Mr Richard Caesar operating on a patient
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Price Guide 2023:

Initial Consultation
: £260

Please note the surgical prices are for guidance only, each individual's anaesthetic needs, lens choice and choice of hospital will affect the eventual total price. The surgical prices are all inclusive for the biometry, the OCT, the surgery, the anaesthetic and all follow up, they do not include the price of the initial consultation.

Cataract Surgery with standard monofocal lens: From £2935

Cataract Surgery with premium lenses: From £3616

Insured patients:

The consultation, surgery, standard lens and follow up costs should all be covered within your insurance.
The insurance companies do not cover you for premium lenses.

Premium lens: £700

Appointments For Initial Consultations

Hospital Options for Surgical Procedures

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Mr Richard Caesar
MA MB BChir FRCOphth

I trained in medicine at Cambridge University and then Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. I qualified in 1992 and then studied ophthalmic surgery in Oxford. I specialised in cataract, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery with fellowship training in Oxford, and then further fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia.
I was awarded my certificate of completion of specialist training in 2001 and am on the General Medical Council Specialist Register.
I was appointed an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon to the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September 2003. I have clinics in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cirencester, and operate at Cheltenham, Tetbury and the Nuffield.
I’m a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society.
I pride myself in taking great care to meet my patients expectations. From the first consultation to last visit I will always treat you as I would hope to be treated if I was a patient.

I have been included in the "Best for Eyes" list in the Tatler Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

If you are considering any form of surgery there are essential questions that you should never be afraid to ask

What are your qualifications?
Check your consultant holds a substantive NHS consultant post. This will ensure they are fully qualified and have been selected and appointed by a group of peers.
I am a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
My full set of qualifications are MA MB BChir FRCOphth

How often do you perform this procedure?
Your consultant should have an established track record in the common procedures offered. For rare or new procedures look for honesty. Never be afraid to find a second opinion.
I've been a consultant for the last 21 years. I will only operate if I’m sure I can meet your expectations.

Are you financially incentivised to recommend one lens over another?
As there is a wide choice of premium lenses, it is important that your surgeon should choose the best lens for you.
The lens I recommend will only ever be based on your individual bespoke needs.

What is your complication rate?
Look for honesty. All consultants have experienced complications. How the complications are dealt with is usually more important than the exact complication.

What will you do if I have problems that need additional surgery?
Your consultant should offer to re-operate within the fixed price if there is a clear problem.
I offer this for all my patients, there is no additional surgical charge.

Do you charge a consultation fee in addition to the surgical fee?
Some consultants add the cost of the consultation to the cost of the surgery.
I charge for surgical consultations, as not every patient should proceed with surgery.

Who will I see pre and post operatively?
If you are not seeing your consultant there needs to be a good reason.
I work closely with your optometrist as they are expert at measuring your current spectacle prescription and measuring you for new glasses.

Do you have information I can take away?
Always useful, never decide to proceed with surgery without going away and thinking about it.
I use this website for much of my patient information. It saves trees and ensures the information is easily updated.

Are you insured?
Essential. If the insurance companies will not deal with your consultant neither should you.
My insurance is with PMP.