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Extracapsular Cataract Extraction in Istanbul

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Istanbul, Turkey performing Extracapsular Cataract Extraction.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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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Estethica Surgical Medical Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Estethica Ataşehir is a branch of Ethica healthcare group, one of the biggest healthcare groups in Turkey.Launched in 2010, it has been constructed on 6000 m2 area all dedicated for beauty.

Estethica acts upon the motto "Healthy beauty" and provides services with

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

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

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Naci Sakaoğlu MD

Glaucoma
Cornaea and refractive surgery
Eye Bank management

Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD

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

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Adem Özel

Ophthalmologist

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Yunus Emre Hospital

A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

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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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