The most modern cataract surgery method is phacoemulsification. In this method, opaque lenses are emulsified by ultrasound and a soft, flexible lens is implanted through a tiny incision. The procedure is performed under ambulatory conditions and drop anaesthesia, and requires no stitching and can take ten minutes or more to complete. The use of this technique ensures fast healing and a short convalescence period.
The patient eligibility test determines whether it is possible to perform the procedure on the patient, as well as the expected effect and risk level. The test takes approximately 2 hours, during which, the pupils are dilated which will cause temporary deterioration of vision acuity. The week prior to the scheduled eligibility test, we advise patients that they must not wear soft contact lenses.
Intraocular lenses applied in the procedures
We offer intraocular lenses with UV and blue light filters. Lenses are selected during the patient eligibility test and with the correctly selected lens, it is possible to eliminate the necessity of wearing myopic / hyperopic glasses.
Application of the pseudoaccomodative lenses gives you the chance of throwing out your glasses for good! For best effects, however, it is required to implant the lenses in both eyes.
- Foldable Lenses – helps to minimise the corneal incision which, in most procedures, does not require stitching (this reduces the risk of astigmatism); this lens removes distance vision defects (myopia or hyperopia), but does not correct astigmatism; after the operation it is necessary to wear reading glasses
- Toric Lenses – eliminates distance vision defects, as well as astigmatism; it will still be necessary to wear reading glasses
- Bifocal Lenses (pseudoaccomodative) – helps to eliminate distance vision defects (myopia or hyperopia), but does not correct astigmatism; after the operation it is not necessary to wear far vision or reading glasses
- Bifocal toric lenses – eliminates distance vision defects, as well as astigmatism; it is not necessary to wear far vision or reading glasses with the use of these lenses
The price of cataract surgery procedures is not affected by the various surgical techniques; all operations involve the phacoemulsification method. The price of the procedure is affected by the choice of lenses.
On the procedure day
- bring your valid laboratory tests findings: morphology, bleeding and clotting time, electrolytes, general urine analysis, EKG (if the patient’s condition so requires)
- GP’s certificate of no contraindications against procedures under topical anaesthesia
- bring jaundice vaccination certificate, if any
- bring all your usual medicines with a list of their daily dosage
- take your usual doses of medicines the morning of the operation
- wear comfortable clothing
- it is advised to be accompanied by another person as you will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure
- thoroughly remove all make-up
- expected stay and procedure time: approx. 3 hours
- keep the dressing on the affected eye in place until the first check-up visit
- avoid rigorous activity and try to relax as much as possible during the healing time
- avoid excessive physical activity in the first days after the operation
- avoid rubbing the affected eye
- do not apply eye compresses
- if necessary, remove secretion from the eye with cotton swab moistened in purified water
- apply eye drops as indicated by the doctor (if the eye drops run out before another check-up appointment, contact the doctor)
- wash your hands thoroughly before applying eye drops
- watching TV and reading is permitted
- the day after the operation you can remove eye dressing, but the use of sunglasses is advised for prolonged
- exposure to the sun
- observe your check-up appointment dates as determined by the doctor
- day after the operation
- 3 – 4 days after the operation
- 10 days to 2 weeks after the operation
- 1 month after the operation
During the convalescence period, always follow the doctor’s recommendations and use the eye drops as prescribed by the doctor.
Should any worrying symptoms occur, do not hesitate to contact the doctor.