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Summary


Cataract Surgery is a procedure that removes a clouded lens from your eye. In most cases the lens that is removed is replaced with an artificial lens. It is done when the clear lens on your eye becomes cloudy, blocking light from entering the eye and causing visual disturbances. The goal of cataract surgery is to restore clear vision.

Length of the procedure: less than 1 hour


Hospital Stay: Most patents are released form care the same day as there cataract surgery.

Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking a cataract surgery through medical tourism can return home 48 hours after their procedure.


Travel Tip: Your vision may be blurry in the days immediately following your cataract procedure. It is best to travel with a companion that can help you during this time. You may also prefer a handicap accessible hotel room to make recovery safer and more convenient.

Procedure Details

The cataract surgery begins with the administration of sedative or general anesthesia. The surgeon will use a microscope to exam the eye and make a tiny incision. Then, they will remove the damaged lens.

The lens can be removed in one of two ways. The surgeon will remove it with a surgical instrument and suction, or they will use sound waves to break the lens up and then suction it. The method of removal depends upon the type of cataract you have.


Once the lens is removed the surgeon will place the artificial lens. The lens is called an artificial intraocular lens. After the lens is placed they will close the tiny incision they made with tiny sutures or self sealing sutures.

After the Procedure

After the cataract surgery you will be taken to recovery. Once the sedative or anesthesia has worn off you will be released from care. At this time you will return to your hotel room to recover. You will be sent home with a patch over the eye that was operated on. Your surgeon will also require that you wear dark sunglasses when you are outside. You will be given anti-inflammatory eye drops, along with antibiotic eye drops to help with healing.

The day after your procedure you will have a follow-up with your surgeon. At this time the patch on your eye will be removed. If you have sutures that need to be removed you will require another follow-up with your surgeon at a later date.

Self care after cataract surgery:

               Wash your hands before touching your eye

               Avoid getting soap or water in your eye for 3 to 4 days

               Light activity within 24 hours

               Avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting for 10 weeks

               Get doctor approval before driving

               Do not rub eye

               No eye make-up or eye creams for 2 weeks

               No hot tubs or whirlpools for 4 to 8 weeks

               Return to work in 4 to 5 days

Results

Most people heal from cataract surgery within 10 weeks of their procedure. The outcome for patients who have cataract surgery is very good. Most patients report a significant improvement in their vision once they are healed from the procedure.

Risks and Complications

As is with any procedure there are risks associated with cataract surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

               Reaction to anesthesia or medication

               Infection

               Incomplete lens removal

               Vision problems

               Additional surgery required

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

               New problem with eye develops

               New eye symptom develops

               Severe eye pain develops

               Reported symptoms

               Vision gets worse

               Any visual concerns

               Any sign of infection

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Almater Hospital SA de CV

Location: Mexicali, Mexico  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ... more  
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Apollo Delhi

Location: New Delhi , India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: GAMETE INTRA-FALLOPIAN TRANSFER, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), ... more  

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Baskent University Hospitals

Location: Antalya, Turkey  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ENDODONTICS, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

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Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud

Location: República Dominicana, Dominican Republic  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, CHECK-UP, GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION & ANGIOGRAPHY (CORONARY), CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

Every year, thousands of individuals from all over the world travel to the Dominican Republic. Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud understands there are needs of international travelers, international patients and a...

 
     
     
 

Schneider Regional Medical Center

Location: St. Thomas, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ASTHMA EVALUATION AND TREATMENT, ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATMENT, CONTACT DERMATITIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, ... more  

Schneider Regional Medical Center is a healthcare system comprised of three facilities operating with one vision: "To be the health care provider of choice to the residents of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean." Schne...

 
     
     
 

Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospitals

Location: Karnatka, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: OPHTHALMOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: CATARACT SURGERY - PHACOEMULSIFICATION, CONVENTIONAL LASIK, GLAUCOMA SURGERY, ... more  

Dr.Agarwal`s Eye Hospital Limited has been promoted by Dr.J.Agarwal and his family members. The above company was incorporated in 1994, though the entire family has been in the profession of providing total eye care solu...

 
     
     
 

Indiana University Health International

Location: Indianapolis, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ASTHMA EVALUATION AND TREATMENT, CONTACT DERMATITIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, ALLERGIC & CHRONIC RHINITIS, ... more  

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