What are cataracts?

Cataracts mean that the lens of the eye has become clouded. This is a condition in which the lens loses its transparency and begins to become opaque (frequently due to degeneration). This opacity prevents light from getting through to the retina of the eye. Cataracts occur primarily among older people, and is rare in young people and children.

Treatment for cataracts

The only possible treatment is surgery to replace the cloudy lens with a new artificial intraocular lens. At IVIO Clinic we perform conventional as well as more modern cataract surgery methods employing a femtosecond laser. Patients can also select from various types of intraocular lenses with differing optical properties and materials.

Modern technology allows us to perform the procedure on an outpatient basis and completely painlessly. The procedure takes only a few minutes. Standard surgery with conventional monofocal intraocular lens implants are covered by health insurance. Laser surgery is less invasive and is subject to a surcharge. Cataract surgery is the most frequent surgical procedure performed worldwide.

Surgical procedure

Before surgery, the client is examined at our clinic. The eye is precisely measured to calculate the most suitable dioptre for the artificial intraocular lens. After consulting with the doctor, the client selects the lens that best suits their own needs.

The operation is performed in an outpatient setting under local anaesthesia after drops are used to numb the eye. During the operation, the patient is conscious and can communicate with the surgeon. After the operation the client returns home, equipped with detailed records, necessary eye drops dispensed directly from the clinic, and an appointment for a post-operative follow-up.

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