Due to various circumstances, the most common being advanced age, the crystalline lens can lose transparency and can become an opaque lens. The cataract will have a greater effect on vision depending on its location in the lens and the loss of transparency it produces.
Laser Cataract Surgery
What Laser Cataract Surgery Is Like
The femtosecond laser in cataract surgery is an innovation that contributes to improving safety and quality of vision. The “manual” processes of the operation that make the result dependent on the human factor are replaced by a femtosecond laser that is pre-programmed.
Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
The crystalline lens is dissolved using ultrasound and absorbed through a small cannula. Then, through a 2.75mm incision, we insert an intraocular lens that corrects the new prescription of the eye without the crystalline lens.
The operation is performed on an outpatient basis, does not require hospitalisation, the surgery lasts approximately 20 minutes and is performed under local anaesthesia with drops. The patient is awake but relaxed as a sedative drug is administered.
Once the operation has been performed, the patient can go home on their own, with a very rapid visual recovery.
Seeing from afar or at all distances?
Generally, in the public health system and in most private clinics, the intraocular lens implanted after removal of the crystalline lens is monofocal. It only corrects distance vision, with the use of glasses being necessary for near or medium distance vision.
At Vistaláser Oftalmología we are specialists in implanting multifocal intraocular lenses to replace the crystalline lens, which allow focusing at a distance and at close range and make it possible to see well at all distances. The design of these lenses is such that it is not necessary, as with progressive glasses, to look down to see up close and straight ahead to see objects at long distances. With progressive multifocal lenses, in any viewing position (front, up or down), objects that are far, near or in the middle distance are in focus. It is the brain that naturally and without a learning or adaptation period selects the image of the desired object at that moment.
It is a stable and definitive solution because when the crystalline lens is removed, the transparency of the ocular optical system is restored and there are no longer any changes in the eye’s prescription.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cataract Surgery
Testimonials from Cataract Surgery Patients
Cataract Surgery Prices and Financing Options
At Clínicas Vistaláser we want treatments to be affordable for all patients. If you are interested in cataract surgery, we offer you several financing options so that the price is not a problem.
Thanks to this calculator you only have to indicate the treatment and the number of months in which you want to pay for your treatment (12, 18, 24 or 36) and you will know the monthly payment, formalisation costs and TIN interest of your financing.
Example of financing for cataract surgery for monofocal vision, with a price of €1,650 per eye. Deferred over 12 months interest-free, 12 instalments of €140.25, formalisation costs €33.00 included, NIR 0% and APR 3.73%. Total amount financed €1,716.00. Subject to approval by the financial institutions collaborating with Vistaláser Oftalmología.