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Cataract Surgery

With age; the crystalline lens of the eye changes and progressively turns opaque. This is known as a Cataract and slowly causes blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness and is usually very common among the elderly. It is easy to detect and treat.

Cataract surgery is the most common way to treat advanced cataracts. It is safe and easy and mostly performed as an outpatient surgery. There are two types of surgeries – Phacoemulsification and Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE). In both procedures, an ophthalmologist removes the opaque lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Both processes are suture-less although sutures are required for large ECCE incisions. ECCE surgery is also often performed with the help of liquid nitrogen (Cryoextraction).


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                  Queen Elizabeth Hospital

                  Bridgetown, Barbados


                  Languages: English

                  Welcome to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)
                  The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is the country’s primary acute care medical facility. The QEH is also an accredited teaching hospital affi...

                  St. Luke's International Hospital

                  Tokyo, Japan


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

                  St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...

                  Optimax Eye Specialist Hospital

                  Georgetown, Malaysia


                  Languages: English

                  OPTIMAX is Malaysia’s recognized pioneer in the eye care industry in laser refractive surgery. We began modestly in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur in 1995, offering refractive surgery helping...

                  Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH

                  Berlin, Germany


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, German

                  The Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH, a non-profit, limited liability organization, was established as a clinical centre in 1994 from the former Chemnitz municipal hospitals. With its 1,735 beds it is one of t...

                  Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of TCM

                  Shanghai, China


                  Languages: English, Chinese

                  Founded in July 1960, Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the four oldest TCM clinical centers in China. Over 50 years, Longhua hospital has been dedicated t...
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