Optegra Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a condition that is caused by a clouding over of the lens, thereby affecting vision. The condition is the most commonly diagnosed eye disorder in the UK for the over 55’s. Cataracts do not instantly affect vision to the point surgery is required; they build gradually and grow in size. In the early stages the use of eye glasses and contact lenses can help to improve vision but over time the use of these instruments will have little effect; as the cataract grows it will cause blurred vision and light sensitivity and then vision loss.

Optegra Cataract Surgery

Optegra cataract surgery hospitals offer the best treatment possible for this condition and can treat cataracts not only in the over 55’s but also in people of any age and with other conditions such as diabetes or kidney disease.


Optegra cataract surgery hospitals are one of the leading private eye clinics in the UK and currently have hospitals in:

  • Yorkshire
  • Guilford
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Hampshire

Each of Optegra’s hospitals offers a place where patients can relax and be cared for in a calm and comfortable environment. From the first consultation right through to the final post surgery treatment check -up patients’ can sample the world class service that Optegra offers with surgeons of over 20 years’ experience. There are many treatments available including:

  • Refractive eye surgery
  • Laser vision correction
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Cosmetic treatments

The overall level of service can be seen fully in there cataract surgery service.

Cataract surgery

Optegra cataract surgery hospitals offer a comprehensive service from start to finish. Cataract surgery is quick, safe and painless and is carried out by experienced, qualified ophthalmologists.
Before surgery a full consultancy will be carried out in which the positives and negatives of surgery will be discussed and all of your questions and queries can be answered.

Surgery is performed at one of the Optegra hospitals on an out- patient basis and under local anaesthetic. The surgeon will make a small incision (3 mm) on the surface of the eye and use ultrasound which works at high speed to break up the cataract for easy removal; the tiny fragments of the cataract are removed from the eye using suction. The clouded lens is then replaced with a new artificial lens which is implanted permanently into the eye.

Treatment is customised to each individual customer requirement and Optegra cataract surgery hospitals offer a full bespoke experience. A full choice of lens options is available and many can offer secondary vision correction, these choices will be fully discussed during the free consultancy that is provided.


Modern cataract surgery is extremely efficient and patients can expect to resume everyday activities within just two or three days. The consultant will discuss the benefits of taking it easy in the days following surgery and what can and can’t be done; you will also be called back for a follow- up appointment in which the details of cataract surgery and the results will be discussed.