What is cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens that may be partial or full-scale. It may be located in the centre of the lens, or in marginal areas where vision is then less disturbed. As this clouding thickens gradually, it prevents light from passing clearly through the lens.
The slight or early signs do not affect vision, but they can be detected by ophthalmic examination. As the clouding increases, the vision decreases and it cannot be corrected with glasses.
A cataract usually affects both eyes, but vision loss may not develop equally. The exact cause of cataracts is unknown, but many factors have been identified that may promote the formation.
Step out of the shadow, without waiting
There is currently no medicine, eye drops, glasses or eye therapy that could stop or reverse cataracts. Cataracts can only be cured with surgery. Therefore, the question is not whether or not to have an eye operation in the hope of recovery, but when.
At our clinic, you can undergo examinations and surgery in a family-like atmosphere, using state-of-the-art technology. The procedure takes just 20-30 minutes, during which we replace your own eye lens with an artificial lens which allows you to see not only distance or near, but also distance and near. If the problem affects both eyes, they can be operated on the same day, so you do not have to wait weeks for the surgery on the second eye. The visual acuity improves immediately on the day of surgery, the recovery time is short, but a sparing lifestyle is recommended for a few days. Vision will be complete within a few days.
When you already need a doctor.
If you notice that your vision has become blurred, you should see an ophthalmologist. Fading colours and double vision in one eye are noticeable and also frightening symptoms. Do not hesitate to consult a specialist if you need to change the dioptre of your glasses frequently.
Having this detailed and comprehensive eye examination is the first step to a successful vision correction surgery. The test consists of various diagnostic tests and is completely painless.
Based on the examination data, our ophthalmologists determine the eligibility of the patient for laser vision correction. It will be determined which types of treatment are appropriate for the patient in order to achieve the best possible result, which can ensure perfect vision without glasses or contact lenses.
Important information before the vision correction eligibility test
- The whole examination takes about 1.5 hours.
- If you have previous ophthalmological records, bring them with you to the examination.
- To achieve accurate results, we dilate the pupil using eye drops, so you may experience blurred vision after the test. Please avoid driving for 3 hours after the examination.
Please bring with you a list of any medication that you are taking regularly
What happens in the days before the surgery?
Sometimes, two days before surgery, antibiotic eye drops are prescribed to prevent possible infection after surgery. These drops will be prescribed to you during the examination preceding the operation. The medical and nursing team will explain in detail all the benefits, risks and possible complications of the procedure.
A consent form will be given to you to take home with you, so you have ample time to read it and you can call us back with any further questions you might have. By signing the form, you agree to the surgery and that you are aware of its benefits, potential risks and alternatives.
You must have this signed declaration with you on the day of the operation, as it is one of the conditions for the operation.
In the preparatory
The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. T The introduction of modern surgical techniques, have also further simplified the preparation procedure. Before the surgery, we instil anaesthetic drops, several times to the eye to numb the eye. On the day of the surgery, we will ask you some health related questions and if it is deemed necessary, we will give you a mild sedative tablet before entering the operating theatre. As we perform the procedures in our clinic in an aseptic operating theatre, it is mandatory that the patient wears a disposable gown, cap and shoes during the surgery. Naturally, we provide these for our patients.
What happens during the surgery?
You will be asked to lie down and relax on the operating table. After cleaning the eye and its surroundings, you will be covered with a sterile drape. If you are claustrophobic, please let us know.
Vision correction lens or cataract surgery is performed through a very small incision, only 2.2 mm long. The size of the wound helps us achieve sutureless surgery and has decreased the incidence of infections drastically. Phacoemulsification is carried out with the most technologically advanced equipment, using ultrasonic waves.
During the operation, you can talk to your doctor if you feel you need to, and the surgery is completely painless. It is very important that you do not make any sudden movements with your head. The actual surgery takes about 15 minutes.
After the surgery
After the operation, one of our nurses will see you out of the operating theatre and you will have a chance to rest for a while. Shortly afterwards, you will be allowed to leave and will be given a document summarising the instructions to follow. It is important not to rub the eye in the first few days after the surgery.
Always wash your hands before touching your face or applying eye drops. Do not wash your hair for one week after the surgery and avoid for water to come into your eyes for 2 weeks after the surgery.
The vision may be slightly blurred temporarily after the surgery, because the pupil is dilated, vision may be temporarily fuzzy. Follow up with your doctor is necessary the next day. The operated eye may be sometimes a little red, watery, and temporary stinging may occur. You will need to use two kinds of eye drops in the operated eye, and written information is also provided.
Which lens is the best for me?
With the help of an ophthalmologist, we take specific eye measurements using a series of accurate and reliable computer tests.
This enables us to determine the most suitable lens type and strength for the patient based on the available data, taking into account the patient’s needs and expectations, and their lifestyle.
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