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 Laser-assisted cataract surgery done?
Femto-cataract surgery or laser-assisted cataract with multifocal toric lenses is performed in local anaesthesia. The cloudy lens is painlessly crushed using the LenSx laser and removed through a very small and precise microincision. Our experienced cataract surgeon implants a new high quality Acrysof multifocal toric IOL yellow lens.
What are the benefits of LenSx surgery?
Many of the steps of the surgery are done before the incision is made in comparison to the standard method. The natural lens is crushed using a femtosecond laser instead of ultrasound. Less energy and less intrusion into the eye result in quicker recovery. The incision is made by the femtosecond laser hence increasing precision of the cut.
How long does Femto-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 Femto-cataract surgery takes only a total of 5 days in Prague in 2 visits. Toric lenses are custom-made and it takes approx. 3 weeks to have them ready after the initial preoperative examination. A thorough preoperative examination precedes the Femto-cataract surgery and there is at least one post-operative check-up after each eye surgery.
What are multifocal toric lenses?
A multifocal toric lens is an intraocular lens that is shaped in a particular way in order to correct astigmatism. Standard IOL lenses have a spherical surface. A multifocal toric IOL lens, in contrast, is a geometric shape that looks like a doughnut. The shape of toric contact lenses creates different refractive or focusing, powers on the vertical and horizontal orientations. The toric lens is custom-made. Multifocal toric lens treats a full range of vision.
What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a refractive error and causes vision to be blurred. Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, more like a football or the back of a spoon.
What methods do you offer?
The price quoted is for the Femto-cataract surgery using LenSx. We also offer a standard method where a small incision is made by our experienced cataract surgeon.
What IOL lenses are available?
We stock many types of lenses and lens implants. Most popular are Alcon Acrysof lenses and Zeiss lenses. The standard multifocal toric lens replacement surgery is performed with Alcon Acrysof IOL toric lenses. Intraocular lenses AcrySof are produced by Alcon, an American company, and have been approved for use by the European Union and the USFDA.
Acrysof IQ ReSTOR
Please visit the Official website of Alcon for further information about the multifocal toric lenses.
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. If you want your vision to improve without waiting, be operated by one of the tops and best cataract surgeons, contact us for a free consultation.
Many foreign patients opt to travel to Prague and abroad because the surgery is performed within weeks, laser-assisted cataract surgery provides the latest standard in the cataract surgery, the multifocal toric lenses are of the highest quality for a fraction of the cost, each patient is treated as a VIP patient.
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.