Private cataract surgery Liverpool

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,640

At Spire Liverpool 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

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 Liverpool

At Spire Liverpool, our team of ophthalmologists (eye specialists) can offer you cataract removal surgery 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 Liverpool Hospital

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.​

Cataract surgery with eyesight correction Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £2,490
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,640
Monthly treatment price

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

£133
Representative example
Loan amount £2,240
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,394

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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool

At Spire Liverpool, we offer a range of intraocular lenses, including Alcon and Raynor 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 Liverpool

Getting here

We’re only a 15 minute car journey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The hospital is approximately four miles from Liverpool Lime Street station in the city centre. 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.

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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll only be with us for a couple of hours so you won’t need to bring much. However, you may need:

  • Sunglasses or a hat to wear when leaving hospital as things may look bright afterwards
  • Hearing aids if you wear them
  • A change of shirt or top as a rinsing fluid is used during the procedure

If you've come with a friend or family member, they're welcome to wait in our restaurant while you have your operation.

Here’s what will happen after you arrive for your cataract surgery:

  • You’ll meet your surgery team and will be given eye drops to dilate your pupil and make it easier for your surgeon to see your lens
  • You may be given a sedative to help you feel relaxed
  • You’ll also be given a local anaesthetic, usually in the form of eye drops, so you won’t feel anything during the procedure
  • Your surgeon will make a small incision in the front of your eye (cornea) and remove your clouded lens, using a process called phacoemulsification, which breaks the lens up into small fragments
  • They’ll then 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:

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

Based in quiet and peaceful grounds facing Greenbank Park, we are only a 15-minute car journey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and are well placed for easy access via public transport routes.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Liverpool Hospital,

57 Greenbank Road
Liverpool
L18 1HQ

Main Switchboard:  0151 733 7123

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0151 522 1881

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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