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Hospital La Paloma

Cataracts surgery with monofocal intraocular lens

DEFINITION:

Cataracts occur when crystalline loses its transparency and it is difficult for the light to pass through it. Patients cannot see properly and lose quality of life.

This surgical procedure is conducted by crystalline phacoemulsification

 

DESCRIPTION:

Cataracts extraction surgery needs a micro-incision in the cornea through which it will be possible to remove the patient's crystalline. They can be done surgically or by laser.

 The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under topical anesthesia (drops) and is completely painless. It does not usually last more than 15 minutes.

The crystalline is replaced by an  intraocular lens that will give the patient the chance to correct other refractive visual defects.

With a monofocal intraocular lens patients correct their distance vision. A toric intraocular lens solves astigmatism problems. People who wish to recover far, near and middle vision, while their cataracts are removed, need a multifocal intraocular lens.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

Patients must previously visit the ophthalmologist to assess  their needs and select the most appropriate intraocular lens.

In addition, they will be informed about the drops they need to use before surgery.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE:

After the operation the patient can go home. He must remain in rest at least until the next day and avoid reading and efforts for at least one week.

The surgeon will tell them if they should take any medication or drops.

1 500,00 €