Many people suffer from a decrease in visual acuity as a result of cataracts, clouded patches on the eye lens. Those with cataracts in one or both eyes may experience blurry vision, halos around light, and problems with bright lights and seeing at night. Cataracts can occur as a result of aging, trauma, exposure to UVB rays or genetics but they can be successfully treated with surgery. Ninety percent of patients can achieve a corrected vision of 20/40 or better as a result of cataract surgery. At Junomedical we partner with the most experienced eye surgeons around the world. These specialists perform cataract surgery for up to 80% less than the average cost in the UK, US and Australia. The cost of the treatment depends on the technology used, the experience of the surgeon and whether the patient is having one or both eyes treated. After examining your medical history the eye surgeon will provide you with a treatment plan and price quote. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of surgeons, many of whom attained their medical qualifications from UK and US medical schools, have won awards, and are members of prestigious associations.
Once the eye surgeon has examined and mapped the eyes using an ultrasound, anesthetic eye drops will be administered, and occasionally a sedative. The cataract is then removed and, in most cases, replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). The whole procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes. Directly after surgery the patient’s vision will usually worsen before improving significantly within a few days. The surgeon may prescribe medicated eye drops to help reduce the risk of infection and some may be advised to wear an eye patch. The procedure is recommended for anyone whose vision is impaired as a result of cataracts but it is not recommended for those with other eye diseases.