate the power of your intraocular lens implants.

Preparing for cataract surgery at Spire Elland

Getting here

Spire Elland Hospital is situated just two minutes’ drive from the M62 motorway meaning we’re convenient for patients in Calderdale, Huddersfield, Kirklees, Dewsbury and Bradford. Public transport options are available. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

One of our experienced consultant ophthalmologists will be able to offer you an initial consultation within a few days of your enquiry.

All your consultations will take place in one of our 13 private rooms. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Carry out a series of tests, including a sight test and biometry testing – to calculate the power of the new intraocular lens (IOL) required
  • Explain about the procedure, anaesthetic, the different types of IOLs available, and any potential cataract surgery complications and risks and how they may affect you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your treatment

Cataract removal surgery

Watch how cataract removal surgery takes place

Cataract surgery: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, you’ll come into Spire Elland and meet your healthcare team. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your private room while you have your surgery.

You’ll only be here for a few hours, so you won’t need to bring too much with you. You may like to bring a change of shirt in case the fluid used to clean your eye gets onto your top.

You’ll be given a local anaesthetic in your eye, and your consultant may also give you a sedative to make you feel more relaxed during the procedure.

When you’re ready, your consultant will:

  • Make a small incision (cut) into the front of your eye (the cornea)
  • Remove your cloudy lens using phacoemulsification – this breaks up the lens into small fragments
  • Insert your new intraocular lens

Q & A

Roger McPherson, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Talking about cataract surgery

Cataract surgery: your recovery

After your cataract surgery, you’ll be taken to a recovery room to relax until your surgeon says you’re ready to go home. This is usually a few hours after cataract surgery.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for cataract surgery:

1 week

Any eye pain, redness or itching should go

7-14 days

Stop wearing eye shield at night

10-14 days

Clear eyesight restored

4-6 weeks

Fully back to normal

  • 1 week


    Any eye pain, redness or itching should go

  • 7-14 days


    Stop wearing eye shield at night

  • 10-14 days


    Clear eyesight restored

  • 4-6 weeks


    Fully back to normal

How to get to us

We are convenient for patients in Calderdale, Huddersfield, Kirklees, Dewsbury and Bradford.

For Sat Nav use HX5 9ER and turn right at Spring Gardens store.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Elland Hospital,

Elland Lane
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9EB

Main Switchboard:  01422 324000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01422 324069

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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