In Delavi, the procedure of cataract removal is performed using a novel method called phacoemulsification It involves breaking up of the opaque lens with ultrasound, and then its removal. An artificial lens (individually tailored for each patient) is then inserted into the empty lenticular capsule. The whole surgery is performed by a tiny eye incision (below 2.2 mm) without the need of suturing.
The procedure is performed as day surgery, and the patient may usually return home within 2 hours after the procedure. Ophthalmological follow-up is necessary according to the schedule established by the doctor.
- for patients with any type of cataract,
- for patients with closed-angle glaucoma for the purpose of unblocking,
- to remove a vision defect which does not qualify for laser surgery, so-called refractive lens exchange.
Advantages of the procedure:
Importantly, the procedure does not cause significant restrictions. The patient may perform most activities, and after several days, he/she may return to their previous lifestyle.
- avoid physical exercise in the postoperative period,
- do not apply pressure on the operated eye,
- adhere to the instructions on applying eye drops,
- come in for the centre in the case of pain or vision deterioration.