Cataract Surgery in Iran
Cataract Surgery full package in Iran with price and information
Cataract Surgery in Iran (per eye):
Cost: From $1595
- Duration : 9 Days
• To restore the patient's vision as much as possible
• To eliminate and reduce the need to use contact lenses or eyeglasses
Traditional cataract surgery
A cataract is operated to detach the cloudy lenses. This surgery helps people to see sharp and clear instead of cloudy. If you suffer from cataracts or if you see things less colorful or blurry you need to consult with an ophthalmologist. There is only one approach to get rid of this condition and that is cataract surgery. In traditional cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens will be detached and an artificial lens is replaced. The ophthalmologist will inform you about the procedure before the operation. Intraocular lens or IOL is a medical term for the replaced artificial lens.
What are the causes of a cataract?
Aging is an inevitable process accordingly it may bring some conditions. The eye lens consists of protein besides water. The protein helps the light pass through the lens and keeps it clear as well. Clumping protein together due to aging leads to cloudy eye vision. After some time seeing gets difficult and hard and the patient needs to undergo cataract surgery. Other risk factors may make the eyes prone to cataract. They may include:
• Uncontrolled diabetes
• High blood pressure
• Ultraviolet radiation
• Corticosteroid medications due to immune system diseases
• Statin medicines for cholesterol reduction
• History of inflammation or injury in eyes
• Past eye surgical history
• Hormone therapy
• Familial history
How can you prepare for traditional cataract surgery?
Before you step into the cataract surgery your surgeon will do required tests and examinations to determine the most suitable IOL for you. You should also refrain from taking some medications and smoking based on your medical consultation. Moreover, some medications like eye drops may be prescribed for you to control infections and other unexpected side effects like swelling after cataract surgery.
What are the possible risks in cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery may include some possible risks just like any interventional surgery. They may be:
• Unexpected bleeding in eyes
• Unexplained infection
• Swelling (inside eyes or in front of the eyes)
• Uncontrolled pain
• Detached IOL
What do you expect from cataract surgery?
It is noteworthy that the medical plan for cataract surgery is determined based on your condition. It depends on your decision that the best possible option for you is blurry vision and wearing glasses or replacing the lens through cataract surgery without the need to wear glasses.
1. Is cataract surgery the final treatment for any patient with cataract?
The answer is no. many patients with cataract may have some minor conditions like nearsightness. On the other hand, in some cases including primary stages of cataract, the ophthalmologist only corrects symptoms. As cataract gradually forms the surgery is not the choice for all patients.
2. What are the types of cataracts?
There are different types of cataract including:
• a nuclear cataract that affects the center of the lens
• cortical cataract that affects the edges of the lens.
• posterior subcapsular cataract that affects the back of the lens.
• congenital cataract.
3. What is the procedure of traditional cataract surgery?
In this procedure, a scalpel will be applied to create a small incision in the cornea. Then the surgeon will insert a small instrument through this opening. Then the surgeon will create a round opening in the capsule. Through a pen-shaped probe in the opening, the cloudy lens will be removed. The remained pieces will be sucked out. In this stage, the artificial lens that is also called an intraocular lens (IOL) will be placed.
4. How many stitches are required in this surgery?
There is always no need for stitches in traditional cataract surgery.
5. What are the types of cataract surgery?
Based on the treatment plan two types of cataract surgery are performed: small incision cataract surgery and extracapsular surgery.
6. How long does the cataract surgery take?
The entire procedure usually takes around 15 minutes
7. Which surgery is right and safe for me as a cataract patient? (traditional or laser-assisted)
Although there are two types of cataract surgery traditional cataract surgery is the most common one. Most of the patients find it safe and also cost benefitial in comparison with laser-based ones. However, as a rule, your surgeon will talk and explore details for you and based on the decision made by both of you, medical plan will be determined.
8. Is the recovery time the same in laser and traditional cataract surgery?
The answer is positive. Both types have the same recovery time. The result of surgery can be obvious for some people immediately however in others it may take one week or more to have a clear vision.
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