Cataract surgery

Cataract removal surgery from Sancta Maria Hospital’s expert ophthalmologists.

We offer excellent standards of healthcare without the waiting lists, all at an affordable cost.

Sancta Maria Hospital – your first choice for cataract surgery

We are committed to providing first-class treatment in a setting where you can feel comfortable, and our ophthalmic specialists are dedicated to restoring the quality of life you had before cataracts.

Sancta Maria Hospital is the only private hospital in Swansea and the first and only hospital in Wales with AfPP (Association of Perioperative Practice) accreditation. We understand that from your consultation to your recovery at home, that you’ll feel a wide range of emotions, concerns and anxieties- and we’re here to provide the highest standards of care and reassurance.

We endeavour to do more than provide a service – we want to ensure that your treatment from beginning to end is the perfect fit for you.

Brilliant hospital who take pride in patient care. I’ve had three operations at HMT Sancta Maria and they have always been fantastic.

-Sophie C Travers Caerphilly

What does cataract surgery involve?

Our experienced clinical staff will care for you every step of the way to ensure that your experience at Sancta Maria Hospital is the best it can be.

Before your treatment

You’ll have a consultation with one of our trained healthcare professionals, who will answer any questions you might have. We’ll make sure that we understand your medical history, your symptoms and your concerns. Before your treatment, we’ll give you advice tailored to your needs in the lead up to your visit.

On the day of your surgery

You’ll be given eye drops before we begin the procedure to dilate your pupils. Our theatre staff are there to reassure you and will administer a local anaesthetic.

Your specialist consultant will then perform cataract surgery, also known as phacoemulsification. Your surgeon will break down the affected lens with ultrasound waves and remove it through a small incision in your eye. A new lens will be implanted through the original small cut.

After your surgery

Your vision post-surgery will be blurry for a couple of hours and you’ll have some sensitivity to light, but our staff will be right by your side to make sure that the procedure has been a success, and that you’re taken care of. They will advise on the best way to promote a fast and full recovery, allowing you to get back to your daily life with a renewed quality of sight.

You’re likely to be able to go home shortly after your surgery. We’ll give you eye drops to take with you, advise you on aftercare, and let you know how long you should rest and when you can go back to work. It’s important not to rub your eyes and try to avoid bending over as this may cause pressure on the eye.

Cataract surgery is typically performed as a day case procedure, so you are likely to be able to go home soon after surgery.

Consultants – Ophthalmology

All of our staff at Sancta Maria Hospital are experts in their field and are committed to providing people like you with the highest standards of healthcare, and better quality of life.

Mr M. W. Austin
MB BCh (Wales), FRCS, FRCOphth, PCME, FHEA

Mr D. Janicek

Mr D. Laws

Mr M. Saldanha

Mr G. N. Shuttleworth
BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth

Cataracts Procedures

Cataract Surgery (Phacoemulsification)

A cataract is when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy.

Price Guide

If you would like to embark on a HMT Sancta Maria Hospital procedure, please take a look at our price list below. You can also give us a call on 01792 479 040 or email

Procedure Fee £1,995.00*
Consultation Fee £130.00**


*This includes your pre-assessment, your main treatment, and your post-discharge care. If special lenses are required, there may be an additional cost, which will be discussed with you by the consultant.

**This includes your initial consultation and can vary according to consultants’ individual fee schedules.

Can we help you?

To speak to a member of staff, call

01792 479 040