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Cataract Surgery – Monofocal Lens

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Cataract Surgery – Monofocal Lens

Ophthalmology

What are cataracts?

Cataracts is the clouding of the natural clear lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or a corneal refractive surgery like LASIK. As frightening as cataracts might sound, modern cataracts surgery usually can restore vision lost to cataracts – and often can reduce your dependence on eyeglasses as well.

Most cataracts are associated with the ageing process, and are common among older people. Thankfully, modern cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed today. Approximately more than 20 million cataract surgeries are expected to be performed worldwide in 2016, with the vast majority of these procedures producing excellent visual outcomes.

Monofocal lens

When your cataract is removed, a new lens is placed inside your eye. Over the last decade, manufacturing companies have developed new lens technologies. These lens options can give you additional benefits, but also more choices that need to be made in determining your lens implant type. Because of these different options available, lens selection can be a tedious process. There are 2 important things to consider when choosing the artificial lens – the type of lens, and the power of the lens.

With a standard monofocal lens implant, the vision will be very clear in the distance, but very blurry up close (for reading) without glasses. Some patients have even complained that they could not see their food at the dinner table without using reading glasses. Multifocal lenses were developed to allow patients to see well at several distances without the aid of glasses after your procedure.

Monofocal lens is a high quality, clear lens which delivers excellent vision at only one distance. The focal point or distance at maximum clarity can be set to a particular distance.

What happens during a cataract removal procedure?

In a cataract surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. The procedure typically is performed on an outpatient basis, and usually takes between 30-45 minutes, with no overnight stay in the hospital required.

The first step in correcting the cataract is to have a consultation with the doctor. The doctor may perform an ultrasound in order to establish the size and shape of the eye to prepare for the implantation of an intraocular lens (if required).

In the days before the surgery, the doctor may advise you to stop taking certain medications and to use antibiotic eye drops to reduce the risk of infection.

At the start of the procedure, the doctor will place eye drops into the eye to dilate the pupil. A local anaesthetic is then administered and if required, sedation may also be given to help you relax. A small incision is then made in the eye and the natural lens is removed. After all remnants of the cloudy lens have been removed from your eye, the cataract surgeon inserts a clear intraocular lens, positioning it securely behind the iris and pupil, in the same location which your natural lens occupied. The surgeon then completes the cataract removal by closing the incision in your eye and a protective shield is placed over the eye to keep it safe in the early stages of your cataract surgery recovery.

Many medical facilities require someone to be with you after your cataract surgery. If you will be receiving anaesthesia, be sure to ask about this requirement prior to your cataract procedure so you are prepared for surgery day. An uncomplicated cataract surgery typically lasts only about 30-45 minutes, but expect to be at the surgical facility for 90 minutes or longer, because extra time is needed to prepare you for surgery (dilating your pupil; administering pre-operative medication) and for a brief post-operative evaluation and instructions about your cataract surgery recovery before you leave.

You must wear a protective eye shield while sleeping or napping for about a week after surgery. To protect your eyes from sunlight and other bright light as your eye recovers, you will be given a special pair of post-operative sunglasses.

While your eye heals, you might experience some eye redness and blurred vision during the first few days or even weeks following the procedure. During the first week of recovery, it is essential that you avoid any strenuous activities, heavy lifting, water that might splash into your eye and any activity that would expose your healing eye to dust, grime or other infection-causing contaminants. Most patients do not experience any discomfort aside from a temporary worsening of their vision immediately after surgery.

If you need cataract surgery in both eyes, your surgeon typically will prefer that you wait 1-3 weeks between procedures, so your first eye has healed sufficiently and you have good vision in that eye before the second surgery is performed.

How do I find the right eye surgeon?

The best way is to speak to a few surgeons and find out which surgeon you are most comfortable with. At Holiday Health, we can connect you to reputable and reliable eye surgeons. We strongly suggest you take into consideration that the surgeon you choose:

  • is reputable and trustworthy;
  • has a proven track record;
  • is registered with or accredited by their local government or the governing medical body or association;
  • has never been disqualified from practising anywhere in the world;
  • has never been found guilty of endangering a patient’s life; and
  • has never been found guilty of malpractice.

You should also include any preferences you might have. For example, you might be more comfortable with a female eye surgeon, or someone who has more experience.

 

Important 

Before your procedure, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and the results you would like to achieve with your specialist. Communication is vital in reaching your goals. Ensure you communicate your vision clearly to your specialist and re-confirm the intended procedure to ensure there is no miscommunication. Your specialist will work with you to reach an understanding about what you can expect from this procedure, and what long-term benefits and side-effects you may experience. Every patient is different, and your specialist will choose the surgical technique and treatment plan that is right for you.

Your specialist will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and which vitamins and medications should be taken or avoided.

Please note. The information found on this website is purely for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for its exactness or for its accuracy for your specific situation and/or for your specific procedure. The information provided is not a substitute for advice from your physician / surgeon as it may not contain all the known facts, risks and side effects of this procedure. Please consult with your physician / surgeon about your personal circumstances and about your personal procedure / treatment plan. We take no responsibility for any misinformation, inaccuracies, or for any loss or damage suffered by you in relation to the services we provide to you, or the information provided on our website.

