Cataract Surgery in Ludwigsburg, Germany
GMC reference number 4252124
Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss in adults age 55 and older and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. By age 65, about half of the human population has a cataract, and by age 75, almost everyone has a cataract. However, cataracts are highly treatable, and through advances in both cataract surgery and (IOLs), more people are experiencing full restoration of their vision than ever before.
Phacoemulsification In phacoemulsification, your surgeon removes the cataract but leaves most of the back layer of the lens (lens capsule) in place. To do this, your surgeon makes a small incision — about 2.2 millimeters (mm), long — where the cornea meets the conjunctiva and inserts a needle-thin probe. Your surgeon then uses the probe, which transmits ultrasound waves, to break up (emulsify) the cataract and suction out the fragments. The lens capsule remains in place to provide support for the lens implant.
Once the cataract has been removed by either phacoemulsification or extracapsular extraction, a clear artificial lens is implanted into the empty lens capsule. This implant, known as an intraocular lens (IOL), is made of acrylic . You won't be able to see or feel the lens; it requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye.
Recent advances in IOLs include blue-blocking lenses, which filter out ultraviolet light. Other types of IOLs provide multifocal vision — being able to see things both near and at a distance. Multifocal lenses offer reasonably good near and distance vision. Latest technology offers multifocal IOLs with even correction of astigmatism.
After the procedure
With phacoemulsification and foldable lens implants, surgical incisions are very small, and sutures may not be necessary. If all goes well, you'll heal fast and your vision will start to improve within a few days.
You'll typically see your eye surgent the day after your surgery.The following week and then again after a month to monitor healing you should be seen by your eyedoctor back home to monitor healing.
Complications after cataract surgery are uncommon, and most can be treated successfully.
Cataract surgery risks include:
- Retinal detachment
- Second cataract
Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease or a serious medical condition affecting any part of your body. Occasionally, cataract surgery fails to improve vision because of underlying eye damage from conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. It's important to evaluate and treat such eye problems, if possible, before making the decision to proceed with cataract surgery.
Surgery is done from Monday till Friday
On the day of your surgery, your doctor performs a painless laser test to measure the size and shape of your eye. This helps determine the proper power of the lens implant.
Your doctor may advise you to temporarily stop taking any medication that could increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure. Antibiotic eyedrops may be prescribed for use one or two days before the surgery. You may be instructed not to eat or drink anything 12 hours before the procedure.
Normally you can go home on the same day of your surgery, but you won't be able to drive, so arrange for a ride home. Also line up help around home, if necessary, because your doctor may limit activities, such as bending and lifting, for a few days after your surgery
Package prices, accomodation: If you are comming from abroad and would like to spend some days at a Ludwigsburg hotel we are pleased to help with a discounted room reservation at the Nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg. >> more
Transfer: Flight to Stuttgart can be arranged if needed. Costs in between 150-300€
Price. The cost of the surgery includes one night in a two bed room, the artificial lens(multifocal) and all other materials needed , checkup and airport transfer (Stuttgart) is 3000 €
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