Prices and how to pay




Refractive Cataract Surgery Cost

From £3286per eye*
  • Hospital fees
  • Surgeon fees
  • Anaesthetist fees
  • Lens implants**
  • Aftercare (as per T&Cs of surgery)

Consultation prices

New patient consultation


Follow up consultation


15-min consultation with optometrist


Take the first step to understand your unique cataract surgery options

Most people don’t get given information about all the options they actually have surrounding cataract surgery. Did you know it is not only possible to fix your cataracts but you can often fix your reading and/or distance vision at the same time? Click the button below to request a personal consultation and get clear on all of your options.


In these toggles we explain everything you need to know about paying for your treatment

All treatment plans are individualised to meet patients’ specific requirements and account for the findings of the examination. Therefore, treatment prices can only be confirmed after the consultation when the tailored treatment is agreed with each patient.

We offer multiple payment methods to make paying for your consultation and treatment as convenient as possible. These will depend on the location of your consultation and treatment.

We can provide details upon request.

Interest free credit is offered by many private healthcare providers. For each of the hospitals where Prof Muhtaseb treats patients, we will put you in touch with the right person to speak with to discuss your options.

Additional tests may be requested and are charged separately. Patients are informed of any charges and must agree to these before any tests are requested or arranged.

Additional tests include:

  • Aladdin biometry
  • Corneal topography
  • Visual fields
  • Retina OCT
  • Anterior segment OCT

In addition to using standard monofocal lens implants, Prof Muhtaseb is an expert in implanting the latest premium lenses for cataract and refractive lens exchange patients.  These include enhanced mono lenses, trifocal lenses, and toric lens implants to reduce your dependence on glasses or eradicating the need for them in most cases.

It would be unusual for your insurer to cover the cost of these enhanced lenses, but you can choose to pay the additional fees for this yourself.

If you have cataract surgery with the NHS, you will usually be offered monofocal lenses, which have a single point of focus. This means the lens will be fixed for either near or distance vision, but not both.

When a patient elects to pay for private cataract surgery they are ensuring that certain variable factors are brought within their control. These include:

Tailored treatment designed to achieve your goals

At iLase, we offer multifocal lens implants that provide greater reading vision without the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

As an iLase patient, you will have access to a wide variety of lens implant types that provide a range of visual outcomes to suit your requirements.

These lenses can provide glasses-free vision for distance vision, intermediate vision (using computers etc.) and near vision (reading, text messages, etc.)

We help people return to a wide range of active lifestyles, including:

  • Driving; whether driving locally or across Europe, whether driving privately or professionally
  • Reading
  • Sailing
  • Trekking
  • Dancing
  • Painting
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Orienteering
  • Gardening
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Lecturing
  • Computer work
  • Photography and printing
  • And many, many other lifestyles and requirements

Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb takes time and care to understand your specific requirements, then discusses the best way of helping you to achieve those goals, ensuring that your care is personalised at each stage of the journey.

The timing of surgery

The patient chooses when to have the surgery. Waiting lists are not a consideration.

Choose your surgeon

The patient chooses which surgeon to see in the private hospital and ensures that their chosen surgeon will be the person that actually performs the operation. This is not the case in other settings.

That the surgeon will be a consultant ophthalmologist, rather than a surgeon in training.

In the private setting a patient can be sure that their surgery will not be performed by a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and that no training will be undertaken.

However, it is important for patients to be aware that not all surgeons that use the title of Consultant are on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. Some are Locum Consultants that carry out work as independent practitioners but are not on the Specialist Register. This means they would not be eligible to become a substantive consultant in the NHS and carry all the responsibilities of such a position.

In addition to these essential aspects of private treatment with any consultant ophthalmologist, there are several vital components of the care that Prof Muhtaseb provides to his patients. These include:

Recover faster and get your life back sooner

Prof Muhtaseb performs microincision cataract surgery, with faster recovery and quicker return to normal life.

Our care doesn’t stop when you leave the hospital

Closely supervised aftercare, working with your optometrist and GP.

Experience, expertise, and excellence

Prof Muhtaseb is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Visiting Mr of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, with a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from over 22 years of practice. He takes referrals for complex cases from other ophthalmologists, he presents and publishes clinical research internationally, and reviews papers for international journals

Safety and quality

Prof Muhtaseb has developed, published and utilises a system of cataract risk analysis that allows for risk mitigation. He employs state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and implements the latest published evidence to ensure the quality and safety of the service you receive.

Collaborative care

Close communication with your GP, optometrist, and any other clinicians involved in your medical care. This ensures optimal preparation for your surgery, as well as personalised aftercare throughout your post-operative recovery.

Direct access to us whenever you want or need it

Direct telephone and email access to the practice coordinator (avoiding the need to go through hospital switchboards)


We treat patients from all across Wales

“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the laser surgery you performed to improve my eyesight. It really has improved the quality of my life and I feel like a new person.”

R M, Refractive Surgery

“I was given a choice of lenses and detailed information before making my decision. I am now able to drive and read without glasses. It was entirely painless and the care I received before and after the procedures was excellent.”

