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Cataracts can develop as people age when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Cataracts can impair the vision and impact on everyday life. The good news is that cataract surgery is very successful and the modern surgery is now quick and painless.
Surgery is the only effective way of removing the cloudy lens which is replaced with a new artificial intraocular lens. This treatment not only greatly improves vision, but can treat underlying focussing problems, such as short or long sightedness. Prior to your surgery, your surgeon will discuss your need for glasses. Multiple measurements will be performed to plan the most appropriate intraocular lens for your eye and your visual needs. There are many choices available at the time of cataract surgery which include monofocal, multifocal and toric intraocular lenses.
Read more about cataract removal surgery.
A referral letter is not required, however, it would be beneficial if you can retrieve one.
Referrals can be made by your GP or optician.
Contact the eye centre team to book a consultation with one of our consultant ophthalmic surgeons who will provide you with all the information you need before you embark on your treatment, including your procedure options, what they involve and the associated risks and benefits. You should allow an hour for your consultation. The guide price for a consultation ranges from £200 to £250.
At your consultation we carry out an in-depth examination of your eyes, using state-of-the-art diagnostics to accurately diagnose and treat eye conditions.
Your consultant will then recommend a bespoke treatment plan.
It's really easy to get started. Our advisors are here to help find the best consultant for you, answer any questions you have and book your first appointment at a time that fits your schedule.You can email us or just phone our patient treatment advisors on 0121 580 7171. We're looking forward to hearing from you. Email us
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