Prior to cataract treatment, the first important step is a thorough assessment in combination with a consultation with your specialist.
Register for assessment online within one minute, and our professional consultants will contact you on the phone to make an appointment for assessment.
For a successful assessment you should follow a few instructions.
Take the following documents with you to the agreed appointment: personal identification card, residence card, social security card, former ophthalmological reports, other medical documents, actual glasses, contact lenses, and their data.
Please arrive on the agreed time on the assessment day. You can expect a stay of about one to one and a half hours, including recording required data, detailed assessment, consultation with medical professionals and consulting assistants, and preparing the necessary documents.
It is important that you will give the prepared documents to our consulting assistants and inform your assessing physician exactly about your actual diseases, previous health problems and regularly taken medicines.
In order to determine your eligibility for surgery and check the overall health condition of your eyes, your specialist will perform the following tests:
An important part of the assessment is the personalised planning of the artificial lens to be implanted, which is carried out with special equipment.
Following assessment, your physician will inform you about possible surgical procedures, the type of the recommended artificial lens, expected results of the surgery, and possible risks. You can choose an appointment for surgery with the help of our consulting assistants immediately after the assessment.
Please arrive on the agreed time on the treatment day. You can expect a stay of about four hours, including checking required data, specialist examination before the treatment, preparation of the treatment, surgery in the operating theatre, short recovery after therapy, specialist assessment before discharge home, preparation of required documentation, and counselling before discharge home.
For a successful eye surgery you should follow a few important instructions.
A repeated specialist assessment will be performed prior to treatment to look for possible changes which have evolved since the previous assessment and may contraindicate the treatment, and the accuracy of the planned treatment will be checked again.
Agitation before surgery may be relieved with mild medication. The operating physician will discuss the method of anaesthesia in advance with you. Prior to surgery, you will receive pupil dilating drops. You will receive protective clothing, overshoes and a cap covering your hair prior to going into the operating theatre.
Surgery takes normally 15 to 20 minutes but in some cases it may require as long as 45 minutes. During surgery, the lens core is removed through a small opening and the previously chosen artificial lens is implanted to its place. The few millimetres long surgical wound closes itself and usually does not require any sutures. At the end of operation, a bandage will be applied to your eyes for protection.
You will spend one hour after surgery in a quiet recovery room. Before discharge, another control examination is performed.
Our colleagues will inform you in detail about what to do after therapy and required follow-up assessments. After receiving your discharge letter you may depart for home with your companion.
It is important to attend follow-up assessments to enable our physicians to follow the undisturbed healing of your eyes and continuously check your vision quality in order to achieve the best result. For all interventions, the first follow-up assessment is due within 24 hours. Therefore, you have to visit us again on the next day after surgery.
After the 24-hour follow-up you should attend follow-ups at 1 week and 6 weeks.
Complete recovery after surgery may even take several weeks. During this period you eye requires increased attention. Smaller inconvenient, stinging feelings, changed colours, moving blurs and mild discharge may occur. The ‘feeling’ of the eye will become more pleasant and comfortable day by day, and your vision will gradually improve.
For an undisturbed recovery you should follow a few important instructions.
This project is funded by the European Union and the Hungarian Government. (GINOP1.3.2-15-2018-00039)