Moorfields Eye Hospital

Why Go To Moorfields?

For over two hundred years Moorfields has been at the forefront of pioneering techniques in visionary care. It is considered to be one of the leading centres for the training of ophthalmic surgeons and welcomes trainees from around the world.

The hospital is run as an NHS Foundation Trust and has two commercial arms, Moorfields Pharmacueticals and Moorfields Private. Moorfields Private is governed by the NHS but all its clients are fee paying and any profits made are channeled back to the Eye Hospital to fund patient treatment. All of the consultants practicing at Moorfields Private have at least 8 years experience as an ophthalmic surgeon and are all on the special register of the GMC (General Medical Council).

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Eye Surgery At Moorfields

The London Dispensary for Curing Diseases of The Eye and Ear was opened in 1805 and also the forerunner to the present day Moorfieds Eye Hospital which was opened when the above mentioned establishment became too small and had to move to another site in 1822 and then on to the present Moorfields Eye Hospital site in 1899. With over 200 years of treating eye patients, Moorfields Eye Hospital has become the home of some of the world's top eye surgeons today with the highest calibre of surgical equipment available in the UK.

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The World's Best Eye Surgeons

Watch Mr Alexander Ionides, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, explain why some of the world's top eye surgeons work at Moorfields:

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"The great thing about working at Moorfields Eye Hospital is that it’s the oldest eye hospital in the world, founded in 1804, and it has an enormous amount of outpatients, casualties and operations, so to train there you learn so much so quickly. It’s a fantastic place to be, so if you want to do eye surgery the place to try and get a job is Moorfields Eye Hospital."

Mr Alexander Ionides, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital


With world leading laser eye surgery, cataracts surgery and corneal transplantations, Moorfields Eye Hospital offers a range of different optical surgery procedures from notable surgeons such as Bruce Allen MD FRCS FRCOphth, Julian Stevens MRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth, DO and Mark Wilkins MD MA FRCOphth. All of the optical surgery consultants at Moorfields have been commended on their expertise and experience and the best Surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital are truly of a top international surgical standard.

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What Moorfields Eye Hospital Offers

With over 270,000 patients visiting Moorfields every year it can be said that Moorfields Eye Hospital is one of the most experienced eye care specialists in the world. Amongst the surgical eye treatments offered are the laser eye surgery techniques known as LASIK (Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis), PRK (Photo Refractive Keractectomy), LASEK (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis) and Refractive Implants.

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The Cost Of Surgery At Moorfields

LASIK Laser Eye Surgery £1,400 per eye
LASEK Laser Eye Surgery £1,300 per eye
Wavefront LASIK Laser Eye Surgery £1,700 per eye

Surprisingly, Moorfields Eye Hospital prices are not as high as one would imagine considering their excellent reputation within the eye surgery field. Moorfields LASIK laser eye surgery prices are around £1,400 per eye with the initial consultation costing between £100 and £175.

LASEK laser eye surgery at Moorfields costs about £1,300 for each eye with Wavefront LASIK starting at £1,700 per eye. Other types of eye surgery are also available at Moorfields and all follow-up consultations are included in the above charges. This is important to remember when comparing Moorfields prices with other laser eye surgery clinics which often charge for post-operative consultations separately.

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Where Is Moorfields?

Moorfields Eye Hospital is situated in the heart of the city at 162 City Road, London EC1V 2PD. The closest tube station is Old Street station and many buses also stop close by. Moorfields is located on a Red Route so no parking is available outside although several pay and display car parks are close by as well as parking meters on various adjacent side roads in the immediate area.

It is always best to book an appointment in advance rather than just turning up at Moorfields to avoid lengthy delays although emergency cases will be dealt with by their Accident & Emergency department.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

As one of the worlds leading eye hospitals, Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust specializes in providing world leading expertise in laser eye surgery for NHS patients that are suffering from illness related optical deficiencies. Such illnesses that can qualify a patient to receive free laser eye surgery at Moorfields include diabetic retinopathy and macular oedema. Free laser eye surgery on the NHS for such conditions are allowed because leaving the condition untreated could lead to significant loss of vision to the point of causing disability. Laser eye surgery required just to improve vision is not normally allowed on the NHS or the Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust.

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If you've questions about the laser eye surgery procedure, the after care required, the cost of surgery or anything else then why not take a look at our laser eye surgery frequently asked questions section for the answers to these and many more.

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