Private cataract surgery

For a life free of cataracts, private cataract surgery is a great option to restore natural clear vision. Our straightforward cataract correction procedure is one of the most successful revolutions in modern medicine and is one of the true cures in modern healthcare.

Why choose cataract surgery?

Choose My-iClinic for private cataract surgery and your treating surgeon helps you to make a fully informed decision, ensuring you get the best possible treatment for your cataracts, allowing you to rediscover a life of clear vision without the need for glasses.

Following our 5-star rated service, many patients enjoy better vision than they did before cataracts even developed. Skip long waiting times and return to a normal and full life with My-iClinic.

How Much Does Private Cataract Surgery Cost?

From £2400 per eye*

This price covers patients for all surgery costs, including post-operative medication and visits, follow-up appointments (up to 4 weeks after your procedure) and management of any unforeseen complications.

*Prices vary between your chosen eye surgery specialist. Occasionally it is necessary to charge extra if a patient has a very complicated or advanced cataract. Such extra charges would be discussed before the surgery takes place. It does not include the initial consultation.

What do our Cataract patients say?

We are proud to hear we make a meaningful difference to your life

Mr Bolger suggested having cataract surgery on both eyes on the same day and whilst I had concerns, I decided to go ahead. The day after I was able to remove the eye pads and I had perfect vision. I have told many people that it was the best thing I have ever spent my money on. I have needed spectacles or contact lenses since I was 9 years old and now have 20/20 vision with no assistance from spectacles. I would highly recommend the My-iClinic.

Mrs Penelope Carrozza

Just discharged after having monovision cataract surgery in both eyes I am delighted with the outcome. I can see both near and far and have been able to dispense with my contact lenses and glasses. I have been well looked after from my first contact. Mr Bolger was very professional and reassuring and I felt at all times that I was in good hands. I cannot fault the whole experience including the charges, which having researched various alternatives, proved to be very reasonable.

Anne Collins

My-iClinic was recommended to me by 3 different people that had surgery there so I was not nervous. From booking the first appointment, to the surgery for cataract on both eyes, the aftercare instructions and post operation consultation, it was smooth sailing all the way. I was warmly received and was comfortable because I felt I was in safe hands because of the professionalism of the staff, the environment which was very clean with very nice soothing decor, and so many equipments. The whole procedure was explained thoroughly by the team of nurses and technicians and also by the surgeon, Ms Odufuwa. The procedure was painless and quick and my eyesight improved tremendously (like 100%!!!) and I don't need glasses anymore!!! I must thank Ms Odufuwa and her team for the great and efficient service received and I would not hesitate to recommend her and the clinic to my family, friends and associates.

Olukemi Thomas

I can fully recommend My-iClinic as they are professional and extremely friendly. I was very nervous about having my cataract surgery and extremely anxious. However, upon arrival I was made to feel completely at ease and Mr Bolger put all my concerns to rest. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I would like to thank the whole team who saw me through this especially Matt and Pawel. Thank you everyone at my-iClinic!

Maureen Smart

I came to My-iClinic to have my cataract operation. The receptionist was professional and friendly as were the staff who performed the tests necessary for my consultant appointment. The booklet I was given to read was so informative I had very few more questions to ask. On the big day I was reassuringly prepared for the op which has been extremely successful. Thank you

Louise Edwards

Mr Bolger (My-Clinic) was recommended to me by a friend of mine, who is an eye surgeon, to be the best hand in the country. My experience came true to expectation. I am extremely happy with the result of my cataract operation by Mr Bolger and the excellent post-op care. I am also grateful to Mr Bolger’s surgical team and staff at My-Clinic.

Nancy Ghazi

I was delighted with the results of my surgery for cataract performed by Ms Bola Odufuwa. She explained every detail of the procedure to reassure me at every step as I was apprehensive at first. After surgery, I was amazed to see how bright and clear everything was immediately. Her precise instructions on how to care for my eyes post operatively ensured that I had a rapid and successful recovery. I cannot thank her enough and feel totally rejuvenated. Ms Odufuwa had been recommended to me by a friend who had been successfully treated. I too would highly recommend her to anyone.

Kofo Anjori

I could not be happier with my “new eyes” (cataract surgery). I was very nervous and the team at the centre all went out of their way to put me at my ease. I found my consultation with Mr Bolger reassuring as he was able to it the risks into perspective. I am pleased I trusted his advice to have both eyes operated on at the same time. I can now see how unbalanced I would have been for weeks if I had had one eye operated on at a time.

