Cataract surgery with a trifocal (multifocal) lens implant is one of our most popular eye procedures arranged for patients travelling from abroad. It is performed by qualified and experienced eye surgeons at the top eye clinics in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. A cloudy lens is painlessly removed and replaced by a new artificial AcrySof multifocal yellow lens implant. The cataract surgery is performed painlessly in local anaesthesia and takes only about 10 minutes per eye.

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Why choose Praga Medica?

  • 100% pain-free laser eye surgery
  • Half price compared to other EU countries
  • No waiting list
  • Fully-equipped, Hi-tech vision clinics conveniently located in Prague, Brno, or Bratislava


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  • Get 50% OFF on the Pre-operative examination

  • Save up to 518 EUR

Enjoy peace of mind with additional perks at no extra cost. A pre-operative examination discount is only available as a part of the treatment.

Procedure details

What are the symptoms of a cataract?

Cataract means reduced transparency (opacity) and hardening of the eye lens that is normally clear. Most often we experience cataract after 60 years of age. Among the risk factors for cataract occurrence are mainly age, general diseases, diabetes, using some medicines on a long-term basis, smoking and eye injury.

How is cataract surgery done?

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

How long does cataract surgery take?

The surgery takes place in an ambulatory (outpatient) setting. The duration is about 10 minutes. The patient can leave the eye clinic immediately after the surgery.  Next day is post-operative check-up. Both eyes cataract surgery takes only 5 days in Prague. A thorough preoperative examination precedes the cataract surgery and there is at least one post-operative check-up after each eye surgery.

Which cataract lens is right for me?

The standard cataract surgery with IOL multifocal 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. Monofocal and toric versions of cataract lenses are also available.

Why travelling abroad and avoid waiting times?

The cataract surgery with a monofocal lens is usually provided within national schemes NHS, HSE cheap, ie. free of charge but long waiting times are to be expected. As multifocal lens implants are very expensive, not covered by the public insurance, many foreign patients opt to travel to Prague and abroad because the surgery is performed within weeks, the lenses are of the highest quality for a fraction of the cost, no glasses are needed afterwards and each patient is treated as a VIP patient.

EU refunds

If you are coming from an EEA country, we will be glad to help with all documentation for your local health care 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.
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How long is the recovery time for cataract patients?

The recovery time is 4 weeks after the surgery; during that time, you will use eye drops and need to be more careful with your activity level. However, you can continue your daily activities from the day after surgery. Our doctors do not prescribe a leave of absence unless you work in a risky environment (heavy dust, contact sports, risk of being hit in the head, or lifting heavy objects). Neuroadaptation after cataract surgery with monofocal lenses is usually several weeks. In the case of trifocal lenses, the adaptation is usually longer.

What are lens replacement options?

Patients have some options regarding cataract lens replacements. Monofocal IOLs correct vision in one range: near or far distance. On the other hand, multifocal (Trifocal) IOLs improve sight at multiple distances.

Will lens implant need to be replaced in the future?

No, the intraocular lens implant will remain in your eye permanently for your lifetime. However, in rare cases, the implant needs to be replaced.


Treatment abroad with Praga Medica

We make it easier for English and German-speaking people to achieve a better quality of life through top-notch and affordable medical procedures in the heart of the EU.

Thanks to a personal approach, we guide the client safely through the entire process, choosing from a wide range of services to a smooth course of treatment.

We have become the eye surgery market leader with a long history of eye surgeries, high standards, and lower prices. We use the best technologies and methods, and the range of procedures performed each year gradually increases.