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This page shows the best clinics for the treatment of "Cataract". Our rating of healthcare facilities is formed according to the official data on the quality of rendered services. You can contact us for help in choosing the clinic suitable for your medical case. Our service managers will contact the representatives of the chosen medical institution, reserve both hospital place and make a doctor's appointment for you. Also, we will accompany you at all stages of your treatment - from assistance in obtaining a visa to transfer from the clinic to the airport.

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnosis of cataract
1498
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3641
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

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
1583
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3913
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
certificate

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnosis of cataract
2214
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
5113
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnosis of cataract
2222
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
5109
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnosis of cataract
1602
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3923
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

9.2/10 from 5 Votes

German Clinic for Diagnostics is a combination of the highest professionalism of the staff and the most up-to-date medical devices, therefore it is known far beyond Germany.

Diagnosis of cataract
1614
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3826
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wiesbaden

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnosis of cataract
1672
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
4184
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

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.

Diagnosis of cataract
1662
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
4050
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
certificate

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnosis of cataract
0.00
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnosis of cataract
1679
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
4191
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
certificate

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

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.

Diagnosis of cataract
0.00
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Schlosspark Academic Teaching Hospital at the University Hospital Charite has an excellent reputation and an outstanding service. All specialized departments are headed by renowned doctors. The departments offer a wide range of medical services.

Diagnosis of cataract
1679
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
4129
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Hospital Waldbrol Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

Diagnosis of cataract
1501
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3721
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg offers patients a wide range of medical services. It is staffed by highly qualified doctors and medical staff who take care of the patients' health 24 hours a day. The main task of the hospital is to provide medical treatment and care meeting all the patients’ needs.

Diagnosis of cataract
1517
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3690
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

Diagnosis of cataract
2066
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
5024
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the modern international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry.

Diagnosis of cataract
1604
Surgical treatment of cataract by extraction and intraocular lens (iol) implantation (incl. phacoemulsification/ extracapsular extraction)
3850
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

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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