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Forming cataracts is the clouding of the natural lens, in your eye.

Learn more about what they are and how we can help to treat the condition, here at Ultralase.

Just like looking through a dirty camera lens, having to deal with cataracts can really affect your quality of life. The development of cataracts will interfere with the way light passes through the eye, resulting in blurred vision, which cannot be rectified with prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Cataracts diagram

This condition will generally affect people aged 70 and over, however, they can develop at any age.

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the world.

What happens in cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens. This procedure is pain free, and performed under a local anaesthetic.

Cataracts patient
  • A small incision is made in the side of the eye, not even 3mm in length. This incision is so small, you will not require stitches and it will heal naturally.
  • Ultrasound vibrations are used to loosen the contents in the lens, and a very small suction tube is used to remove this.
  • Your new lens will then be inserted in place of your old lens.
  • Remember: We never do bilateral procedures. Each eye will be treated separately, with a minimum of a week inbetween, diary dependent.
  • Surgery time is: 20 minutes per eye.
  • You will be given time in the recovery room prior to being checked over and allowed to go home.


How much does cataract surgery cost?

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From 2495 per eye
From £166.25 (12 months, 0% APR)

Book yourself in for a consultation here.