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Improve your vision and quality of life with cataract surgery at Cayra Clinic. Our experienced ophthalmologists use advanced techniques to safely and effectively remove cataracts. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Cataract surgery is a common procedure that becomes necessary as we age and can significantly impact our vision. At Cayra Clinic’s Istanbul and Antalya offices, cataract surgery is a quick and precise procedure that typically takes only five minutes to perform. Recovery is generally short and uncomplicated, especially for patients who are in good health and have no other eye complications. With the surgical expertise and advanced technology available at Cayra Clinic, cataract surgery can be tailored to your unique eyes and is a precise way to protect and preserve your vision.

What Is Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

Cataracts occur when the natural proteins in the lens of your eye break down and cause your vision to become blurred or cloudy. The lens is responsible for bending light rays to help focus light on the retina so you can see. A cloudy lens makes it difficult for light to focus effectively. Think of looking through a frosted glass window; it will be tougher to see clearly than when you look through a completely transparent window.

A few different factors that can cause cataracts include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Eye injury or eye surgery
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Certain medications such as corticosteroid
  • If you notice any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign of cataracts.
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Extra sensitivity to light
  • Colors appear faded or yellow

Luckily, cataracts can be corrected with cataract surgery in Turkey that results in long-lasting clear vision.

Who Are Cataract Surgery In Turkey Suitable For?

The best candidates for cataract surgery in Turkey are patients with blurred or cloudy vision, light sensitivity, and color dullness. If you suspect that you have cataracts.

How Can Cataract Surgery In Turkey Help?

Cataract surgery in Turkey replaces your natural lens with an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL). What’s great about IOLs is they are made of biocompatible material, they don’t break down over time, and there are different types of iols that contain your individual prescription to best suit your needs. Cataract surgery in Turkey can be completely customizable to you and offers long-lasting benefits. Your ophthalmologist will assess your eyes and determine the right iol for you.

Whats The Process Of Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

A lens replacement may be suggested if your vision stops you from activities you need or want to do. If you have been recommended for cataract surgery in Turkey, here’s what you can expect from the process:

  • Your eye will be numbed with drops you may be given medication to help relax
  • You will be awake during surgery and may see light or movement (you will not be able to see what your doctor at Cayra Clinic in Turkey is doing)
  • Your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey will make a precise incision with a laser near the edge of your cornea
  • Through the small incision, your surgeon will break up the natural lens and remove it
  • The new Intraocular Lens (IOL) will be put into place

A family member or friend will need to drive you after the cataract surgery in Turkey procedure. You will be on your way to clear vision in no time at all!

Does Cataract Surgery In Turkey Hurt?

People get squeamish at the thought of cataract surgery in Turkey. They worry that the procedure is painful. Cataract surgery in Turkey is not painful. While patients are awake during surgery, there is little or no discomfort involved. A mild sedative may be administered before the surgery, which calms the nerves, and eye drops are used to numb the eye. There may be minor discomfort after cataract surgery in Turkey, but this doesn’t last long and over-the-counter pain medication should be enough to deal with it. The eye doctor typically asks patients to stay in the office for an hour after surgery so eye pressure can be monitored. Vision will start to improve a few days after surgery. The majority of cataract surgeries at Cayra Clinic in Turkey are successful in restoring vision.

What The Cost Of Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

A number of variables play into the final cost of cataract surgery. These factors include the severity of your cataracts, the type of lens being used, geographic location, surgeon, length of post-surgery care, insurance coverage, and more. On average though, the cost of cataract surgery in Turkey ranges between 1500 and 2500 Euros.

How Long Does Cataract Surgery In Turkey Take?

Cataract surgery in Turkey is a quick and straightforward procedure so, you will have the operation as a day case patient. When you arrive at the at Cayra Clinic in Turkey, our surgical team will need to prepare your eyes for cataract surgery in Turkey. This involves putting some drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils to make them wider.

You will also be asked to sign some consent documents and given a surgical gown to put on. Once in the operating theatre, your cataract surgery will take 15 minutes and you will be discharged from hospital once you’re feeling ready to leave. You’ll be at the hospital for no more than four hours. Cataract surgery in Turkey can be performed using eye drops to numb the area, or under a local anaesthetic. If you have surgery with eye drops only, you will need to wear a transparent shield over your eye until you get home. If your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey uses a local anaesthetic, you will need to wear an eye pad and a shield for a few more hours until the anaesthetic wears off.

Are There Side Effects For Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

Immediately after cataract surgery in Turkey at Cayra Clinic in Turkey, your eye will feel watery and slightly gritty but don’t worry, this is normal. Your vision will be a little blurred and your eye may also be sensitive to light and appear red or bloodshot. It will take 24 hours for the drops used to dilate your pupils prior to surgery to wear off. You will notice that your pupil will look larger than normal during this time. Your vision will also be blurred whilst you’re waiting for the drops to wear off.

How Long Does Recovery Take After Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

Your eye will feel normal again 24 hours after cataract surgery in Turkey. However, your sensitivity to light may persist for a few more days. It will take four to six weeks for your eye to fully heal.