Mrs. B R, Intraocular Lens

“I was very impressed with the preop eye assessment and the consultation by Prof Muhtaseb explaining the options properly, sensibly and in detail focusing on my individual situation. Surgery (PRK) went well, and the results are excellent.”

Dr. C E, Laser Refractive Surgery

“My vision is really clear. I easily read the Sunday paper without glasses the day after my surgery.”

M B, Lens Exchange

“Today I walked into work, enjoying seeing birds (I hadn’t realised how few I’d been seeing). The cloud to my left eye has gone, and I have been able to read, type, teach without needing my glasses once.”

Mrs. C, Cataract surgery with multifocal lens implant

“Thank you so much for your kind and attentive care of my eyesight. Wonderful work! It is now a treat to have good binocular sight again!”

Dr. C, Cataract surgery

“I am just sending you this message to say that my optician seemed amazed at how well I am able to see and was very happy with everything. Thank you so much. I am really thrilled!”

Mrs. E, Cataract surgery

“Mr T. called and asked me to pass a message to yourself stating that he had a marvellous experience with his visit and wanted to thank you very much for your time this morning. He said you were a proper gentleman and that he thought very highly of you.”

Mr T’s hospital secretary, Cataract surgery

“A very grateful thank you to you and your team for the operations that have enhanced my sight so much. It is a wonderful feeling to have my confidence back both in walking and driving”

Mrs. F L, Cornea

“Many thanks to ‘The No. 1 Medic’.”

Dr. A E, Intraocular Lens

“Thank you so much, you’ve changed my life forever.”


“Mr Mutaseb and his team were very professional , friendly and reassuring and held a no hassle policy on having to follow through with any procedure for laser correction. The procedure could not have run smoother and the after care was excellent.”


“I’m absolutely delighted with the vision in my eye following cataract surgery. The only problem is that I can no longer hit the golf ball out of sight!”

Dr. R, Cataract surgery

“Thank you for fixing my left eye.”

Mr. I, Cataract surgery

“Thank you so much for the care and attention you gave me during my cataract operation. Much appreciated.
You are the best. Thank you.”


Mrs. W, Cataract surgery

“Thank you for the care, help and being wonderful.”

Mrs. W, Cataract surgery

“I am very happy with Prof Muhtaseb’s professional, detailed and careful approach to my surgery. I have had successful surgery and am very happy with the result. This has been a life changing surgery for me.”

Mr H J, Refractive Surgery

“Thank you for all that you have done. I would not have gone through it without the complete trust I have in you. Thanks again.”

Mrs. S G, Multifocal Intraocular Lens

“It’s fantastic. I feel like a new person.”

D R, Refractive Lens Exchange

“Thank you for taking such good care of me during my LASIK surgery – I was terrified! I am so pleased with the outcome, which was pretty much instant – it has made such a difference to my life not having to wear glasses all the time.”


“I would like to thank you for operating to remove my cataracts in both my eyes. It is the first time in my life that I’m able to see without glasses or contact lenses. I’ve been short-sighted since I was a child when I used to sit at the front of the class in school to see the blackboard. Once again thank you, I’m so grateful to you.”

Mrs. W, Cataract surgery

“I reviewed Mrs A in my clinic today, where she tells me she is extremely grateful to you for her recent right cataract surgery. She is absolutely delighted with the result, although very disappointed that she is now able to see the wrinkles in the mirror!”

Mrs A’s referring doctor , Cataract surgery

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your surgical staff for making my life so much better after my two cataract operations. It has meant a massive change to my life, both physically and mentally. It is literally like a massive cloud has been lifted from my life and taken me back years.”

Mr. B, Cataract surgery

“Many thanks to you and your team for all the kindness, care and expertise shown to me when having my cataracts removed. It is lovely to have a new lease of life.”

Mrs. R B, Cataracts

“I can’t thank you enough for the gift your ability as a surgeon has given me. I am like a child with a wonderful new toy. I can see the world anew.”

Mrs. A D, Refractive Lens Exchange

“I’m amazed at how much I can see.”

C H, Multifocal Lens

“I made my highest break in years last week. It was 137!”

Anonymous, Multifocal Piggyback Lens

“Thank you for the amazing operations – they have made a wonderful difference. I enjoy seeing the world so well!”

Mrs. S, Cataract surgery

“Thank you for your time and patience. I haven’t that much care [afforded] to me, and you have a wonderful team around you.
Once again, big thank you.”


Mr. D, Cataract surgery

“I would like to thank you for the cataract surgery to both my eyes, which for me have been life-changing. From being barely legal to drive even with glasses, not being able to recognise faces while out walking and not being able to see the racing marks while out sailing, I have been able to consign those to history.”

Mr. A, Cataract surgery

Take the first step to understand your unique cataract surgery options

Most people have cataract surgery without knowing about all the options they actually have surrounding cataract surgery. Did you know it is not only possible to fix your cataracts but you can often fix your reading and distance vision at the same time? Click the button below to request a personal consultation and get clear on all of your options.