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Ultrasound cataract surgery

Give yourself and your loved ones a gift of a clear view of the world within a few days with the help of a painless intervention

Ultrasound cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial clear lens. In just 10 to 15 minutes under local anesthesia which implies instilling anesthetic drops, the top team of surgeons will make it possible for you or your loved ones to see clearly again.

Important information
  • What is a cataract?

    Cataract is a clouding of the natural eye lens. The eye lens is a transparent structure located behind the pupil, focusing light rays on the retina and thus enabling clear vision. It most often occurs as a consequence of aging, when it comes to senile cataract, but it can also be a consequence of other eye or systemic diseases.

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  • Cataract symptoms

    Cataracts are usually diagnosed when it is noticed that even with the best possible correction (glasses), patients cannot see as they used to. Often, patients go for an ophthalmological examination due to poor vision, thinking that their diopter has increased, only to discover that the problem is developed cataract, not diopter.

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  • When to undergo cataract surgery?

    Phacoemulsification or ultrasound removal of cataract is performed as soon as the patient notices that they vision has decreased and interferes with their daily activities. When the cataract starts to bother the patient and when they will decide to have surgery is individual, but it is important to know that you should never wait for the cataract to mature, as this significantly increases the frequency of complications and prolongs postoperative recovery.

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  • Preoperative examination

    Modern ultrasound cataract surgeries are extremely safe procedures, with a complication rate of about 1%. To ensure the safety and success of the surgery, it is necessary to carry out a detailed preoperative examination and then, in accordance with the patient's needs and wishes, develop an operative plan and select an adequate lens.

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  • Toric intraocular lenses

    An artificial intraocular lens is implanted after removing the cataract during the surgery. There are many different intraocular lenses. Which lens will be implanted depends on the needs and wishes of the patient. Toric lenses are premium lenses that also correct astigmatism (cylinder).

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  • Multifocal intraocular lenses

    Multifocal lenses are premium lenses, which are implanted during cataract surgery and enable good both distance and near vision without the need to wear glasses. They are recommended for people who lead an active lifestyle and are bothered by frequently putting on and taking off glasses.

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  • Operative course

    The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, which implies drops instillation. For the ultrasound probe to reach the cataract, a micro-incision of 2.4 mm is made on the cornea, through which the probe is introduced into the eye chamber. After removing the cataract, an artificial intraocular lens is implanted.

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  • Postoperative course

    The patient goes home twenty minutes after the surgery and comes back the next day for a check-up. The total hospital stay of the patient lasts about two hours. A significant improvement in vision is noticeable already on the first day after surgery. The patient may feel a slight scratching or itching, but should feel no pain.

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Frequently asked questions and answers about cataract surgery


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