Cataract

Femtosecond Laser

Cataract

**What is a Cataract?**

A cataract is the clouding or opacity of the lens inside the eye, causing gradual blurring of vision and glare. In a normal eye, the lens is clear and helps focus light rays onto the retina, allowing us to see. However, when a cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy, preventing light rays from reaching the retina. As a result, the picture the retina receives becomes dull and fuzzy. Cataracts usually form slowly, and most people experience a gradual blurring of vision.

**Do I Need Cataract Surgery?**

Unfortunately, cataract symptoms usually worsen over time, and there are no medicines that can improve or slow down the effects of cataracts. If your cataract is mild, you can choose to monitor it with regular check-ups instead of having cataract eye surgery. However, when the cataract progresses to the point of interfering with daily activities or lifestyle, even with up-to-date glasses, cataract surgery may be the next step. Modern cataract surgery is highly successful for the majority of patients, but like all surgeries, it carries some risks, which your consultant will discuss with you.

**Why Choose Us?**

Our hospital and doctors are highly experienced in laser cataract surgery, with a worldwide reputation for providing the highest quality treatment for patients seeking cataract surgery. Since the foundation of the hospital in 2000, we have performed thousands of cataract operations for patients from all corners of the world.

**Before Your Cataract Treatment**

During your initial consultation, you will undergo eye tests and provide a full medical history to ensure you are suitable for treatment. Your doctor will discuss your lens preference and inform you of any potential cataract surgery complications. In our hospital, we can perform your initial consultation and operation on the same day.

**During Cataract Surgery**

Cataract surgery is a quick procedure, taking less than 15 minutes in most cases when performed by our experienced surgeons. You will receive eye drops to anesthetize the eye, along with mild sedatives to make the procedure as painless as possible. Depending on the severity of the cataract, the surgeon may use femtolaser and/or ultrasound to remove the cataract.

**After Cataract Surgery**

You will receive instructions for your cataract surgery aftercare following your operation, along with information about follow-up appointments. Cataract surgery recovery times vary for each person, but generally, there is a fairly quick recovery time, approximately 3-4 days. During your cataract surgery recovery, it is normal for your vision to take a few days to improve. Your eyes may also feel sore, scratchy, and light-sensitive during this period. You will have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops to help with your cataract operation recovery, typically starting the day after surgery. Cataract surgery is performed on a day-care basis, meaning you will be admitted to the hospital, have the operation, and be discharged home on the same day. Therefore, you should be able to return to work a few days after your operation, depending on your occupation. If your job is physically demanding, you may require a longer recovery period.

**The Benefits of Cataract Surgery**

Following surgery, you should be able to:

– See things in focus

– Look at lights without experiencing glare

– Tell the difference between colors more easily

**What Causes Cataracts?**

Most cataracts develop in adulthood due to the normal process of aging, causing the lens to harden and become cloudy. This age-related cataract is the most common type and can occur after the age of 40. Although most cataracts are age-related, there are other types, including congenital (present at birth), drug-induced (steroids), and traumatic (resulting from eye injuries). Cataracts are also more common in people with certain diseases, such as diabetes.

**Can Cataracts Come Back?**

Once the cataract has been removed, it doesn’t come back. However, the thin membrane behind the new lens implant may become opaque during the first few months or years after cataract surgery, causing your vision to deteriorate. A simple laser treatment (YAG laser capsulotomy) can be performed to clear this membrane and restore clear vision. Approximately 1 in 5 patients may benefit from YAG laser capsulotomy after cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery at Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital – Now with Femtosecond Laser Assistance

Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital offers the latest technology in cataract surgery with the introduction of Femtosecond laser assisted procedures. Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed operations at our hospital, and our team of surgeons is equipped with state-of-the-art tools for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of this condition.

COMPUTER CONTROLLED RLE AND CATARACT SURGERY

Introducing Alcon LenSx Femtosecond Laser System for Computer-Controlled RLE and Cataract Surgery

We take great pride in announcing the installation of the cutting-edge Alcon LenSx femtosecond laser system, which will revolutionize our Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and cataract surgeries. With computer control, the operations are now safer and more precise, as it minimizes the influence of human factors. By choosing Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital, you are guaranteed state-of-the-art treatment provided by experienced doctors.

Explore Your Options – Schedule an Appointment with Our Doctors

If you’re interested in learning more about the available options for your specific case, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our doctors. You can easily reach us by calling or texting (WhatsApp) at +90 532 596 16 01 to speak with an assistant fluent in English. Alternatively, you can email us at info@kaskaloglu.com or fill out the contact form on our website.

German-Speaking Support

For German-speaking patients, simply send us an email with your phone number, and we’ll be happy to call you back in German to assist you with any inquiries.

At Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital, we are committed to providing advanced cataract surgery solutions and personalized care to our patients. Experience the difference of our cutting-edge technology and expertise. Contact us now to take the first step towards clearer vision and improved eye health.

A cataract is a condition characterized by clouding in the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope. The effects of cataracts can vary in degree, leading to the obstruction of light passage, nearsightedness, and alterations in color perception.

To ensure precise measurements and correct any preexisting astigmatism, we utilize advanced technologies such as ZEISS IOLMASTER 700 for calculating IOL power and Pentacam for assessing corneal surface and thickness. I-Trace is also used to calculate certain angles of the eye further customise the operation. Additionally, Alcon LenSx Femtosecond laser is used for several steps during the operation, enhancing precision and safety.

On the day of the surgery, we instill drops to dilate the pupil, and the operation is conducted under topical anesthesia, meaning no injections are necessary. The natural lens is removed using laser and sound wave energy through a tiny incision, eliminating the need for stitches. The entire surgery usually takes less than 10 minutes, and patients can return home afterward. Our hospital uses premium intraocular lenses from top companies such as Alcon, Zeiss, Johnson & Johnson, Rayner, or SAV (Swiss Advanced Vision), ensuring excellent post-operative vision for our patients.

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