Julie Graham

Excellent service as on previous visits. Just had cataract implant surgery by Mr. Bolger. All gone very smoothly. (Clinic took great, sympathetic care of my 97 year old mother earlier too.) All staff at the clinic are totally professional but friendly and accessible. You can call them if you have concerns without feeling you are a nuisance. Care is taken over hygiene and Covid security and the clinic is well equipped for running many different eye tests. I always recommend them to my friends as I have only had good experiences there.

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What is a Cataract?

Just behind the pupil of your eye is the lens. This focuses the light entering the pupil to make a clear image in the retina. The retina changes the image into a nerve impulse so that the brain can “see” it. Usually, the lens of the eye is crystal clear so that light passes through it easily, allowing you to see.

If any cloudiness develops in the lens, it starts to block the light passing through, and you can begin to see things blurrily. This clouding of the lens is called cataracts. When the blurring gets worse, it’s better to have the cloudy lens removed by the simple procedure and replaced by a clear, man-made lens. This lens is called an implant and helps you see life once again in high definition.

What is a cataract implant?

When the cataract has been removed from the bag in which it is contained, it is replaced by a synthetic lens implant . This new lens is implanted into the space which had been occupied by your own natural lens. There are many types of implant, and if you choose My-iClinic for cataract surgery, we will help you choose the one which fits your lifestyle and your needs to the highest possible degree.

While removing a cataract, My-iClinic makes it possible to refocus the eye, giving crystal clear distance vision. Many of our patients are able to continue routine daily tasks without the need for spectacles – even those who had previously depended on glasses can have vision restored.

Our private cataract surgery implant method

The technique, called refractive phaco for short, is the most successful method of restoring your vision following cataract surgery. The incision is approximately 1.8mm wide – about a fifth of the width of your small fingernail. The cloudy lens is broken down inside the eye and delicately washed out. This lens is then replaced with a clear man-made one. The new lens is inserted and it opens up gently like a flower when inside. No stitches are used and the incision is self-sealing, making your route to crystal clear vision a simple yet effective path.

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How it works

There are 3 easy steps to gaining freedom from cataracts.
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Give our friendly team a call and we’ll offer specialist advice to any questions you have.

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Book the first step so we can examine your eyes and explain your treatment options.

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Discover how great it feels to have happy and healthy eyes again.

Enjoy clear vision without glasses

Following cataract surgery, the most satisfied patients are those who do not require glasses to see clearly. Since your eye is refocused during the operation, our experts take the opportunity to focus it for no distance glasses; even if you have worn glasses all your life. Implants, like glasses, come in different strengths and we will measure your eye to find the strength of the implant most suitable for you.

We cannot guarantee that patients will not depend on glasses in every case, even those patients who did not depend on glasses beforehand.

Most patients can expect to be able to carry out most tasks without having to resort to the need for glasses. If glasses are required they are normally very weak ones. Occasionally, some patients prefer to have their eyes focused on near vision so that they can read without glasses. These patients, however, need glasses to see clearly in the distance. It can sometimes be forgotten that the primary function of cataract surgery is to prevent you from going blind from cataracts. Being spectacle free afterwards is a great bonus which we always try to achieve, that although is an amazing advantage, is not the main reason for the surgery.

Having cataract surgery on both eyes done together

At My-iClinic it is standard practice to have ​​cataract surgery done on both eyes on the same day. We treat each eye like two independent procedures, one after another. This makes the cataract surgery process much simpler and easier for our patients, allowing you to get back to work and enjoy clear vision as quickly as possible.

Research shows cataract surgery on both eyes simultaneously is just as safe as having each eye operation on separate occasions.

Relieve your symptoms with treatment for blepharitis

If you’ve been struggling with severe, repeated bouts of blepharitis, then we can help. Our expert ophthalmologists will advise on the blepharitis causes and treatment that are most aligned with your unique case.

To alleviate your irritation, either give us a call or book a consultation with our lovely team today.

Our private cataract surgery process

Before the cataract operation

Before your cataract surgery, you will see your chosen treating surgeon, where, along with specialist advice you can decide the best possible outcome to suit your needs. During the same appointment, we assess your cataracts and eyes to ensure there are no underlying conditions and that you are comfortable to have the treatment.

