About Cataract Surgery Abroad

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About Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

Patients are likely to become aware that a cataract has developed sometime before surgery is required. For most patients, cataracts are spotted at a routine eye exam but do not interfere with the patient's vision for many years.

Recommended for
  • Cataract(s) that impair vision

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad
2 - 3 days. Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.
Cataract Surgery

Cataracts appear as a cloudy patch on the lens of the eye.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad 2 - 3 days. Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Overnight stay not required.

Average length of stay abroad 2 - 3 days.

Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

Cataract Surgery
Cataracts appear as a cloudy patch on the lens of the eye.

Compare Cataract Surgery prices around the world

Mexico $ 2,950
Spain $ 2,115
Thailand $ 1,948
Tunisia $ 892
India $ 780
Poland $ 612

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Cataract Surgery clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Cataract Surgery abroad

Once the cataract becomes a problem, a consultation with the doctor is the first step in correcting the cataract. Before the surgery, the doctor may perform an ultrasound in order to establish the size and shape of the eye, to prepare for implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL) if needed.

In the days before the surgery, the patient may be advised to stop taking certain medications and to use antibiotic eye drops in order to reduce the risk of infection. It is recommended to arrange to have someone to help after the surgery, as vision will initially be impaired.

How is it performed

The doctor will place eyedrops into the eye so that the pupil becomes dilated. A local anesthetic is then administered and sometimes sedation may also be given to help the patient to relax.

A small incision is then made in the eye and the natural lens is removed, and usually a clear replacement lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL), is implanted into place. Not all patients will require an artifical lens, therefore this varies with each patient. It is a straightforward procedure and does not usually require an overnight stay.

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic (usually).

Procedure duration

The Cataract Surgery takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Cataract Surgery
The natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear lens.

What to expect after Cataract Surgery

Post procedure care

It is recommended to have help getting back to the hotel, and vision may be impaired for a few days. Patients should rest, and use any prescribed eye drops or medications to help reduce the risk of infection. Patients should avoid rubbing the eye and some patients may be given an eye patch to wear for the first day after the surgery.

Possible discomfort

Most patients do not experience any discomfort aside from a temporary worsening of their vision immediately after surgery.

Important things to know about Cataract Surgery

Success rates

The success rate is about 95% for patients without other eye problems. Patients with numerous eye conditions should ask the ophthalmologist whether it is likely to work for them.

Not recommended for
  • Other eye diseases/conditions
Potential risks
  • Posterior capsule opacification (PCO)
  • Eye infection
  • Swelling of the retina or cornea
  • Bleeding
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation
  • Retinal detachment

Compare Cataract Surgery prices around the world

Mexico $ 2,950
Spain $ 2,115
Thailand $ 1,948
Tunisia $ 892
India $ 780
Poland $ 612

Source: Medigo prices

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102 clinics on MEDIGO offer Cataract Surgery

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 2,117

Dom Lekarski

Szczecin, Poland

100

$ 1,502

Dunyagoz Antalya

Antalya, Turkey

93

$ 2,229

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102 clinics on MEDIGO offer Cataract Surgery

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 2,117

Dom Lekarski

Szczecin, Poland

100

$ 1,502

Dunyagoz Antalya

Antalya, Turkey

93

$ 2,229

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