By working as a consultant team, the Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership can offer all inclusive private cataract surgery, performed by the Consultant of your choice (please see Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership for details). We offer an surgery at an inclusive cost. Most patients choose local anaesthetic day-case surgery, which requires only a half-day hospital visit. The actual surgery is usually completed in less than 30 minutes. Local anaesthetic also means age or ill-health should not normally be a barrier to cataract surgery. A consultant anaesthetist is also present at all cases to ensure your comfort during the procedure. General anaesthetic is an option for some patients if required. The microsurgery to remove the cataract is performed using small incision Phacomulsification technique, with usually good healing of the eye and recovery of vision.
Please note a referral is not always necessary for an initial cataract consultation.
Other eye problems
In addition to being experienced cataract surgeons our consultant ophthalmologists include leading sub specialists in all areas of eye disease. Charges for a private out-patient appointment with a Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership sub specialist are £110.00 for a new appointment and £80.00 for a follow-up appointment.
Common eye conditions for which private appointments are available for include:
- Age related macular degeneration and other retinal problems
- Corneal disease and dry eye
- Children’s eye problems & children’s and adult squint
- Oculoplastic Surgery
Appointments can also be made directly with your choice of specific consultant ophthalmologist. Please contact us on (0191) 282 4405.