Cataracts Treatment & Surgery Options in Istanbul
Cataracts are the gradual clouding of the eye's natural lens (the crystalline lens), which will increasingly reduce the passage of light (and images) through the eye and lead to progressive loss of vision
Often it is part of the natural aging process and can be accompanied by other visual disturbances
Cataracts can affect only one eye or both eyes. Usually, the progression of this disease is quite slow and easily treatable. If an operation is necessary, the ophthalmologist will remove the opaque lens in order to replace it with an artificial lens.
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Cataracts Treatment & Surgery
Cataract surgery is performed in a sterile environment and under local anesthesia (eye drops), which has an average duration of 20-30 minutes. It is a painless operation with a rapid healing time, to do cataract phacoemulsification is used, the latter is the most widely practiced eye surgery in the world today, through a micro-incision of about 2 mm made under a microscope, the opaque lens is "emulsified" into very small pieces and evacuated (aspirated), and replaced by an intraocular implant.
The Femtosecond laser enables the surgeon to achieve greater levels of safety, precision and predictability than in traditional cataract surgery. Here are the benefits for patients:
- Personalized surgery
- Better positioning of their intraocular lens
- Optimized vision
- Decreased risk of complications
Instructions to follow for your Cataract Surgery
The doctor will give you a prescription for preoperative and postoperative drops which you will need to purchase. Note that you will need to start the application 2 days before your surgery.
You will have to wait 5 minutes between the application of each of your drops in order to optimize its absorption.
It is very important to provide a companion or a safe means of transportation for the day of your surgery. You will not be able to drive and your vision may be blurred. It is the same for the follow-up appointment after the surgery 24-48 hours postoperatively.
Apply your preoperative drops the morning of the operation;
Bring a list of your medications, in tablets and drops, even if they are not eye medications (for the eyes);
Take your medication as usual;
Dress comfortably, as you won't have to change for your surgery.
The wearing of jewelry and make-up is prohibited;
Eat lunch or dinner, depending on the time of your appointment, as usual.
A nurse will be present to answer your questions before the surgery.
You will have a follow-up appointment after 24-48 hours postoperatively with your doctor;
During appointments, always bring your drops and your calendar;
Return to work varies depending on the nature of your duties and your work environment;
It is normal to have blurred vision;
Reading, watching television and using a computer are allowed, taking breaks to reduce dry eyes;
You need to put the shell on your eye for a week when you sleep;
You should start your postoperative drops 4 hours after surgery, when you get home;
we suggest wearing sunglasses for your comfort when going outside.
For the first fortnight:
Do not rub the eyes;
Do not lift or lift heavy weights;
Do not play contact sports or exercise;
Do not make sudden movements;
Do not lean your head lower than heart / waist level;
Do not wear makeup.
For the first month:
Do not put your head under water in a swimming pool, lake or sea.
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