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Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Extracapsular Cataract Extraction.

Clínica Mirabell

CLÍNICA MIRABELL is one of the leading private ophthalmological centres in the Canary Islands. We improve our patients' quality of life protecting, treating and enhancing their vision and the aesthetics of their eye area.

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Dra. Patricia Martínez García

Specialist in Anterior Segment, Cataract and Glaucoma

Dr. Ricardo Herrera Piñero

Specialist in Anterior Segment, Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Instituto Oftalmológico Quirónsalud Dexeus

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica's Medical and Surgical activity is developed in all areas and specialities in Ophthalmology. They provide the most modern, latest and complete diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

18 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Mercè Guarro MD

OMIQ Medical Director

Dr. Laura Sararols MD

Head of the Vitreo-Retinal Unit

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Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD

Medical Interest Areas and Activities
Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment
Refractive Surge

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Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

The Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO – Institute of Ocular Microsurgery in English) is a leading international ophthalmology centre. Their hallmark is medical excellence and our objective is to provide the best service to the patient.

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Dr. Borja Corcóstegui

Co-founder and medical director of IMO

Dr. Isabel Nieto

Complex Cataract Specialist

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We use our eyes to see life and so Vithas Xanit International Hospital has developed a highly influential Ophthalmology Department in this area. Our strong vision care programme has made us the first private hospital in the province to have a surgery for evaluating and treatment of poor vision.

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Dr. Angel Cilveti

Head of The Ophthalmology Department

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

9 listed ophthalmologists:

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery

A plastic and aesthetic surgery center for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, other nonsurgical beauty procedures and postsurgical rehabilitation.

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Mahkota Medical Centre

Eye Studio offers customisation, innovative products and comprehensive eye care services all in one centre to fulfil your lifestyle needs. With the presence of experienced Optometrists and the latest state-of-the-art vision testing equipment, Eye Studio assures you the best care for your eyes.

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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About Extracapsular Cataract Extraction

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Extracapsular Cataract Extraction?
Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) is a type of eye cataract surgery. During ECCE the eye’s lens is removed and the elastic capsule covering the lens is left partially in place to implant an intraocular lens (IOL).

What are the common types of Extracapsular Cataract Extraction?

  • Manual Expression
    An incision is made in the cornea or the sclera through which the lens is removed.
  • Phacoemulsification
    Ultrasound energy is used to break the lens into fragments inside the capsule and it is removed by aspiration.

How is Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Performed?
  • An incision is made in between the cornea and the sclera.
  • The lens capsule is opened and the nucleus of the lens is removed.
  • The soft lens cortex is emptied using suction and the back of the capsule is left intact.
  • An intraocular lens is used to replace the original lens, which enables light focus on the retina. The intraocular lens substitute the patient’s original eye lens, and therefore they are not corrective lenses.
  • The incision is closed with sutures after the surgery.

A special test known as Keratometry needs to be performed if an intraocular lens is required. It is a painless test used to determine the strength of the intraocular lens that is required.
  • The patient’s eyeball length is measured with ultrasound.
  • A keratometer is used to measure the curvature of the cornea.
  • The measurements are then put into the computer to calculate the exact power of the intraocular lens.

Days admitted : The procedure is commonly done as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : - Local anesthesia
- General anesthesia may be used if the surgery is required for children and adults with specific medical or psychiatric conditions.

Recovery : - The sutures are removed in 6 weeks after the surgery. - Before the patient is discharged, some medications may be placed in the patient’s operated eye. - Complete recovery of the operated eye may take up to 3 months or sooner.

Risks : - Edema, i.e. swelling of the cornea - Rise in intraocular pressure (IOP) - Uveitis, i.e. inflammation of the uvea, which is a tissue layer containing the iris. - Infection - Hyphema, which is bleeding inside the interior chamber of the eye - Incision rupture and leakage - Tear in the retina - IOL mal-positioning - Cystoid macular edema (CME)

After care : - The patient should avoid bending and lifting heavy objects. - Normal activities can be carried out after a day or two. - The patient may need to wear regular eye glasses during the day and an eye shield over the operated eye at night. - Wearing sunglasses are recommended during bright days and to protect the operated eye against rubbing and bumping. - The patient needs to use eye drops as directed by the doctor for one to two weeks after the surgery to prevent infection, and to lessen pain and swelling. - The patient needs to check the regular eyeglasses to find out if the lens prescription needs to be changed. - Regular follow-up check ups are scheduled for several weeks.

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