Using the latest, highly sophisticated equipment, our highly detailed assessment typically takes two hours. However, measuring the eye for surgery is simple and nothing to worry about, all you have to do is to stare at a target and our modern machine does the rest with zero stress and no upheaval.

There is no pain or discomfort and it takes just seconds, the tissue on the back of the cornea is examined and recorded and once the measurements are taken, we can create your bespoke, tailor-made replacement lens.

On the day of the operation

On the day of your private cataract surgery, our friendly team will look after you from the moment you walk in the door. Everything has been already been prepared. There are no injections and the entire procedure is quick and pain-free.

During the operation, your surgeon will create a tiny incision into the surface of your eye to remove the cataract from your natural lens. Then, the bespoke replacement lens is inserted, replacing your natural cataractous lens giving you the crystal clear vision you have missed. You then return to the waiting area with a clear shield over the operated eye, and when ready, you can go and rest at home. Following your cataract surgery, your vision will be blurry for the rest of the day. The eye is can be a little achy or scratchy as it heals.

The next day after cataract surgery

Following your cataract surgery, your vision will be blurry for the rest of the day, but the following day it will drastically improve and sometimes, the eye is can be a little achy or scratchy as it heals.

When you get up the next morning following cataract surgery, you may remove the eye shield and the vast majority of patients can see clearly immediately.

Activities after the operation.

You should take things easy for the first few days. You may bend and stoop but it is best to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities for about ten days. It is advisable to avoid anything tiring. Check out our guide for advice on what you can and cannot do after cataract surgery.

If you do need glasses following cataract surgery your eyes will not be ready for the new spectacles until around six weeks after the operation. After this time you may return to your optometrist and have a routine eye test to ensure everything is OK. In the meantime, you may continue to wear your present reading glasses although they may not be as sharp as before.

Will you need glasses after cataract surgery?

It is possible to plan to treat long and short-sightedness as well as presbyopia at the time of your cataract surgery. Our private cataract surgery is complete in just a few steps.

Getting the focused vision you desire

Following cataract surgery patients typically have great distance vision, allowing them to watch TV, drive and walk without any glasses or contact lenses. However, some patients may need to have new spectacles for very close up work such as reading or computer work.

Some people would choose to have one eye focused for near and the other focused for distance. We do offer mini monovision correction to allow independence from reading glasses, during your initial consultation, your specialist will discuss this with you and help you make the best possible choice for your lifestyle and needs. .If this is an option you would like to consider, additional tests would be carried out to determine what would be the best option for you.

Replacement lenses are different for every single patient and can even be made to also correct astigmatism. This entire process is solely focused on giving you the best possible vision following our private cataract surgery.

If you wish to be free of glasses for the vast majority of your life looking at near, intermediate and long distances, then Presbyond laser vision correction is the best option for you. The laser procedure is carried out at our clinic 3 to 6 months after the cataract operation. We no longer offer multifocal implants as we feel they do not give the best vision.

* For prolonged reading in dim light or for very fine print, there is a possibility reading glasses are still needed.

We’re here to help you see clearly again

Do you, or a loved one struggle to see the world clearly from cataracts? If you want professional, private cataract surgery without the long waiting times, give us a call or book a consultation with our friendly team today.

At My-iClinic, we deeply care for every single one of our cataracts. Priding ourselves on providing a simple, stress-free process, completely pain-free with bespoke lenses so that you can enjoy a new lease of life.

About Our London Eye Clinic Experts

Meet the My-iClinic founders, Mr John Bolger and Ms Bola Odufuwa. Two consultant eye surgeons who made it their life goal to make your life better.

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Bola Odufuwa-Bolger

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Clinic Director

Bola Odufuwa is a consultant ophthalmologist at The Royal Free Hospital and My-iClinic. Her specialities include cataract, glaucoma, paediatric, and laser refractive surgery. Bola has had extensive training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where she gained expertise in the management of various eye conditions.

Bola Odufuwa’s special interests include optimal refractive outcomes following cataract surgery, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, and assessment eyesight in children with special needs: particularly dyslexia and autism.

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Mr John Bolger

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Clinic Director

John Bolger is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinic Director at My-iClinic. His specialities include ophthalmology, laser refractive surgery (SMILE, Presbyond, LASIK, PRK, PTK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and macular degeneration.

Over the course of his career, John Bolger has carried out over 35,000 cataract operations, 20 of which were for eye surgeons. He has also taught over 1500 young ophthalmologists worldwide as they begin their surgical careers.

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