Clear view in 30 minutes
Modern cataract surgery
High-performance artificial lenses
Independence from glasses
Clario's team of experienced surgeons will help you restore your vision, with cataract eye surgery performed at the highest level. Do not let the disease progress and come in for a consultation at the first signs of cataracts: blurred vision, pale colors, frequent need to change glasses.
Cataracts appear when the lens progressively becomes opaque and no longer allows light to reach the retina. This is one of the leading causes of vision loss and affects millions of people worldwide. Cataract eye surgery can restore your vision so you can still see and enjoy the world around you.
At Clario, the surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and lasts, on average, 30 minutes, under local anesthesia and without pain.
[VIDEO] Watch in the next film a short demonstration of the cataract surgery being performed by our medical team.
At Clario, we operate on cataracts with an American Alcon Centurion phacoemusifier and a Zeiss Lumera 300 operating microscope, both of the latest generation. The surgical table comes from Brumaba, a leader in comfort and reliability.
The operation room offers a generous space for the comfort of both medical team and patients as well as state-of-the-art equipment, from the sterilization equipment, including for the air in the room, to the instruments we use.
Our medical team will help you choose a state-of-the- art crystalline lens that will replace the one affected by cataracts.
The eye lenses we use come from the most famous manufacturers and ensure varying degrees of independence from the need to wear glasses.
Untreated cataracts can eventually lead, after a generally slow evolution, to blindness. However, this is rarely a surgical emergency and only regular check-ups can determine when to intervene.
When the decrease in vision affects the quality of life, making it difficult to do normal things (driving, reading, watching TV) or affects your level of independence, your ophthalmologist will recommend cataract surgery. The timing of the procedure should be chosen so that the cataract does not become too mature, in which case the surgery is more difficult and involves additional risks.
The biggest mistake is having a treatment that targets only cataracts done with the simplest lens implant, without taking into account other vision problems that can be solved during cataract surgery.
Modern artificial eye lenses allow you to have a much better vision, even without wearing reading glasses, for example. If you have an active life, a multifocal eye lens or an EDOF crystalline lens can give you a much greater independence from glasses.
Our recommendation is that once the cataract is removed, you should seriously consider a high-performance eye lens because it is a unique opportunity in life where you can solve several problems at the same time.
The ophthalmologist will explain in detail all the options you have.
This type of surgery is performed in both public and private systems. Advantages of operating in a private clinic:
– The full range of options for choosing the artificial eye lens, from the simplest to the most performing, monofocal or multifocal with various protective treatments
– State-of-the-art equipment of a private clinic
– Flexible schedule – you decide when to have the surgery; you will not wait your turn on a waiting list of a public hospital
– Impeccable health and hygiene
– Pre and postoperative care provided individually by an entire medical team
Although considered a routine procedure, the way cataract surgery is done will affect your vision for the rest of your life. It is worth paying close attention to all the details and options that may prove essential in the future.
This is a condition with a generally slow evolution, very rarely is an emergency. However, delaying the surgery too much can lead to the solidification of the natural lens, at which point the operation becomes much more difficult and risky. Even longer delays can eventually lead to blindness.
The ophthalmologist can determine by periodic check-ups, especially after the age of 60 years the appropriate time for cataract surgery.
So far, no method has been discovered to prevent or slow down the evolution of cataracts. Fortunately, however, technology has evolved a lot, making this surgery very safe and with extraordinary results, especially when done on time.
The operation is performed in an outpatient setting, without hospitalization and with local anesthesia. Although we can’t get rid of your normal fear of surgery, we can do everything to make it a comfortable experience with results that you will appreciate for a long time.
In 20-30% of patients who have cataract surgery, at a period between a few months and a few years after the intervention, a decrease in vision due to secondary cataract may occur. It is not a complication of the operation. It does not affect the artificial eye lens and occurs due to fibrosis of the lens capsule.
The solution for this situation is laser surgery, painless, fast, which leads to the restoration of vision, as it was after cataract surgery.
You should know that, as with any procedure, this surgery involves risks related to infection and bleeding. The risks of surgery are higher in patients who have associated other eye diseases (high myopia, diabetic retinopathy, advanced glaucoma, hypermature cataracts) or general (severe hypertension, coagulopathies).
Intraoperative complications that may occur: rupture of the posterior capsule of the lens, loss of vitreous material, dislocation of the lens in vitro, dislocation of the artificial lens, suprachoroidal hemorrhage. Possible postoperative complications that may occur are infections, bleeding, retinal detachment, increased intraocular pressure, thickening of the retina or cornea.
Under the conditions of a correct preoperative evaluation, of a correct surgical technique, with performing equipment and, very importantly – by strictly following the surgeon’s instructions both intraoperatively and postoperatively, the vast majority of complications can be prevented and / or treated successfully.
It is necessary to do a series of tests before the operation to assess your health (cardiac check-up, EKG, blood pressure measurement, blood tests).
During the preoperative ophthalmological consultation (a few days before the operation) the ophthalmologist will do a detailed examination of your eye, to know what condition it is in. Sometimes special investigations are needed to evaluate the retina or the optic nerve (tomography, eye ultrasound, etc.).
At Clario we do cataract surgery with the latest model of American phacoemulsifier Alcon Centurion and the most advanced German surgical microscope, Zeiss Lumera. The surgical tables are from Brumaba, a brand famous for the comfort offered to patients and their versatility.