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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                  Beijing United Family Hospital

                  Beijing, China


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Chinese

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                  Hospital Quiron Teknon

                  Barcelona, Spain


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...

                  Hospital Clinica Biblica

                  San Jose, Costa Rica


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Clinica Biblica is the largest and most comprehensive private hospital in Costa Rica. Established in 1929, the hospital´s mission and vision focus on the health of each one of its clien...

                  Allianz Global Assistance

                  Bangkok, Thailand


                  Languages: English, Thai

                  Allianz Global Assistance has more than 35 years experience in providing medical assistance and a long history working with the best health providers and medical centres throughout Thailand. Our medic...

                  Damian Medical Center

                  Warsaw, Poland


                  Accreditation: ISO 9001

                  Languages: English, Polish

                  The Damian Medical Centre was established in 1994. It offers a wide range of medical care services provided in the Hospital and five outpatient clinics. They employ physicians in all specialisations w...
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