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Cataract Surgery

Treatment Description

What is Cataract surgery?

A cataract (from Latin “cataracta”) is a fully or partially clouded lens in the eye. The lens, which is mainly composed of water and protein, can addle with time, which is usually due to the natural aging process. The most common form of cataract is called senile cataract. It may appear around the age of 40 years, but decreased vision mostly happens at the age of 60 years.

The first symptom of cataract is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Another symptom is seeing “through the fog” and the blurring of contours in the picture. The only way to cure cataracts is to remove the old lens and replace it with a new artificial one.

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Necessary tests before surgery

The decision of cataract surgery depends on the severity of the disease, the chosen surgical technique, the patient’s condition, his active life and career.

Contraindications

Contraindication to surgery is unregulated blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, shortness of breath, or inflammation of the eye. An obstacle to treatment may also be uncured advanced diabetes and infection.

Possible complications

After surgery, you may experience inflammation of the eye. In exceptional circumstances, it is possible that the vision will not improve.

Treatment and recovery

Currently, there are two methods to remove a cataract operation:

The older one – ECCE, which involves the implantation of an artificial lens (not foldable) by a 8mm cut and assuming stitches. This method is more invasive and after treatment the patient has to stay a few days in the hospital – recovery and full recovery is relatively long.

The new method called the Phacoemulsification method involves the removal of the old lens with an ultrasound and foldable lens implantation through a small incision width of about 3 mm. The operation is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia – anesthetic drops are administered into the conjunctival sac. Your doctor will make a small incision through which he or she introduces a head looking like a tip of a ballpoint pen, whose task is to break the cloudy lens into tiny pieces, which are then aspirated from the eye. When the bag, in which the lens was placed is empty, the implantation of a new foldable lens is followed.

An important advantage of this method is the lack of seams, because the surgical wound is a precision tunnel cut and seals itself under the influence of intraocular pressure in the operated eye.

Effects of cataract surgery

Each eye heals in a different time. One thing in common, which can be seen in patients after phacoemulsification cataract surgery is usually immediate improvement in visual acuity. The majority of patients after a few days return to daily activities. After a week, there is no impediment to bending and lifting weights.

Prices

The prices stated are estimates taken based on todays exchange rates of GBP and EUR. Upon dental consultation an exact quote will be given taking into consideration all details of the Patients treatment. The destination where you choose to receive your treatment small Affect the overall cost of your treatment. Go to Destinations to check prices from Particular city.

Treatment time

After 3 hours after surgery, the patient can go home.

After treatment

The day after surgery is mandatory inspection visit. Further visits are determined by the individual doctor.

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