The complete guide to cataract surgery
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Cataract surgery - what to expect
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the clouded lens
that over time can cause eyesight to gradually worsen. The procedure can take
around 15 to 20 minutes in which the surgeon will break up the cloudy lens and
replace it with an artificial lens. In rare cases, a stitch will be used to
close the small incision that the surgeon has made. This will be removed in six
weeks after you have made a full recovery from the procedure. Cataract removal
is usually carried out with local anaesthetic and patients can expect to return
home on the same day as the treatment.
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A cataract is a condition affecting the lens of the eye. The lens is situated inside the eye behind the pupil and iris. Its normal function is to focus the light to ensure we see a clear image. A cataract is present when the lens, which is normally clear, becomes cloudy. This restricts the amount of light that is able to enter the eye, causing blurred vision, dazzle and glare.
A cataract can be treated by an operation to remove the cloudy lens. This does not involve laser treatment. A lens implant is inserted into the eye to replace the cataract. In the majority of cases no stitches are required. The operation is normally carried out with a local anaesthetic (the patient remains awake). Most patients have surgery as a day case, although some opt to stay in hospital over night
UK prices for cataract removal
UK price range
Indicative price by region
Cataract removal: Central London
Cataract removal: Home counties
Cataract removal: Midlands
Cataract removal: North of England Cataract removal: Scotland