Cataract removal surgery at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £3,185

At Spire Hull and East Riding 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 treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Cataract surgery: what to expect at Spire Hull and East Riding

At Spire Hull and East Riding, we have many dedicated ophthalmologists who specialise in cataract surgery to improve your vision with 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 appointment times to suit you.

How much does Cataract removal surgery cost at Spire Hull and East Riding 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 £3,025
Aftercare Included
Guide price £3,185
Monthly treatment price

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

£116
Representative example
Loan amount £2,525
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,794
Cataract surgery with eyesight correction Fees
Initial consultation £160
Treatment £3,885
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,045
Monthly treatment price

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

£156
Representative example
Loan amount £3,385
Deposit £500
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £3,745

Spire Hull and East Riding 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 Hull and East Riding

At Spire Hull and East Riding, we offer a range of intraocular lenses. Your consultant will help you choose the best option for you. They include:

  • Monofocal – corrects either short or long sight, with a choice of three focal points
  • Toric – a monofocal lens that helps correct astigmatism (a problem with focusing)
  • Multifocal – corrects both near and distance vision, like varifocal glasses

We also have special equipment which use 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.

You may still need to wear glasses afterwards, depending on your eyesight and your choice of lens.

Preparing for cataract surgery at Spire Hull and East Riding

Getting here

All cataract surgery done under local anaesthetic will take place at Spire Hesslewood Clinic. This is based in Hesslewood Business Park and is two minutes from the Humber Bridge. 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 offer you an appointment within a few days of your enquiry.

All your consultations will take place in one of our five consulting 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 Hesslewood Clinic and meet your healthcare team.

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:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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

Clear eyesight restored

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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