Cataract surgery involves the removal of the existing cloudy lens and replacement with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). I would be pleased to discuss your requirements in order to ensure that the outcome of your cataract surgery perfectly matches your lifestyle.
Lens choices for cataract surgery
I offer several different types of intraocular lens, depending on your individual requirements:
- High quality aspheric monofocal lenses
- Toric lenses (to correct astigmatism - where the eye is 'rugby ball-shaped' rather than spherical).
- Multifocal lenses
Many patients have cataracts in both eyes. In this case it is usual to operate on the worst eye first and then assess the balance between the new lens and the existing eye in order to select the ideal power for the second lens.
The standard all-inclusive package price for cataract surgery is £2,499 per eye, which includes the initial consultation, all surgical and hospital charges, replacement lens, pre-operative assessment, nursing care and one month of follow-up care with me.
Safe and successful cataract surgery
Modern cataract surgery is very safe and painless. It is usually performed under local anaesthetic without the need for an injection - gentle numbing drops are all that are required for most patients. You can return home within a couple of hours, and the vast majority of cataract patients experience a very quick recovery.
I undertake hundreds of cataract operations each year and my surgical complication rates are extremely low. Research published in February 2015 by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists finds a national average complication rate of 1.95%; my own complication rate is just 0.093%; 20 times lower than the national figure.
Recent patient testimonials
“From the first consultation onwards the process was timely and very professional” BC November 17
“The nurses knew what they had to do, Mr Butler was excellent” JH November 17
"It is wonderful to see everything bright and clear. It feels like I have been lifted out of a fog, I am so grateful" TH January 18
"Friendliness with efficiency - information given both verbally (so any questions can be asked and answered) and in printed form, for reference later." April 18