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Cataract removal surgery at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,840

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques to improve blurred eyesight caused by cataracts and get you back to everyday life.

During cataract surgery, your consultant will remove the cloudy lens in your eye and insert a clear artificial lens.

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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Cataract surgery: what to expect at Spire Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, our team of ophthalmologists (eye specialists) can offer you cataract treatment and lens options that are recommended for you and your needs.

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, and easy booking with appointment times to suit you, so you don’t have to wait long to find out if treatment is right for you.

How much does Cataract removal surgery cost at Spire Little Aston Hospital

A cataract removal procedure is available from £2,840.

There are many ways to pay and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.​

You can trust Spire Little Aston Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: 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. (2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Procedures offered for cataract surgery at Spire Little Aston

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

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 Little Aston

Getting here

Spire Little Aston is just to the north of Sutton Coldfield. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Birmingham New Street is the nearest mainline station to Spire Little Aston Hospital. 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 you contacting us.

All your consultations will take place in one of our 20 consultation 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

After your initial consultation, and if you decide to go ahead with surgery, one of our nurses will do your pre-operative assessments. This is to save you from having to come back again before your procedure.

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 Little Aston and meet your healthcare team. If you’ve come with a family member or friend, they’re welcome to wait in our restaurant or lounge while you have your procedure.

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

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

Stop wearing eye shield at night

4-6 weeks

Fully back to normal

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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