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Extracapsular Cataract Extraction Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Extracapsular Cataract Extraction.

Veni Vidi Eye Health Center

Veni Vidi Eye Group is the oldest and the first eye hospital group with its over 30-years experience which applied the first laser treatment in Turkey. Our competent auxiliary staff and expert doctors have broken grounds by carrying out over 60.000 operations per year.

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Dr. Ertan Sunay, MD

Medical Director

Prof. Firat Helvacioglu, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, FEBOS-CR

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

The Division of Ophthalmology at Hospital General de Catalunya offers a full range of ophthalmic and optical services for children and adults.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The department of ophthalmology provides a well-equipped facility for the complete examination, diagnosis, and treatment (both medically and surgically) of all ocular diseases in both adult and paediatric patients.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital 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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2,700 US$

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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2,900 - 5,100 US$

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.

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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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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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