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Cataract removal is a great way to regain perfect sight. During this surgery, a cloudy lens is painlessly removed and replaced by a new, artificial AcrySof IOL monofocal lens implant.

The process only takes about 10 minutes per eye.

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Procedure details

Symptoms of a Cataract

Cataract means reduced transparency and hardening of the eye lens that is normally clear. We usually experience cataracts after 60 years of age. Among the risk factors for cataract occurrence are mainly age, general diseases, diabetes, some medicine on a long-term basis, smoking and eye injury.

The Surgery

Cataract surgery with monofocal lenses is performed in local anaesthesia. The cloudy lens is painlessly crushed with ultrasound and removed through a microincision. Our experienced cataract surgeon implants a new high quality Acrysof monofocal yellow lens.

The surgery takes place in an ambulatory setting and takes about 10 minutes. The patient can leave the eye clinic immediately after the surgery. The next day is a post-operative check-up.

Cataract surgery on both eyes takes only 5 days in Prague.

The Methods

The price quoted is for a standard method where a small incision is made by our experienced cataract surgeon. We also offer a so-called laser-assisted cataract procedure where the incision is performed by a femtosecond laser LenSx, which allows even greater precision and faster recovery times.

The standard cataract surgery with IOL monofocal lens comes with a high-quality Acrysof lens implant produced by Alcon, an American company. We stock lens implants of other manufacturers as well, most popular are Alcon and Zeiss. Multifocal (EDOF, Trifocal) and toric versions of intraocular lenses are also available.

Monofocal lenses are single vision lenses and correct vision at near or distance. Extended depth od focus (EDOF) Vivity lenses provides good acuity at distance and arm’s length and reduces dependence on reading glasses. Trifocal lenses were designed to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. Trifocal lenses aims at good acuity for distance, intermediate and close up. The price of the cataract surgery very much depends on the lens implant cost (monofocal lens implant, multifocal lens implant). Please contact us for a complete list including toric lens implants.

EU Refunds

If you are coming from an EEA country, we will be glad to help with all documentation for your local healthcare authority or national health system (NHS, HSE, etc.). The Czech Republic is an EEA member and operates European Directive on patients right in cross-border healthcare.

  • Highly qualified surgeonswith over 15 years of experience
  • Accessibilitydirect flights between Prague and over 130 destinations from 79 EUR return
  • Personal Assistancelocal representative to help you during the whole process, free help during your stay
  • Flexibilityavailable surgery dates usually within 2 weeks
  • Individual treatment planswe will tailor your trip according to your needs, your stay can be shortened to less than 1 week
  • Praguestunning UNESCO city is ideal for a short break

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