Private Cataract Surgery

Private cataract surgery is now available via Parkside Private Patient Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital. Our experienced consultants are here to offer their advice on the best treatment for you. We will make sure you are well informed at all times and that you are offered the very best standards of care.

Appointments are available for pre-assessment and after your operation. All of our cataract surgery procedures take place in the new Ophthalmic Theatre Suite at Musgrove Park Hospital offers state of the art technology and comfortable surroundings.

Safe, professional private cataract surgery at an established hospital

Receive the professional care you expect from a private hospital and get added peace of mind because you will know your treatment is being delivered within the supporting structure of an established NHS hospital. We will always be here to support you when you need us.

Information about cataract surgery and what we offer

When is cataract surgery recommended?

As you get into older age it is normal to have minor cloudiness of the lens. However significant cloudiness or cataracts can slowly worsen and at this point surgery to remove the damaged lens is the only way to restore your normal vision. In many cases it is not necessary to have cataract surgery if your vision is not significantly affected. For example, if you are still able to carry out everyday tasks like reading and recognising faces without significant difficulty.

What is involved in the cataract operation?

In comparison to many other surgical procedures cataract surgery is relatively straightforward. The full procedure will typically take between 30 and 45 minutes. You will be given a local anaesthetic, which means you will recover faster and be able to go home on the same day as the operation. The surgery involves removing the damaged lens from your eye. When the lens has been removed, the surgeon inserts a small plastic lens, called an intraocular implant, also known as an intraocular lens. Once the procedure is complete you are taken to a ward so you can recover before leaving the hospital later that day.

Where will the procedure take place?

You will have a pre-assessment appointment with your consultant in the Eye Clinic at Musgrove Park Hospital and if you require a cataract operation you will be operated on in the Ophthalmic Theatre Suite at Musgrove Park Hospital. Follow-up appointments will usually be held in the Eye Clinic too.