Cataracts are a common eye condition where the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy. Assuming we live long enough, everyone is susceptible to getting cataracts.

It is a normal part of aging. Cataract surgery is the treatment used to restore your vision, possibly making it even better than before your cataracts developed.

George Voyatzis offers the most modern, state-of-the-art cataract surgical skills, technology, and innovations to achieve your best possible vision. George Voyatzis proudly serves the community with premier cataract surgery services with a seamless personal approach from your first consultation to your last day of recovery.

About Cataract

A cataract is a cloudy area in the eye’s lens responsible for decreased visual acuity. More than half of all people age 65 and older have a cataract.  Cataracts are not a disease, it is a normal part of ageing; they usually develop over time and don’t have to be removed immediately.

In the early stages, stronger lighting or a change in your glasses prescription may help. At a certain point, however, surgery may be needed to improve vision.


Common cataract symptoms include poor night vision, a bothersome glare produced by bright lights, a blurring of vision and a fading or yellowing of colors.

As this develops slowly over a period of years, it might not be immediately noticeable. However, eventually, vision becomes a little blurred, like looking through a smudgy piece of glass.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery has been one of the greatest beneficiaries from advances in technology and has made extraordinary and exciting advances over the past few years.

Cataract surgery is now a very safe and very effective procedure. It is performed in an outpatient setting and has a recovery time of around one week. Many people enjoy improved vision with minimal dependence upon corrective eyewear.

Cataract surgery today is performed using microscopic size incisions, advanced ultrasonic equipment to fragment cataracts into tiny fragments, and foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs) to maintain small incision size.


  • How long does the operation take?

How long does the operation take?

Cataract surgery is a day-case procedure. Usually, one eye is operated on but sometimes both eyes can be operated on the same day.

The surgery itself usually takes 15 to 20 minutes per eye but you should expect to be in the hospital for 2 to 3 hours.

Does the procedure hurt?

No, this is a completely pain-free the procedure. Anaesthetic drops are used to completely numb the eye before the beginning of the procedure. Additionally, sedation can be given to keep you relaxed during the operation. There is also the option of a General Anaesthetic but it is very rarely necessary.

How long does it take to recover?

Your vision is likely to be better the following day, although it will continue to improve in the days following the operation. It is very important to understand though that the recovery time can vary significantly between individuals and even between the eyes of the same patient.

You may return to work when you feel able.

You may drive once you meet the DVLA standard but we would advise to only do so if you also feel safe to do so.

What are the risks?

Overall, cataract surgery is very safe. Complications rarely occur, with a serious problem such as an infection or bleeding in the eye affecting approximately 1 in 1000 patients. 1 in 100 patients may require a second operation – this could include repositioning or exchange of the lens, clearing lens fragments from the back of the eye or repairing a retinal detachment.

How much does the cataract surgery cost?

For prices and enquiries, please contact:

Miss Ines Ribeiro
+44 (0) 2074594045

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