What is an ocular cataract? A cataract is the loss of transparency of the crystalline lens, which is an intraocular lens located behind the pupil whose function is to focus light rays sharply on the retina.

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.

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Laser Cataract Surgery

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

Cataract surgery is generally recommended for patients who are beginning to experience some difficulties in their daily lives, both in performing tasks and in moving around without stumbling.

This type of lens allows you to reduce your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. These lenses will allow you to focus at near and far distances, and we can even offer trifocal lenses that also focus perfectly at intermediate distances.

At Vistaláser Oftalmología we do not usually operate on both eyes in the same operation, mainly to reduce the risks involved in surgery.

In this type of operation we use topical anaesthesia in the form of drops that we instill directly into the eye. During the operation you may feel some pressure and in the hours following the operation some discomfort, but nothing serious or painful.

After cataract surgery, the patient should rest for 24 hours, and the following day he or she will start to enjoy renewed vision.

The specialist doctor will give you simple instructions and prescribe eye drops to maintain good eye lubrication and prevent infection.

Cataract patients implanted with single vision lenses do need to wear glasses after cataract surgery, whereas patients implanted with multifocal lenses can greatly reduce their dependence and even forget about glasses.

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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.

Fee per eye €/month:
Formalisation costs:
NIR interest:
Amount to be financed:

Example of financing for cataract surgery for monofocal vision, with a price of €1,750 per eye. Deferred over 12 months interest-free, 12 instalments of €148.58, formalisation costs €33.00 included, NIR 0% and APR 3.73%. Total amount financed €1,783.00. Subject to approval by the financial institutions collaborating with Vistalaser Oftalmologia.

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