Will I Need To Take Time Off Work For Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

It isn’t recommended that you return to work the same day after your cataract surgery in Turkey. Each patient is different and when you can return to work will depend on the nature of your job, how strong your glasses are and whether or not you need new glasses. If you wear very strong glasses, once you have had cataract surgery in one eye, you will have a noticeable difference in the vision between your two eyes. This will make it difficult to work. This imbalance will improve if you have further cataract surgery in your other eye. Your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey will be able to advise you how long to take off work, based on your circumstances.

Can I Drive After Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

In order to drive a car, you must be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away. You will also need to show that you can read the 6/12 of an eye test chart with both eyes open. This test can be arranged by your optician or ophthalmologist at Cayra Clinic in Turkey. If you don’t have any other eye problems, you will be able to read both within one day of cataract surgery. As you will have only one eye operated on at a time, you may be advised that it’s safe to drive just make sure you drive with caution at all times. Some patients require new glasses in order to meet the legal driving requirements. It’s advised that you wait four to six weeks for your eye to settle down before having an eye test for a new pair of glasses.

If you wear very strong glasses, you may need to wait until you have had your other eye operated on to balance your vision. You will then need to wait for both eyes to fully heal before you can get a new prescription for your glasses.

What Can I Do To Speed Up Recovery After Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

To recover from cataract surgery in Turkey as quickly as possible, it’s important to follow the advice of your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey. Eye drops will be given to you when you leave the hospital. These will help your eye heal and prevent infection. You should use these drops in the eye that has been operated on for as long as your surgeon at Cayra Clinic has recommended. You should take steps to avoid damage to your eye. These steps include avoiding rubbing your eye, shielding your eye from strong sunlight and wearing an eye shield when you wash your hair. You should also avoid swimming until your eye is completely healed.

Your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey will also give you advice on how to clean your eye as it may feel sticky for the first two weeks. This is normal and is caused by your eye drops and the healing process. Unless you’ve had a multifocal lens fitted during surgery, you will need reading glasses after your cataract surgery in Turkey. These will be a different strength to the lenses you had before surgery. Wait until your eye is fully healed before getting new glasses. Consider purchasing reading glasses from a pharmacy or supermarket in the meantime.

Is Cataract Surgery In Turkey Permanent?

Cataract surgery is permanent, so you won’t need the same surgery in the same eye again. 10% of patients experience a build-up of debris behind the new lens that is fitted during cataract surgery at Cayra Clinic in Turkey. This is fixed with a simple outpatient laser procedure.

Can I Bend Over And Lift Things After Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

Patients used to be advised to avoid bending, lifting or taking part in strenuous activity after cataract surgery. Now that modern cataract surgery in Turkey means that the incision in the eye is very small, the advice is different. You will be able to return to normal activities including sports after cataract surgery in Turkey.

Will I Still Need My Glasses After Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

If your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey fixed your cataracts using a standard fixed-focus or monofocal lens implant, you will need glasses for reading. You may also need glasses for looking over a long distance. Alternatively, if you had a multifocal lens implant, your chances of needing glasses will be significantly reduced.

How Long Will It Take To Have Cataract Surgery In Turkey In My Other Eye?

If your first eye settles down quickly after cataract surgery, you can have your other eye operated on as soon as one week later. Depending on the strength of prescription for your glasses before your first cataract surgery in Turkey, you may wait until you need the second surgery before having it. This will be the case if your glasses have a weak prescription, meaning little difference between the vision in both eyes. If you need very strong glasses, the difference in vision between your two eyes will be too great after your first cataract surgery in Turkey. It’s advised that you have your second surgery to correct this imbalance in vision.

Can I Watch TV After Cataract Surgery In Turkey?

Several hours following the cataract surgery in Turkey, most patients are able to watch some television or look at a computer screen for a short period of time. It’s important however that you don’t over-exert your eyes during the first 24 hours post-surgery.

You can expect to return to most normal activities during the first week. If you work, how soon you can return will largely depend on your type of job and if you need new glasses. Your surgeon at Cayra Clinic in Turkey will advise you on the most appropriate times to resume other activities. Following your surgeon’s instructions regarding what you should and should not do after your cataract surgery in Turkey are important.

Schedule Your Cataract Surgery Appointment With An Expert Surgeon At Cayra Clinic In Turkey Today

Contact Cayra Clinic in Turkey today for a complete eye exam to test for cataracts. At Cayra Clinic, our team of expert doctors and eye care professionals also provide laser cataract surgery, premium cataract implants, diabetic laser treatment, laser vision correction, and more. We serve patients in Istanbul and Antalya. Cayra Clinic is one of the nation’s leading multi-disciplinary physician groups in Turkey. We provide ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, audiology, and aesthetic services. With our clinics located in Istanbul and Antalya, we proudly offer our patients convenient access to nationally-renowned surgeons, compassionate staff members, and cutting-edge technology. Schedule an appointment with Cayra Clinic now and you can have a flawless cataract surgery in Turkey.

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