How long does cataract surgery take?

Cataract surgery, now that we perform keyhole surgery, takes approximately 10-15 minutes. And it’s a painless procedure.

Patients concerns over the length of the procedure.

What patients often worry about, is the fact that they have to lie completely still for that period of time. And of course, that’s not the case. Often patients, particularly if they’re elderly, may find that their back’s a little bit stiff, or they need to move their legs, and patients can do that.

There is no need for patients to be concerned that the operation will be so long, that they get in an uncomfortable position, or their neck will be sore. And the procedure, as I say, is 10-15 minutes.

More about Robert Morris

Rob Morris is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in cataract and refractive surgery, including Refractive Lens Exchange, and adult squint. He has over 30 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Rob Morris founded Grange Eye Consultants to manage the increasing demand for more complex refractive surgery. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. He is currently Medical Director at Optegra Eye Hospitals.