When it comes to your vision, don't settle for anything less than crystal-clear clarity. Unfortunately, cataracts can cause frustratingly blurry or dim eyesight, making everyday tasks more difficult. But don't worry, there's hope! Thanks to the advanced technology of cataract surgery, you can say goodbye to cloudy vision and hello to a bright new world. Our expert surgeons will replace the misty lens in your eye with a brand-new, clear implant, restoring your vision to its former glory. So why wait? Take the first step toward sharper, clearer vision and schedule your cataract surgery today!
Cataracts are a common condition among those aged 70+, causing a clouding of the normally clear lens at the front of the eye. This can result in a loss of vision that glasses or contact lenses cannot correct. The whitened opacity of a cataract affects sight in the same way as frosted glass, reducing brightness and clarity. You may notice faded colors, blurred vision, difficulty seeing in low or bright light, glare from lights, double vision, or a halo effect around lights. While cataracts usually develop painlessly over months or years, they can significantly impact your quality of life. But there's good news! Cataracts are easily treatable with our modern, minimally invasive surgery, which removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens. Don't let cataracts hold you back any longer - contact us today to learn more about how we can help you see the world in a whole new way!
We offer a complimentary email consultation to evaluate your eligibility for either Lens Replacement or Cataract surgery.
Our services include a comprehensive eye examination and consultation, Cataract surgery featuring premium monofocal lenses, post-operative check-ups (including eye drops), and round-the-clock support from a dedicated patient coordinator. The price listed excludes the pre-operative eye examination and optional services such as accommodation, transfers.
We provide a thorough eye examination and consultation, Cataract surgery with premium trifocal or multifocal lenses, post-operative check-ups (including post-operative eye drops), and round-the-clock support from a dedicated patient coordinator. The price listed excludes the pre-operative eye examination and optional services such as accommodation, transfers.
From start to finish, the experience was phenomenal. I can now bid farewell to my glasses, forever!
My vision is better than it ever was.
I was thrilled with the outcome and highly recommend it to anyone considering cataract surgery.
The cause of cataracts is not fully understood, but it is believed to be due to changes in lens proteins over time, leading to a cloudy appearance. Risk factors for cataracts include age, family history, previous eye surgery, inflammation, UV exposure, radiation, diabetes, smoking, alcohol, and certain medications. Cataracts are treated with surgery once they begin to interfere with daily life, and there is no known prevention apart from avoiding risk factors.
Is it possible to undergo cataract surgery in Prague if I live abroad?
What is the required duration of stay in Prague for cataract surgery?
Can I schedule my cataract surgery in Prague soon?
What is the difference between lens replacement surgery and cataract surgery?
Are there any limitations on activities following cataract surgery?
What are the most frequent issues after cataract surgery?
When can I drive after cataract surgery?
What is the recovery time after cataract surgery?
Is it still necessary to wear glasses after cataract surgery?
When can I work after cataract surgery?
What occurs if you blink while undergoing cataract surgery?
Is cataract surgery considered a major procedure?
How are cataracts treated?
What happens after cataract surgery?
Getting ready for cataract surgery
Possible complications of cataract surgery
Experience seamless and hassle-free cataract surgery abroad in Prague with our expert team. Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is easily accessible from any European country, with most flights taking just an hour. Our patient coordinators will guide you through the entire process, from your first consultation to organizing your accommodation, flights, and surgery, and even providing complimentary airport and internal transfers.
You'll need to stay in Prague for 5-6 days for a comprehensive eye exam, a consultation with our eye surgeon, and Cataract Surgery for both eyes. If you're traveling alone, don't worry, most of our clients do too. Our attentive patient coordinators will be available to assist you throughout your journey. Arrival is on Sunday, followed by the eye exam on Monday, a free day on Tuesday, and the Cataract Surgery on Wednesday. Thursday is reserved for a follow-up eye check-up, and departure is recommended on Friday, allowing you to enjoy Prague or schedule another check-up if needed.
Ready to see clearly? Book your Cataract surgery with us in Prague in as little as 1-3 weeks.
The primary distinction between lens replacement surgery and cataract surgery lies in their respective objectives. While both procedures involve the implantation of a synthetic lens to replace the natural lens through a small incision in the eye, cataract surgery aims to address vision impairment caused by a cloudy natural lens, while lens replacement surgery is performed to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses. In essence, lens replacement surgery is similar to modern cataract surgery, but with a different goal in mind.
While it's important to exercise common sense, most people are able to perform daily tasks such as bending over, shopping, and light cleaning after surgery.
The day after the surgery, you should be able to take a bath or shower and use a computer. Physical activities such as sports can be resumed after a few weeks or a month, depending on your surgeon's recommendation.
If you're planning to fly after surgery, keep in mind that while passengers can fly the day after surgery, pilots must complete the necessary licensing requirements before flying again.
Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe procedure with low risks of complications. The most common issues that may arise are inflammation, bleeding, infection, and retinal detachment. Serious complications are rare, happening in less than 1% of cases.
