Cataract affects total or partial clouding of the lens, what is a result of aging process. For this reason, most often we are talking about so-called: "Senile cataracts". Sometimes it happens that cataract can be inborn. In addition, as a consequence of certain diseases in general we may come in contact with secondary cataract. The symptoms may be: general deterioration of vision (what cannot be corrected with prescription glasses), blurry vision, so-called "seeing through the mist". The only effective way to cure cataracts is surgery. One should undergo surgery when clouding of the lens hampers day-to-day basis.
The operation can be performed at any stage and there is no need to wait until the cataract matures. . The ophthalmic center (that is our partner) performs the procedure by phacoemulsification, moreover, this is one of the modern procedures. During surgery, the cloudy lens is fragmented by means of ultrasonic waves emitted by the device that is inserted into the lens. Meanwhile, the tip of the instrument sucks out the lens fragments. Finally, artificial lens is placed into the pocket. Lenses are selected individually for each patient. Most often he patient is able to return home after few hours of the treatment. Assessment and control is crucial the very next day. It is particularly important that the patient strictly followed the recommendations of post-surgery procedures. It is quite natural to feel the artificial lens under the eyelid for a period of 1-2 months. This feeling should gradually disappear. What is also important is that the patient should avoid intense physical training and should use drops into the eye. Phacoemulsification of uncomplicated cataract will cost approx. 770 Euro in Poland (AS64 standard lens of the German company Polytech). The most modern equipment combined with the experience of local doctors will support the patient to undergo the whole process and appreciate a new vision.