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Treatment of Cataract

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Best hospitals and doctors for cataract treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of cataract
 from  473
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
 from  2519
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  337

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Diagnosis of cataract
1346 help1096
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
6520 help5370

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Ophthalmology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Diagnosis of cataract
708 help588
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
3462 help2902

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Ophthalmology

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnosis of cataract
1306 help1066
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
6484 help5434

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis of cataract
1132
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
5215

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Ophthalmology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Diagnosis of cataract
567.6 help473
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
3022.8 help2519

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnosis of cataract
763.2 help636
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
3998.4 help3332

Hirslanden Clinic La Colline Geneva

8.9/10
location_onSwitzerland, Geneva

Department of Ophthalmology

Diagnosis of cataract
0
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
0

Leech Clinic Graz

9.2/10
location_onAustria, Graz

Department of Ophthalmology

Leech Clinic is a surgical clinic and a member of SANLAS Holding GmbH. “We are the Good Mood Clinic” is the slogan of the clinic, so our patients get specialist care and treatment all the way from a to Z in a friendly atmosphere.
Diagnosis of cataract
1674 help1395
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
8241.6 help6868

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Ophthalmology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Diagnosis of cataract
1553
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
8205

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Ophthalmology

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Diagnosis of cataract
997
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
4854

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Ophthalmology

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Diagnosis of cataract
1340
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
6976

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Diagnosis of cataract
966
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
4860

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Diagnosis of cataract
962
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
4967

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Ophthalmology

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Diagnosis of cataract
1206
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
5722

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Diagnosis of cataract
1108
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
5741

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Ophthalmology

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Diagnosis of cataract
998
Teatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens implantation
4968

About the disease

Cataract is partial or total disruption of eye lens resulting in clouding of eye. Eye lens are located behind iris and pupil. Cataract is usually manifested in decreased visual acuity and veil at front of the eyes. To understand better the nature of this disease, one needs to know how an eye works. Human crystalline lens works as camera lens, depicting everything that happens around a person. In youth crystalline lens are completely transparent and elastic, that`s why eye catches all light rays, that fall into retina and eye instantly focuses on close and distant objects. With age lens of the eye gradually begin to thicken and lose essential ability to focus.

Cataract is prominent cause of blindness and decreased vision in world. One person in every six experiences opacity in the lens after 40 years of age. Every second person develops cataracts after 80 years old.  According to statistics also 3.7% of world population suffers from cataract. Nevertheless, cataracts prognosis is good for people who started treatment on time and nowadays modern medicine allows patients to recover from almost every cataracts type.

It is not known why lens begin to thicken. Research scientists consider most probable cataracts causes aging, because visual deterioration is a natural part of aging process. Nevertheless, clouding and cataract development can begin earlier under influence of such unfavorable factors as:

  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Bad ecology
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Malnutrition, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle
  • Hypertensive heart disease and diabetes
  • Long-term use of corticosteroids
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Infection during pregnancy
  • Other eye diseases - uveitis, iridocyclitis, glaucoma, high myopia
  • Eye injury
  • Thermal and radiation exposure

There are several other factors that determine etiology and emergence of cataracts. Among them are:

  • Diabetes and other pathologies of thyroid gland. In particular, muscular dystrophy can cause cataracts.
  • Prolonged exposure to sun can also be dangerous, that is why people are always recommended to wear sunglasses on sunny days
  • Retinal detachment can cause lens breach
  • Severe infections, such as malaria, typhoid, smallpox and other might decrease vision acuity
  • Anemia, not enough vitamins and minerals, is a predisposing factor for development of eye disease. In this case a person is recommended to eat fruits rich in vitamin A and E. Carrot and other fruits of orange color contain such vitamins. Intoxication of organism can contribute to cataracts development. For instance, long alcohol abuse, drug consumption and smoking cause severe intoxication.
  • Skin diseases such as eczema, scleroderma and especially atopic dermatitis.
  • Hereditary factor can also be risk factor Patients whose relatives had cataracts need to be diagnosed at ophthalmologist often and they should take special vitamins and pills that strengthen lens.
  • Down's disease can cause congenital cataracts, which often occurs if a pregnant woman suffered from a severe infection, such as rubella, toxoplasmosis or influenza. Working in hot workplaces where there is high risk of eye exposure to heat is also very dangerous. Another cataracts cause is polluted environment and ultraviolet radiation exposure.

Symptoms

  •  Gradual visual acuity decline up to blindness
  •  Blurred vision
  •  Brightness and contrast of colors is reduced
  •  Color of pupil is changed, it can turn white

Cataracts have several degrees of deterioration and symptoms depending on cataracts stage. Nevertheless, many patients regardless of cataracts stage complain of double vision. This is early cataract symptom and as disease progresses, this symptom disappears.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of cataracts does not present difficulties for ophthalmologist. Special microscope allows doctor examine all parts of eye lens and see slightest clouds, which are characteristic for cataracts. Special lamp can also show cataract.

Treatment

The only treatment for cataracts is microsurgical surgery, when clouded lenses are removed and artificial intraocular lenses are implanted. This is one of the most effective and safe eye surgeries. Recovery after cataract surgery is very quick. In most cases patient receives high visual acuity. 

  • Cataract extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation is a surgery during which the catarct is resected and special intraocular lens is implanted.
  • Doctors can also use phacoemulsification which is "gold standard" cataracts treatment worldwide. In this case an artificial lens is implanted with the help of ultrasound. It is done by special ultrasonic device. Advantages of this operation are that there is no pain, as it is performed under local anesthetic, no blood and no scars. Phacoemulsification also lasts only 20 - 30 minutes. Artificial lenses are the most important choice for patients with cataracts, that`s why it is vital to find the right pair before surgery.
  • Another common cataracts treatment is laser surgery. Laser is used for automation of certain parts of eye. Laser micro cut is performed on cornea to implant new lens.



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