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Cataract surgery - Private cataract operations

If you would like to learn about cataracts surgery and the cost of cataracts surgery, the information of this page will be of help to you.


A cataract operation involves the removal of a cataract, a cloudy lens in the eye, and the insertion of  a lens implant into the eye.  In the majority of cases of cataracts no stitches are required.  Cataracts treatment is normally carried out with a local anaesthetic (the patient remains awake).  Most patients have  a cataract operation as a day case, although some opt to stay in hospital overnight. Cataract surgery does not involve laser treatment.


For more information, visit "About cataract treatment".


If you would like a quote for a private cataract operation, complete our hospital treatment enquiry form.

Featured cataract surgery clinics

The following ophthalmic surgery centres and clinics are specialists in cataract operations and treatment, and have extensive services for those seeking private eye surgery in the UK.

What does it cost

What does cataract surgery cost?

A private cataract removal operation will normally cost in the region of £1,600 to £2,700 inclusive of hospital charges and consultant’s fees. It is essential that the condition of the patient’s eye is properly evaluated before a final quotation for a cataract operation is given by any provider. 

Get a quote

Get a quote for private caratact surgery

 If you would like a quote for a cataracts operation, complete our surgery enquiry form. Your enquiry will be sent to a maximum of three private hospitals or private clinics, usually in your local area, who carry out cataract surgery.


Useful information on the web


Information resource

Information provider

Understanding cataracts


Don't Lose Sight of Cataract

National Eye Institute (USA)

Understanding Cataracts (PDF file)

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists