Private cataract surgery East Sussex

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,425

At Spire Sussex 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

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 Sussex

At Spire Sussex we have dedicated ophthalmologists who specialise in cataract removal 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 Sussex 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 £2,245
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,425
Monthly treatment price

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

£119
Representative example
Loan amount £1,995
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,142

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 Sussex 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 Sussex

At Spire Sussex, 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 a choice of different makes including:

  • Hoya lenses
  • Alcon
  • 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 Sussex

Getting here

We’re situated near Hastings, the nearest railway stations are Hastings Town and Battle, both approximately three miles away, or 10 minutes by car. 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 six 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.

Before your cataract operation, 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

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

Any eye pain, redness or itching should go

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


    Any eye pain, redness or itching should go

  • 10-14 days


    Clear eyesight restored

  • 4-6 weeks


    Fully back to normal

How to get to us

Situated near Hastings, our patients come from East Sussex and Kent, including Battle, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook and Ashford.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Sussex Hospital,

The Ridge
St Leonards On Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7RE

Main SwitchBoard:  01424 757400

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01424 757455

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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