Healthcare providers

Acibadem Adana Hospital Adana, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The radiation oncology department operates as a benchmark center for the Adana and Çukurova
  • 3km from Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Acibadem Ankara Hospital Ankara, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and technology
  • 43km from Esenboğa International Airport
Acibadem Atakent University Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has a strong focus on cardiology, nuclear medicine, and oncology
  • 11km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bakırköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Has highly experienced staff in general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, pediatric cardiology, and brain surgery
  • 8km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Bodrum Hospital Bodrum, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Experienced cardiology team
  • 44km from Milas-Bodrum Airport
Acibadem Bursa Hospital Bursa, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • One of the most advanced Oncology and Radiotherapy Center in Bursa, Turkey
  • 129km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Eskişehir Hospital Eskişehir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Strong focus on cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics and pediatrics
  • 119km from Zafer Airport
Acibadem Fulya Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in sports medicine, orthopaedics, physical therapy and traumatology
  • 22km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem International Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A world-class leading hospital renowned with foreign patients
  • 7km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kadıköy Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in IVF and risky pregnancies
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Kayseri Hospital Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • The Cancer reference center for the Central Anatolian Region in Turkey
  • 6km from Erkilet International Airport
Acibadem Kocaeli Hospital Izmit, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for childbirth in the Kocaeli and Gebze region of Turkey
  • 69km from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Acibadem Kozyatağı Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Specializes in neurological science and oncology
  • 32km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • A reference center for cancer treatment
  • 32km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Acibadem Taksim Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group
  • Fully fledged hospital serving in all branches of medicine
  • 20km from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Dünyagöz Adana Adana, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 4km from Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Dünyagöz Ankara-Kavaklıdere Ankara, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 31km from Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Dünyagöz Ankara-Keҫіӧren Ankara, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 22km from Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Dünyagöz Antalya Antalya, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 14km from Antalya Airport
Dünyagöz Bursa Bursa, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 4km from Bursa city centre
Dünyagöz Gaziantep Gaziantep, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 2km from Gaziantep city centre
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Altunizade Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 28km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Ataköy Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 9km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Baĝcilar Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 11km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Etiler ,

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 30km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Feneryolu Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 29km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Dünyagöz Istanbul-Pendik Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • 13km from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Dünyagöz Kocaeli-Izmit Izmit, Turkey

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  • Opened 24 hours a day
  • Renowed for their excellence in eye care – eye care specialists
  • Located in the heart of the city
Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit and a phototherapy facility for its little patients
  • 7km from Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Home to the first Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion in Malaysia
  • 10km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Specializes in Cardiology, Gyneacology and Obstetrics, and Orthopaedics.
  • 18km from Johor Bahru city centre
Gleneagles Hospital Penang Penang, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • First private hospital in Penang
  • 2km from George Town, Penang city centre
Medstar Antalya Hospital Antalya, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Specializes in cancer treatment – Medstar Chemotherapy and Arts Center
  • 9km from Antalya Airport
Medstar Topçular Hospital Antalya, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • A multidisciplinary hospital specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Urology
  • 11km from Antalya Airport
Memorial Ankara Hospital Ankara, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Has the most advanced medical technology in Turkey
  • 35km from Ankara Esenboga Airport
Memorial Antalya Hospital Antalya, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Specializes in IVF, bariatric surgery, hair transplant and plastic surgery
  • 13km from Antalya Airport
Memorial Ataşehir Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Is a multidisciplinary hospital
  • 37km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Memorial Dicle Hospital Diyarbakir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Offers world-class standard health care
  • 5km from Diyarbakir Airport
Memorial Diyarbakir Hospital Diyarbakir, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Offers world-class standard health care
  • 7km from Diyarbakir Airport
Memorial Kayseri Hospital Kayseri, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • The hospital’s Kayseri IVF center serves as a reference center for IVF globally
  • 5km from Kayseri Erkilet Airport
Memorial Şişli Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Part of the Memorial Hospital Group
  • Prestigious reputation in cardiology, organ transplantation, IVF and genetics
  • 23km from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Normah Medical Specialist Centre Kuching, Malaysia

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  • The first private hospital in Borneo to be granted the prestigious JCI accreditation
  • Operates as a not-for-profit organization
  • 16km from Kuching International Airport
Optimax Johor Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Kuching Kuching, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Penang Eye Specialist Hospital Penang, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Seremban Seremban, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Optimax Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Has over 21 years of experience with over 120,000 satisfied patients
  • Lifetime Vision warranty
  • Treatment results audited by independent parties
Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh Melaka, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Has a team of surgeons, radiotherapists, specialty nurses and counsellors that can provide a holistic care environment for patients
  • 9km from Melacca city centre
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • The hospital has a specialist Cancer Institute, Breast Care Centre, Eye Centre, Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Spine and Joint Centre, and Heart Centre
  • 8km from Kuala Lumpur city centre
Pantai Hospital Penang Penang, Malaysia

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  • Part of the Parkway Pantai Limited group which treats approximately 14,000 international patients each year
  • Has a specialist centre for the treatment of stroke
  • 5km from Penang International Airport
Raffles Hospital Singapore, Singapore

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  • Part of the Raffles Medical Group
  • Practise high standards in patient care
  • 19km from Singapore Changi Airport

FAQs

The price of cataract surgery – monofocal lens varies. With the cataract surgeons we work with, the price starts from AUD$990.

The success rate of a cataract surgery is approximately 95%, for patients without any other eye conditions. Those patients with any other eye conditions should consult with an Ophthalmologist or a cataract surgeon whether it is likely to work for you.

  • Eye infection
  • Bleeding
  • Inflammation
  • Glaucoma
  • Swelling of the retina or cornea
  • Posterior capsule opacification
  • Retinal detachment

There may be other potential risks involved when undergoing a cataract surgery. Please discuss them further with your cataract surgeon.

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