Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Cataract and Cataract surgery


1.  What is cataract?

1. What is cataract?

Cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. The crystalline lens of the eye

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2.Are there any factors that predetermine the development of cataract?

2.Are there any factors that predetermine the development of cataract?

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3. What are the symptoms of cataract?

3. What are the symptoms of cataract?

The most prominent symptom of cataract is the clouding of sight which cannot be remedied by using glasses. It is in fact a reduction of brightness, contrast

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4. Is immediate cataract surgery necessary?

4. Is immediate cataract surgery necessary?

Not necessarily. It depends on how each patient’s life is affected. Those with several activities heavily dependent on their sight (reading, computer

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5. Does the outcome of surgery differ according to the stage of cataract severity?

5. Does the outcome of surgery differ according to the stage of cataract severity?

No. During cataract surgery the opaque lens is completely removed (except for the lining, which is the sac that it was contained in), and it is of no importance

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 6. Is cataract surgery painful? How long does recovery last?

6. Is cataract surgery painful? How long does recovery last?

Cataract surgery is performed by applying  local anaesthesia( using drops, not an injection) and lasts  a few minutes. During surgery, the

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7. How exactly is this surgery performed?

7. How exactly is this surgery performed?

Initially, we use local anaesthetic drops and a medicine that allows the pupil to dilate. This is the preparation stage and lasts about 20 to 30 minutes.

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8. Is there a quality difference among various intraocular lenses?

8. Is there a quality difference among various intraocular lenses?

The artificial intraocular lens, which will be inserted to replace the opaque natural lens, is manufactured to remain inside the eye, for the rest of a

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9. What are the different types of intraocular lenses? Do they give the same visual result?

9. What are the different types of intraocular lenses? Do they give the same visual result?

Advances in technology have led to the creation of numerous new types of intraocular lenses, suitable for the different needs of our patients. (1) Monofocal

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10. With so many types of intraocular lenses, how can one understand which is the most suitable?

10. With so many types of intraocular lenses, how can one understand which is the most suitable?

After a thorough ophthalmologic check and taking into account your special needs and demands, the doctors in Athens Eye Hospital will analytically inform

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11. How does cataract surgery differ from ophthalmological centre to centre or from doctor to doctor, worldwide?

11. How does cataract surgery differ from ophthalmological centre to centre or from doctor to doctor, worldwide?

Although the basic steps in the operation are almost the same, there are some crucial details that can really make the difference and turn the final result

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12. Can cataract be operated on by using Laser?

12. Can cataract be operated on by using Laser?

This is a classic question by patients who are about to undergo surgery and the reply they receive from their doctors is that the surgery is performed

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13. Does Athens Eye Hospital invest in Femtosecond laser technology?

13. Does Athens Eye Hospital invest in Femtosecond laser technology?

Athens Eye hospital was one of the first ophthalmological centres in Europe to invest in Femtosecond Laser technology, as part of the application of  the

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14. I have cataract and macular degeneration. What should I treat first?

14. I have cataract and macular degeneration. What should I treat first?

Macular degeneration is a serious pathology that affects macula, the part of the retina that is responsible for central and sharp vision. The distortion

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15. I am suffering from cataract and diabetes. Does this affect the surgery?

15. I am suffering from cataract and diabetes. Does this affect the surgery?

If diabetes cannot cause deterioration in the eye fundus, cataract surgery can be performed with safety, without taking extra precautions. The situation

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16. Can cataract regress?

16. Can cataract regress?

In cataract surgery, on the one hand we remove the opaque lens, on the other hand we preserve the capsule that contained it, in order to accommodate the

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17. Is it possible to lose my sight because of simple cataract surgery.

17. Is it possible to lose my sight because of simple cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations in medicine and if all necessary precautions are taken, it is very safe. The most serious complication

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