CATARACT SURGERY AND IMPLANTATION OF INTRAOCULAR LENSES
Cataract most commonly occurs with the elderly people, as a result of blurring of natural lens, which causes a visual impairment. The only way to cure cataract is by a surgery with the implantation of an artificial intraocular lens into the place of natural eye lens (phacoemulsification), which assumes its function and remains in the eye permanently.
It is necessary to carry out a detailed patient interview and an ophthalmology examination that includes an examination with a shortterm dilation of the pupils using the eye drops, the intraocular lenses power calculation and, if necessary, the additional diagnostic procedures. As a part of the preparation it is necessary to do laboratory analyses and cardiac examination.
Cataract surgery is performed by using a local eyedrop anesthesia, without injections and stitches. It takes 10-15 minutes and it is painless. Immediately after the surgery, there is an improvement of eyesight, while comlete stability is expected after a few days.
We perform the surgery utilizing an ultrasound method by using the Infinity vision system, Alcon.
It is necessary to adhere to the prescribed therapy and eye hygiene. Hard physical and dirty work, as well as long driving, especially at night, are not to be advised in the first three weeks. Wearing sunglasses while going outside for the first two or three weeks is recommended.