Based on individual circumstances, our advice on resuming driving may vary. In most cases, patients are recommended to wait until both eyes have been treated before driving again.
However, if only one eye is being treated, driving may be resumed after a few days following surgery.
Most people can resume work and their daily activities after three days of surgery. However, it is advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for at least two weeks following the surgery.
While modern cataract surgery can often provide clear distance vision without glasses for many patients, it is not a guaranteed outcome. In most cases, reading glasses are still needed if distance vision is clear, unless a multifocal lens implant or monovision correction was chosen. Even with these options, glasses may still be necessary for certain tasks.
The length of time you may need to take off work after cataract surgery depends on the nature of your job. If you have a desk job or work in an office, you can usually return to work within a few days to a week after surgery. However, if you work in a dusty environment or in a job that requires strenuous activity, you may need to take two to four weeks off to allow for proper healing.
Cataract surgery involves the placement of a device in your eye by the surgeon to keep it open. This can make certain patients anxious about blinking during the procedure.
However, blinking is not possible during surgery because the device holds your eye open. If you do inadvertently blink, the device will prevent your eyelid from closing and interfering with the surgery.
No. Cataract surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes around 30 minutes to complete for both eyes. You'll receive a local anesthetic to numb your eye, and you'll remain awake throughout the procedure. Following the surgery, you'll spend a brief period in the recovery area before being discharged to go home.
Cataract surgery is a highly effective treatment for restoring vision. The cloudy or opaque cataract must be removed and replaced with a clear implant called an intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure typically takes 10-15 minutes per eye and is performed as a day case, meaning patients can return home on the same day.
Modern cataract surgery techniques use high-frequency ultrasound, called phacoemulsification or "phaco" for short. This method uses a special hand-piece to break up the misty lens into tiny pieces, which are then gently removed from the eye with minimal suction. The incisions made during phacoemulsification are smaller than those made in traditional techniques, resulting in quicker healing and fewer complications.
Cataract surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the eye but allows the patient to remain awake. Once the cloudy lens is removed, the IOL is inserted into the eye, and the incision is closed, often without the need for stitches. During the recovery phase, a protective plastic shield is placed over the eye.
Cataract surgery is a highly successful and safe procedure, with over 400,000 operations performed each year in England alone.
Following cataract surgery, your surgeon will provide you with post-operative advice and a prescription for antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection and aid in healing. This advice may include wearing an eye shield while sleeping, avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous activities, and refraining from driving for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Most patients feel comfortable enough to resume their normal activities within a few days after surgery, but it can take up to eight weeks for your vision to fully recover.
A follow-up appointment with your surgeon will usually be scheduled between one and four weeks after surgery. It is common for vision to be a bit blurry initially after surgery, but this typically improves as your eye heals and adjusts to the new lens. Some individuals may experience "second sight," where they can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses for the first time in years.
Itchiness and a feeling of something in the eye are common post-operative symptoms that typically resolve within a few weeks. While cataract surgery usually results in significant vision improvement, perfect vision cannot be guaranteed, and there is a small risk of complications.
If you experience severe pain, new vision problems, or increased redness or swelling in your eye after surgery, you should contact your surgeon immediately.
Before your cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist will conduct a comprehensive eye examination to assess your eye health, identify any risk factors, and rule out any contraindications to surgery.
The examination will include a refraction to determine your level of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, as well as biometry and corneal topography to measure the dimensions of your eye and curvature of the cornea, respectively.
These measurements are critical for your surgeon to select the appropriate intraocular lens implant to achieve the best possible vision after the surgery. Your surgeon will also discuss the different types of lens implants available and provide you with information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
If you have cataracts in both eyes, your surgeon may perform surgery on both eyes on the same day or suggest waiting between procedures, depending on your prescription and the surgeon's recommendation. In cases where both eyes are treated on the same day, you will typically have a follow-up appointment one or two days later.
Although most individuals who undergo cataract surgery do not experience complications, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. The most common complication is posterior capsule opacification (PCO), also known as secondary cataract, which results in clouding of the membrane holding the intraocular lens (IOL) in place. This can be treated with a brief laser procedure.
Other complications that may arise following cataract surgery include:
- Eye infection
- Retinal detachment, where the retina detaches from the supportive tissue
- Bleeding inside the eye (suprachoroidal haemorrhage) occurring in about 1 in 1,000 cases during surgery
- Glaucoma, an increase in eye pressure that can cause optic nerve damage
- Ptosis, a drooping of the eyelid
- Macula oedema, or swelling of the retina’s central vision area
- Double vision
- Blurry vision and glare
- Halos around lights
Although these complications are rare, they can be treated with medication or further surgery. However, in extremely rare cases, cataract surgery can lead to permanent vision loss. If any complications occur after cataract surgery, it is crucial to seek medical attention from your surgeon promptly.