Cataract is one of the most common eye diseases and can become the biggest “enemy” of your eyes. Illness can seriously disrupt the comfort of your life, starting to interfere with your daily activities: driving a car, reading, watching TV, working on a computer and much more. Timely response to cataract surgery allows for a normal life without any visual disturbances.
In the past, the cataract patient went through a tedious process of its maturation and continuous reduction of vision and thus the quality of life of the patient. But there is no need to live in the past. The present is modern technology, advanced medicine and the experienced team of Sistina Ophthalmology, parameters that allow cataract surgery to be safe and the cataract to be removed before it becomes the biggest “enemy” of your eyes.
The longer you delay removing it, the harder it becomes (as well as solving any problem!). Simply, in order to live the way you want, you need to remove the cataract as soon as it starts to interfere with your normal life, i.e. when it is diagnosed.
In this text we continue with the answers of 5 W for the interventions that you can do in Sistina Ophthalmology. This time for the most performed eye surgery on the human body (not just the eyes!) – Cataract.
WHO is a potential patient for cataract surgery?
Everyone, regardless of age, who will be diagnosed with cataracts are potential patients for the intervention with which it is removed. Cataracts occur in about 70% of people over the age of 75 and are known as “senile blindness”. However, it is often diagnosed in younger patients as well as in children, in whom it can be congenital.
WHAT do you need to know about cataracts and the intervention that removes them?
Cataract is a consequence of the natural aging process that leads to blurring of the natural lens in the eye. In some cases, in the initial cataract, vision can be improved with glasses because the protrusion of the lens causes myopia (minus diopters), but over time and as the lens blurs, the glasses are no longer useful and the only solution is surgery of cataract (curtain). Cataracts can be a consequence of trauma, metabolic diseases (diabetes, galactosaemia), drugs (corticosteroids), and can occur as a complication of other eye diseases (uveitis, glaucoma) and occur together with other syndromes (e.g. Down syndrome).
Cataract surgery is a quick, safe, and painless, ultrasound operation known as phacoemulsification. It is performed with a small surgical incision of 2.2 mm in which a soft intraocular lens is inserted. The operation itself lasts up to ten minutes on one eye. Immediately after the operation, normal vision returns, and the postoperative period is short and fast.
After cataract removal, one of the ideal solutions for those with multiple diopters is implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses. They have one, two or three foci, and allow the patient good vision at different distances without glasses. The latest generation of multifocal lenses are three-focal lenses, which not only give you well near and far vision, but also provide good mid-range vision, which is very important for patients who spend a lot of time working on a computer.
WHEN should cataract surgery be performed?
The intervention is best performed when the patient begins to have disturbances in daily functioning. They occur as a result of blurred vision and loss of contrast, as when looking through dirty glass. A double image may also appear, and problems with reading, watching TV, and driving are common.
WHERE is best for cataract surgery?
At Sistina Ophthalmology, because they have the most experience, professional and experienced team, use premium European and American lenses, as well as the equipment and technology they use is the most modern in the world of ophthalmology.
At Sistina Ophthalmology, in addition to a well-performed intervention, you will receive unconditional support and a people-oriented approach. The hospital team will be fully committed to you and will suggest a treatment that best suits your life needs, in a way that is understandable to you. With a lot of positive energy, in communication, patients’ doubts and fears, before and after surgery, in Sistina Ophthalmology, are always overcome.
After long conversations, precise measurements follow: checking the fundus, accurate calculation of the diopter for a good and accurate definition of the lens. Sometimes it can mean a few examinations and measurements. Accurate diopter calculation of intraocular lenses is very important for acute postoperative vision, so Sistina Ophthalmology uses the most modern computer device “IOL Master” to calculate the strength of the lens. The modern devices at Sistina Ophthalmology allow doctors complete control over the course of the operation, and the eye suffers minimal trauma.
WHY should you do cataract surgery?
Because of all that we have told you above. Remove it as soon as you know you have it. At Sistina Ophthalmology is your solution, because there, the focus is on you and your needs!