Cataract Surgery is a popular eye procedure which is performed to treat cataract which causing a decrease in vision of the eye. Cataract usually occurs progressively and slowly. It can affect one or both of the eyes and it creates problems in an individual’s daily life. Performing some activities such as driving, reading or recognizing faces could be hard for individuals who have a cataract. The majority of cataract patients are elderly people who are over 65, but cataract can be seen in anyone at any age.
Cataract have some distinctive symptoms such as:
There is not an exact cause for cataract, but some factor can contribute. These factors include:
Early cataract symptoms can be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses, however many people need cataract surgery to regain their vision. If cataract is not treated, there is a risk of being totally blind or it can lead to depression.
Individuals who has following syptoms can be Cataract surgery candidates:
The patient needs to go through a comprehensive examination before the cataract surgery.
Patients need to stop taking any blood thinners (such as aspirin), vitamins or herbal teas. 8 hours before the surgery patients need to avoid smoking, taking liquids or foods.
Cataract surgery (cataract eye surgery) is performed under local anesthetisa. The eye or both of the eyes become numb by injections or by special eye drops. The operation takes around 1 hour. Since the eyes will be numb, patients most likely feel no pain.
The doctor makes a tiny incision into the cornea and breaks the cataract by using a tool. And then the natural lens is replaced with a plastic one. Cataract surgery does not require an overnight stay at hospital.
Cataract surgery complications and risks are very rare. The possible risk and complications include:
Turkey has become one of the leading countries for medical tourism. The county owes its reputation to its highly improved medical infrastructure and its well-trained doctors and surgeons. The country is one of the top countries that has highest number of JCI accredited hospitals. The clinics in Turkey offer quality health care at affordable prices. Estethic Palace has welcomed thousands of patients from all over the world since 2011. The clinic performs cataract surgery with highly specialized eye surgeons and equipments. Since there is a high competition between clinics in Turkey, every surgery including cataract surgery in Turkey has been developing more and more everyday.