What are Cataracts?

“Cataract surgery is a safe procedure that can achieve life changing improvement when cataracts have progressed enough to seriously impair vision and affect the patient’s quality of life.”

About cataracts

Cataracts are among the most common eye problems and they are generally associated with ageing, trauma, diabetes or genetics to name a few. A cataract is clouding of the lens inside the eye. When left untreated, cataracts can lead to difficulty reading, driving or engaging in day-to-day activities. In severe cases, cataracts can even lead to blindness.

The team at Harley Street Eye Hospital are leading physicians in the treatment of cataracts and their expertise makes your experience at Harley Street Eye Hospital unparalleled.

Almost 2.5 million people in the United Kingdom, 40 years or older suffer from cataracts, and that number is expected to grow 50% by 2032. The good news is that vision loss related to cataracts is reversible and simpler than ever with our cataract surgery in London. With state-of-the-art equipment, we are now able to assess the different stages of cataract development meaning that we can detect any abnormalities before the cataract develops, giving you more options for treatment.

Treatment Options

At Harley Street Eye Hospital, our cataract treatment is effective and can get you substantial results. Our hospital has access to all the top of the range, latest intraocular lenses (IOL) available today. Your surgeon will help you decide which option is best for your needs which may include cutting-edge laser eye surgery for cataracts.

There are many options available to you including:

  • Choice of lens implants (IOL) such as
    • Multi focal HD lens implants
    • Tri focal HD lens implants - no spectacles for near or far for life
    • All injectable through a micro incision
    • Toric and extended depth of focus lenses for crystal clear clarity and perfect “social vision”
    • Specialist lenses for retinal and macula conditions to magnify and improve images