Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Here you can find the answers of most frequently asked questions

Which is the best time for cataract surgery?

Many used to believe that the cataract must ‘ripen’ immediately before removal. However it is not the case. Nowadays, cataract surgery is a routine procedure that can be performed as soon as you feel that cataract starts to interfere with your lifestyle.

What can happen if cataract is not removed?

Over time, the clouded sections of intraocular lens can grow and become more dense, worsening the eyesight. This process can take several months or even many years. In the worst case, the entire IOL may be clouded.

What lens is right for me?

There is no universal lens that has the same effect on everyone. Only your ophthalmologist can determine the appropriate lens for you. The results indicate that patients who chose the multifocal lens instead of monofocal one are more satisfied with their quality of life.

Can a cataracts come back?

Once removed, cataract cannot reappear. It is possible, however, over time patients to start complaining about clouded vision again. This condition is known as a secondary cataracts. The treatment is quick and easy – using a short laser procedure.

Who has the right to carry out cataract surgery?

Only ophthalmologists who have been specially trained for eye surgery may perform surgery to remove the cataract.

What is the success rate of cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery has an overall success rate of 98% and more. Constant improvements and achievements in technology and surgical instruments allow procedure to be extremely safe and reliable.

I suffer from age-related macular degeneration. Should I wear sunglasses even if it is cloudy?

The light penetrates directly into the macula. People with AMD must protect their retina from bright sunlight as good as possible. Quality sunglasses are recommended even when it is cloudy.

I was treated for wet age-related macular degeneration. Should I take any dietary supplements?

Both through proper diet (consumption of fruits, vegetables) and by taking appropriate micronutrients you can help the macula and supply it with necessary substances. In the case of wet AMD vitamins and other energizing nutrients may help the treatment. In order to help the macular safeguard system these products should be taken on a regular basis.

How fast does age-related macular degeneration progress and can it be self-monitored?

Age-related macular degeneration progresses very slowly and patients may not feel any pain for years. The early symptoms may not be recognised until the disease is already advanced. You can check your eyesight regularly using the Amsler Grid. This will enable you to timely detect malformations in the visual field that without hardly be noticed without it.

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