Moorfields Private
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Moorfields PrivateLeading private hospital in London

Moorfields Private is the London-based private division of the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a reputation as a centre of excellence for providing ophthalmic care to private patients from the UK and across the world.

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Conditions and treatments

With an international reputation for excellence, Moorfields Private provides a comprehensive range of treatments for all eye conditions, from simple correction of vision to complex eye surgery.

To see details of our treatments and find a consultant or specialist, select from the list above.

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About Moorfields Private

For over 200 years Moorfields has pioneered research, employed the brightest minds and delivered visionary eye care. They are proud to be considered a world leading destination for expert eye treatment and continue to set international standards in ophthalmology and train surgeons from all over the world.

Being part of the Moorfields heritage provides the reassurance that you will have access to world-class consultant eye specialists who provide treatment and care for private patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to the most complex eye health conditions that often require treatment not available anywhere else in the world.

This, together with access to their flagship centre offering the latest laser, cataract and implantable contact lens treatments for vision correction and consultants specialising in cosmetic eye treatment, enables private patients to access the most comprehensive range of ophthalmic services available in the UK.

The younger patients are cared for at the Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre, one of the world’s largest specialist children’s ophthalmology centres.

Moorfields Private patients frequently recommend them to their family, friends and colleagues as their preferred provider.

Their financial surplus is re-invested back into Moorfields to support NHS services.

World-class care

Choosing treatment at Moorfields Private gives you access to world-renowned consultants, who regularly appear in industry features recognising them as among the most influential in ophthalmology.

Moorfields Private offers the most comprehensive range of eye care services available in the UK. Patients of all ages are referred and can self-refer to the hospital from both within the UK and overseas.

At every visit, you will see the surgeon of your choice who will supervise every aspect of your treatment. All consultant ophthalmologists at Moorfields hold accredited positions at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Specialist treatment

As well as treating the full range of common eye conditions, surgeons at Moorfields Private are specialists in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and cosmetic eye surgery. Surgeons are also experienced in the treatment of rare and complex eye conditions. The team includes specialists in the following fields of ophthalmology:

  • Adnexal and cosmetic eye surgery
  • Cataract
  • Corneal (abrasions, keratoconus, Fuchs Dystrophy and corneal graft)
  • Episcleritis/Scleritis
  • Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic for adults with urgent eye problems (dry eye, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, trauma, painful or watery eyes)
  • Genetic eye diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Medical retina (age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macula oedema, retinal vein occlusion)
  • Neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus
  • Ocular oncology
  • Children’s eye conditions
  • Vision correction surgery (LASEK, SMILE, TransPRK and LASIK, lens replacement and implantable contact lens surgery)
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal conditions (retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, and complications related to diabetic retinopathy)

Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic at Moorfields Private offers adult patients same and next day appointments with world renowned Moorfields Private consultants.

A full list of the available services can be found here: Moorfields Private Services

Vision correction

At Moorfields Private, you can receive vision correction from a world leader in eye care. And as a specialist centre they are able to offer surgery to patients with complex eye care needs who can't be treated elsewhere.

Moorfields Private offers three types of vision correction: laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange where the lens is replaced, and implantable contact lenses.

These procedures are performed using the most advanced refractive laser techniques and high-tech equipment, which is regularly updated to provide high accuracy, reduced operation time and better results for patients.

They also frequently review complex cases from other providers. If you have been treated elsewhere and need a second opinion, Moorfields Private experts can provide a thorough review.

Overseas patients

Moorfields Private warmly welcomes patients from overseas. The experienced consultants that practice at Moorfields Private see many visitors from outside the UK and offer everything from the latest laser vision correction to specialised care for rare conditions. Children are treated in their dedicated paediatric unit, with registered children’s nurses and a playroom staffed by qualified specialists.

A dedicated service for international patients ensures that each stage of the treatment pathway is managed through one central point of contact. The referral engagement team can arrange treatment around the patient’s travel plans and provide ongoing communication with embassy or corporate sponsors and their medical teams, ensuring continuity of care when their patients have returned to their home country. Find out more about your visit to Moorfields Private.

Ways to pay

Moorfields Private welcomes patients with private medical insurance, patients who are sponsored by a third party or embassy, and patients who wish to fund their own treatment.

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Self paying patients

The hospital accepts all major credit and debit cards. Payment is normally required in advance of treatment. Please note that Moorfields Private is unable to accept cash payments.

Interest free payment plans are available for many vision correction, oculoplastic and cataract procedures as well as cost-effective package price bundles for laser eye surgery, vision correction, cataract and chalazion treatments.

Insured patients

Moorfields Private is recognised by all major UK insurers.

Insured patients are politely reminded to contact their insurance company in the first instance to check that they are covered for the treatment they are seeking and to obtain a pre-authorisation number. Although the hospital will invoice an insurer or sponsor directly, prompt processing of claims remains the responsibility of the patient. Take-home medication is not covered by medical insurance.

Third party/Embassy sponsorship
Patients who have third party sponsorship from an employer, company or embassy will be asked to provide a letter of guarantee from their embassy/company prior to their visit to Moorfields Private. This can be emailed to Payment for any take-home medication is the patient’s responsibility unless it is stated in their letter of guarantee.


Facilities and services

Specialist clinics

  • Eye clinic
  • Laser eye clinic


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