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Cataract surgery in Turkey

After the age of 50, most of us are likely to hear our eye doctor say, “You have cataracts.”

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or corneal refractive surgery such as.

As scary as cataracts may seem, cataract surgery in Turkey can usually restore lost vision and can often reduce reliance on glasses.

How much does cataract surgery in Turkey costs?

Having a perfect eye sight is highly important for everyone so that you can have a normal life style, we at Jouvence understand how important that is, which is why we have offered you the cheapest prices for the cataract surgery in Turkey.

With our unique all-inclusive package, you will be able to have this eye procedure in Turkey and save so much money compared to other countries.

Our all-inclusive package covers:

  • The operation costs.
  • Your luxurious hotel room during your visit to Turkey.
  • All operation related transportation.
  • The doctor’s payment.
  • The post-operative care and medication.

What is the cataract operation?

Cataracts are diagnosed by detecting cloudiness or cloudiness of the lens during an eye exam by an eye care professional or sometimes a primary care physician, the abnormal lens can be observed using a variety of specialized vision instruments.

Using various tests, an ophthalmologist or an optometrist can affirm the degree of vision deterioration related to cataracts.

Typical eye tests include visual acuity, glare sensitivity, color vision, contrast sensitivity, and a thorough examination of all other parts of the eye to ensure vision loss is not present is not due to other common eye problems like diabetes or glaucoma.

What happens during the cataract operation?

The standard cataract surgery in Turkey is performed in the clinic, there is no night to spend in the hospital, the most common form of cataract surgery today involves a process called phacoemulsification.

After numbing the eye with drops or an injection, the surgeon, using an operating microscope, will make a very small incision on the surface of the eye in or near the cornea.

A thin ultrasound probe, often mistaken for a laser, is inserted into the eye and uses ultrasound vibrations to break up (phacoemulsify) the cloudy lens, these tiny fragmented pieces are then suctioned out of the eye using the same ultrasound probe.

After the cataract is removed, an artificial lens is placed in the thin, capsular bag that the cataract previously occupied.

This lens is essential to help your eye focus after surgery. There are three techniques for performing a cataract operation in Turkey.

Phaco-emulsification:

This is the most common form of cataract removal in Turkey, as explained above.

In this method, the most modern, cataract surgery is performed in less than 30 minutes and requires minimal sedation; eye drops or an injection around the eye are used.

There are no stitches to close the wound, and there is no need for an eyepatch after surgery, although phacoemulsification itself is not performed using a laser, a femtosecond laser can be used to make an opening in the anterior lens capsule immediately prior to lens emulsification.

Extra capsular cataract surgery:

This procedure is mainly used for very advanced cataracts in which the lens is too dense to dissolve into fragments by phacoemulsification or when the latter is not possible. This technique requires a larger incision so that the cataract can be removed in one piece without being fragmented from inside the eye, an artificial lens is placed in the same capsular bag with the same phacoemulsification technique, this surgical technique requires sutures to close the larger wound, and visual recovery is often slower.

Extra capsular cataract extraction usually requires an injection of numbing medication around the eye and eye correction after surgery.

Intracapsular cataract surgery:

This surgical technique requires an even larger incision than extra capsular surgery, and the surgeon removes the entire lens along with the surrounding capsule.

This technique requires the intraocular lens to be placed in a different location; in front of the iris, this method is rarely used today but can still be useful in some situations.

What are the risks and Complications of Cataract Surgery?

While cataract surgery Turkey is one of the safest procedures available with a very high success rate and rare complications, infection (endophthalmitis) or bleeding may however occur.

The most common difficulties after surgery are persistent inflammation, changes in eye pressure (glaucoma), infection or swelling of the retina at the back of the eye (cystoid macular oedema), and retinal detachment.

If the delicate bag the lens is in is damaged, the artificial lens may need to be placed in a different location, in some cases, the intraocular lens shifts and may require repositioning, exchange, or removal.

All of these complications are rare but can cause significant visual loss. Close follow-up is necessary after surgery.

Pre-existing macular degeneration, optic nerve damage, or floaters will not be improved by cataract surgery.

What are the results of cataract surgery?

After the surgery, visits in the first days and again in the first weeks will take place.

During this period, several eye drops that help protect against infection and reduce inflammation will be prescribed.

Most patients notice that their vision improves and they can return to work within days, full, normal activity can be resumed after a few days.

Once vision has stabilized, patients wear glasses if necessary. The type of intraocular lens will to some extent determine the type of glasses required for optimal vision.

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