Cataract means a diminished transparency and cloudiness of a normally transparent ocular lens, which stands in the way of light rays falling on the retina. A mild degree of cataract, however, does not have to influence vision acuity right away. In advanced stages of the disease, you will notice some accompanying symptoms: you will feel like your vision has become cloudy, you will become more sensitive to light, you will feel like your far sight is worsening and the picture in front of you will start to look distorted. The speed of the cloudiness of the ocular lens is highly individual. From initial problems to a complete loss of vision it may take years, or even decades. However, in some cases, the process could only take a few months.
Cataract can only be removed surgically. There are no eye drops, or any ocular exercises that could remove a cataract. Cataract surgeries are, however, the most often performed and the safest surgical procedures worldwide.
A cataract removal at one of our clinics takes place in the form of an outpatient surgical procedure. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes. It is completely painless, because the eye is anaesthetised with anaesthetic eye drops before the procedure.
During the surgery, the eye surgeon softly removes your cloudy lens from your eye and replaces it with an artifocial intraocular eye lens.
Directly after the surgical procedure, we will place a bandage on the operated eye. On the second day, you will be able to take part in any day–to–day activities, after we remove the bandage. The surgery on the second eye will take place approximately during the next 3 to 7 days. You will not need a referral from your eye doctor to have the surgery.
After a detailed examination and a consultation with our experienced doctor, you will be able to choose a type of intraocular lens, which will be the most suitable for your medical expectations and your life style:
You can also choose laser assisted cataract surgery performed by a femtosecond laser LenSx.