Cataract Surgery or phacoemulsification is a surgical operation used to treat cataracts.
Our Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons offer private cataract surgery.
Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for cataract surgery at Fairfield Independent Hospital.
We work with all known insurance companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.
“At Fairfield Independent Hospital, we also offer refractive cataract surgery, which uses state-of-the-art premium lenses. Refractive cataract surgery can potentially reduce the chances of needing glasses after cataract surgery “
Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with cataract surgery specifically.
Cataract surgery is a procedure that is usually performed under local anaesthetic. If you need cataract surgery on both eyes, then the operations are generally done within a few weeks of each other.
Cataract operations are usually performed as a day case procedure, meaning you will be able to leave the hospital on the same day.
You must arrange for transportation to and from the hospital on the day of the operation as your vision will be slightly blurred.
After your cataract operation, your vision will be blurry at first and you may be asked to wear a protective patch. Your sight should return a few hours after the operation and your vision should improve over the next week or two.
Your Consultant will advise you when you can return to normal activities following your cataract operation. It is important to look after your eye as you are told, to reduce the risk of complications.
Once a cataract has been removed it cannot return to the same eye. The artificial lens which has replaced your eye’s natural lens in surgery does not allow cataracts to build up.
Key facts about the procedure
Why choose us:
A high level of Consultant level care every time
Flexible appointments to suit you
No waiting lists or long delays
We have a team of
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, who provide a comprehensive service for patients who suffer from Cataracts or other types of eye-related conditions.
You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.
During your initial consultation you will be seen by a consultant, who is specifically trained and has experience of performing Cataract surgery. You will be able to explain your medical history and any concerns you might have with the surgeon who would be performing the Cataract surgery.
Your consultant will discuss with you if they feel any further diagnostic tests such as scans or blood tests are needed, if there are any other treatment pathways to consider such as YAG laser treatment, which might be an option or if you can be booked straight in for a procedure.
We work with all known insurance companies, and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.
Cataract Surgery Guide Price (Per eye)
Includes One Post-Op Appointment
Includes One Post-Op Appointment
Total Guide Price
The guide price may vary depending on:
Which consultant you choose
Your medical history
The type of diagnostic investigation your consultant advises is best for you
If you have had a recent diagnostic investigation and we can access it
The type of anaesthetic your consultant advises is best for you
The type of implant, drug or the actual procedure you choose or your consultant advises is best for you
The guide prices correct as at the 1 of January, 2016
Following your consultation you will be made clear of the costs to you before you go ahead with your treatment.
The initial consultation guide price covers the cost of your initial appointment with your consultant. The consultation fee is due in full on the day of the appointment.
The diagnostic investigations guide price covers the approximate cost of any tests you may require to assist the consultant with a diagnosis, such as x-rays and blood tests. Any associated costs will be made clear to you before you proceed with any scan or test.
The Main Treatment guide price covers your stay in hospital as long as it is clinically necessary. This guide price includes all pre-operative tests that the Hospital requires to ensure you are fit for surgery, the fees for your consultant and anaesthetist to perform the procedure, and any nursing care, medication and food after. However, if your consultant advises that you need a different prosthesis, or you request a non standard item, then the guide price for your treatment will alter. This will be made clear to you before you go ahead with your treatment and will become the ‘fixed price’. The payment for the main treatment is due in full, five days prior to your admission date.
Post discharge care following your discharge from Hospital is included in your fixed price care package. This price includes a single post-op consultant consultation and physiotherapy visits (up to the number stated), removal of any stitches, change of dressings and any medication you need to take home with you. The main treatment price also includes the cost of treating any complications at the Hospital for 365 days following the date of your procedure where those complications arise directly out of the treatment you receive as part of your treatment package and are identified within 365 days of your discharge from Hospital, provided that you have followed the advice of your Consultants and any other medical professionals involved in your care following the procedure. This includes any consultations, outpatient, day-care and inpatient treatment that the Consultant says you need and which the Hospital agrees to provide.
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About your recovery:
After your cataract surgery you will be transferred to the recovery ward and then to your private room.
You should be able to go home after a few hours. You will need to arrange a responsible adult to take you home in a car or taxi.
Be sure to discuss your return to normal activities following a cataract surgery with your surgeon.
It is important that you follow the advice the Hospital and the consultant provide you.
Following cataract surgery your surgeon may give you an eye shield to wear for about a week.
Do not drive until you are confident about controlling your vehicle and, always check with your insurance policy and with your doctor.
The information on this page is for reference only and has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. The information contained on this page should not be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Our Consultant Ophthalmic (eye) surgeons provide
private ophthalmology services, tailored to individual needs in fully equipped clean examination rooms.
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