Private cataract surgery Worcester

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,860

At Spire South Bank 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 a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • 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 South Bank

Here at Spire South Bank, we’re proud to have a team of ophthalmologists (eye specialists) that provide cataract removal surgery 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 South Bank 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 with eyesight correction Fees
Initial consultation £235
Treatment £2,625
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,860
Monthly treatment price

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

£127
Representative example
Loan amount £2,125
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,286

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 South Bank 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 South Bank

At Spire South Bank, 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 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 South Bank

Getting here

Spire South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away, as are Worcester Shrub Hill station and Worcester Foregate Street station. We have free on-site parking available for you 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 12 consultation rooms to discuss any symptoms or a previous diagnosis. They may carry out tests such as:

  • Biometry testing – to calculate the power of the new intraocular lens (IOL) required
  • Pentacam or corneal measurements

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

You’ll only be with us for a few hours for your operation so won’t need an overnight bag.

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

On arrival for your cataract surgery:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team, admitted and your pupil will be dilated in preparation for surgery
  • You may be given a sedative to help you feel relaxed
  • You’ll be given a local anaesthetic 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
  • Your chosen intraocular lens will then be inserted by the consultant

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:

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

Spire South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire South Bank Hospital,

139 Bath Road
Worcester
WR5 3YB

Main Switchboard:  01905 350003

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01905 362252

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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