Cataract removal surgery at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,635

At Spire Portsmouth 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Wide range of treatments offered
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Cataract surgery: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth

We’re proud to have a dedicated team of ophthalmologists (eye specialists) that provide cataract treatment centred around your needs.

We offer fast access to tests, scans and treatment and hassle-free booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Cataract removal surgery cost at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

We offer 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 Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £2,455
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,635
Monthly treatment price

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

£132
Representative example
Loan amount £2,205
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,376

Spire Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

At Spire Portsmouth, 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 have a choice of different makes including:

  • Rayner
  • Alcon
  • AcuFocus
  • Spectrum

We also 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.

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

Preparing for cataract surgery at Spire Portsmouth

Getting here

Spire Portsmouth is located on the West Sussex/Hampshire border, a 15 minute drive from both Portsmouth and Chichester. We have free on-site parking for yourself and your visitors.

Your consultations

An appointment will be arranged with one of our highly trained consultants within a few days of your enquiry. You’ll meet them in one of our 15 consultation rooms to discuss any symptoms or a previous diagnosis. They may carry out tests such as:

  • Sight tests
  • Biometry testing – to calculate the power of the new intraocular lens (IOL) required

Your consultant will explain how cataract surgery works and the options available to you, what you can expect afterwards and any risks. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have at this stage.

Cataract removal surgery

Watch how cataract removal surgery takes place

Cataract surgery: your procedure

Your appointment should take no more than an hour. There’s no need to pack an overnight bag, however, we suggest you bring a change of shirt as fluid may get onto your clothes when cleaning your eye.

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

Before your procedure, you’ll meet your healthcare team and you’ll be given a local anaesthetic in your eye, and sometimes also a sedative to relax you.

You’ll then have the procedure, which will involve:

  • Making a small incision (cut) into the front of your eye (the cornea)
  • Removing your cloudy lens using phacoemulsification – to break up the lens into small fragments
  • Inserting 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

Clear eyesight restored

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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