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Phacoemulsification Surgery for Cataract (Phaco) Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Phacoemulsification (Phaco) surgery for cataract.

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.

32 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Borja Corcóstegui

Co-founder and medical director of IMO

Dr. Isabel Nieto

Complex Cataract Specialist

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

upon request

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica

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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Phacoemulsification Surgery

upon request

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 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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Phacoemulsification Surgery

upon request

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Chiron Hospital Group, a specialist in high complexity medicine and pioneered the introduction of new technologies in all fields of medicine, offers Ophthalmology Units formed by professionals of great prestige.

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

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Estethica Surgical Medical Center

Ethica Health Group is a large complex of healthcare institutions in Turkey where the patient is provided with a wide range of aesthetic, ophthalmology and general medical services.

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

510 - 5,200 US$

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.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Angel Cilveti

Head of The Ophthalmology Department

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

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Medicana Healthcare Group

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surgery.

Listed ophthalmologists:

Prof. Murat Levent Alimgil

Chief of Ophthalmology Department

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

800 - 1,500 US$

Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Ophthalmology utilizes advanced and sophisticated technologies in its field, which enable performing the most accurate and gentle surgical procedures and laser treatments, diagnosis of complex and obscure conditions, and provision of novel and modern therapeutic modalities.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Eithan Blumental

Ophthalmologist

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Equipped with the cutting-edge technology devices, our Eye Clinic offers service in all the sub-branches of eye, cataract and refractive surgery in particular.

Listed ophthalmologists:

Prof. Omer Kamil Dogan

Ophtalmologist

Dr. Faruk Eroglu

Ophtalmologist

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Phacoemulsification Surgery

1,300 - 3,000 US$

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About Phacoemulsification Surgery

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 Phacoemulsification Surgery?
Phacoemulsification surgery is a procedure to remove a cataract from the lens in the eye. Cataracts are cloudy parts in the eye’s lens and phacoemulsification uses ultrasound to remove them, as well as to remove the front part of the lens capsule. Often an intraocular lens will be implanted in order to compensate for the removal of the natural lens.

How is Phacoemulsification Surgery carried out?
The surgeon makes two small cuts in the eye and creates a circular opening on the surface. Sound waves (ultrasound) through a special instrument destroy the cataract. The cataract and lens particles are removed using suction. The surgeon will then normally place an intraocular lens implant into the lens capsule.

What are the chances of success with Phacoemulsification Surgery?
According to the BMJ, phacoemulsification surgery works better than extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) to improve sight.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2006), 95 percent of adults were satisfied with the results of the surgery.

How popular is this type of surgery?
Phacoemulsification surgery is the most popular type of cataract surgery, according to WebMD.
Phacoemulsification surgery is preferred over extracapsular surgery because it can be completed more quickly, recovery of sight after the surgery is quicker, the healing process is quicker and there is a lower risk of complications.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The procedure takes around 20 minutes.

Number of sessions required : Usually only one eye at a time is worked on with Phacoemulsification, so if you need both eyes operated, it will usually require 2 sessions.

Days admitted : None. Phaco surgery takes place on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia with a sedative if needed.

Recovery : Patients should rest for 24 hours following phaco surgery but can return to work the next day.

Risks : According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2006), less than 5 percent of people suffer serious complications following phacoemulsification surgery.

Risks include:

- Eye infection.
- Swelling or fluid in the eye.
- Bleeding in the eye.
- Retinal detachment.
- Glaucoma.
- Astigmatism.
- Secondary cataract.

After care : - You may wear a bandage for one night following phaco surgery.
- At night, wear a protective shield over the eye for a week after the procedure.
- You may experience some vision changes for a short time after the procedure.
- Use prescribed eye drops for a month following phacoemulsification surgery.

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