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Why go private for eye surgery?

Why should I consider eye surgery in a private clinic if I can get it for free in an NHS facility?


  • In order to ensure the best possible outcome, eye surgery in a private clinic is usually performed by the same consultant who has attended to your diagnosis. In most NHS facilities, the surgeon or registrar who has attended to your diagnosis may not be the same person who attends to your surgery.

  • The latest and most sophisticated lenses are available to patients at the leading private eye clinics. Many of these lenses are not provided by NHS hospitals. This enables the ophthalmologist to choose lenses best suited for your particular condition and/or needs.

  • Private clinics are equipped with the latest computerised and technologically advanced equipment. This is of importance when it comes to precise diagnosis, determining the best treatment and most suitable outcome for your particular eye condition.

  • In the NHS, you will have to wait for a diagnostic appointment and a date on which the eye surgery can be performed. In a private hospital or in private clinics, an appointment for diagnosis and surgery can be arranged without any waiting period.

  • By specialising in eyes only, in a day surgery environment,  eye clinics aim to minimise exposure to MRSA and other hospital acquired infections.


Why should I consider private eye surgery in a dedicated eye clinic instead of a private hospital?


  • A dedicated eye surgery clinic is built, equipped and staffed with the aim to attend to eye related ailments. By doing so, the entire facility is specially focused on eyes only. This enables us to ensure that the best possible equipment is used and the best possible outcome is achieved.

  • In a dedicated eye unit patients are only exposed to other patients with eye related problems. The risk associated with MRSA and exposure to other unwanted diseases is therefore minimised.

  • Superspecialised and dedicated eye clinics are becoming more and more the accepted norm when it comes to eye surgery. Today more than 50% of all eye procedures which are attended to in the USA are performed in day clinics. 

  • Most eye clinics make use of the latest technology and are equipped with state of the art equipment to attend to the needs of its patients. It is almost impossible for multidisciplinary hospitals to achieve the same level of sophistication. 

  • Their staff are purpose trained in ophthalmology, have many years of experience and are dedicated to the wellbeing of their patients within the high standard of care they deliver. 

  • The price applicable to surgery performed at these private clinics is lower than the price charged for similar procedures by private hospitals.