Cataract removal surgery at Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,420

At Spire Regency Hospital, we provide high-quality cataract surgery to replace a cloudy lens in your eye with an artificial one, improving vision and allowing you to get back to everyday life.

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 a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Cataract surgery: what to expect at Spire Regency

At Spire Regency we have dedicated ophthalmologists who specialise in cataract surgery to improve your vision in 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 easy booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Cataract removal surgery cost at Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

A cataract removal procedure is available from £2,420.

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.​

You can trust Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for cataract surgery at Spire Regency

At Spire Regency, 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
  • Multifocal – corrects both near and distance vision, like varifocal glasses

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 Regency

Finding us

We’re located just a five minute drive away from Macclesfield town centre and Macclesfield station, with free parking available.

Your appointments

Typically, you should be given an appointment with one of our consultants within a few days of enquiry. Your appointment will be in one of our 10 consultation rooms, at which time your consultant may discuss your symptoms or previous diagnoses.

Additionally, sight tests and biometry testing, which is used to calculate the power of new intraocular lens (IOL), may also be carried out if needed. You may also need drops in your eye, which will mean you'll need to arrange transport home as you'll be unable to drive.

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

You’ll only be here for a few hours, so you won’t need to bring too much with you. You may wish to bring a change of clothes.

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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