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Cataract Surgery
How long is the length of stay for Cataract Surgery?
How is Cataract performed?
What is the post-operative care?
What are the common risks complications?
Where is this procedure offered?
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How long is the length of stay for Cataract Surgery?
Normally Cataract Surgery is a day case operation that does not require spending the night in the hospital except for rare cases that requires 1 night stay in the hospital. Post operative follow up is done 1 week after the surgery.
How is Cataract performed?
In Phaco-emulsification, the surgeon makes a small incision where the cornea meets the conjunctiva and inserts a needle-thin probe. Then the surgeon uses the probe that transmits ultrasound waves, to break up the cataract and suction out the fragments. The lens capsule remains in place to provide support for the lens implant.

If phaco-emulsification can't break up the cataract, the surgeon may do an extra capsular cataract extraction. This procedure requires a larger incision, where the cornea and sclera meet. Through this incision the surgeon opens the lens capsule, removes the nucleus in one piece and evacuates out the softer lens cortex, leaving the capsule in place.

On the removal of the cataract by either phaco-emulsification or extra capsular extraction, a clear artificial lens is implanted into the empty lens capsule. This implant, known as an intraocular lens (IOL), made of plastic, acrylic or silicone. It becomes a permanent part of your eye. Some IOLs are rigid plastic and implanted through an incision that requires few stitches to close. Other IOLs are flexible, allowing a smaller incision and no stitches.
What is the post-operative care?
Most patients return to their normal lifestyle almost immediately following cataract surgery. If cataract surgery is required in both eyes, a 4 to 8-weeks recovery period from the first surgery should be elapsed without any complication before the second operation is to be performed.
What are the common risks complications?
Complications are very rare and treatable:
  • Endophthalmitis (a severe infection inside the eye)requiring massive antibiotic therapy.
  • Suprachoroidal hemorrhage (bleeding in the eye)
  • Bulbous keratopathy (swelling of the cornea)
  • Retinal detachment

Minor complications may include:
  • Secondary cataract
  • Macular edema (swelling of the central retina)
  • Retinal tear
  • Off-center lens placement
Where is this procedure offered?
CityHospitalRemarkHSLoSPrice $
CairoCairo Fatimic hospitalPhaco/open1 Day7 Days 
CairoCairo Fatimic hospitalWithout Phaco1 Day7 Days 
CairoDar El Oyoun HospitalPhaco/open1 Day7 Days 
CairoDar El Oyoun HospitalWithout Phaco1 Day7 Days 
CairoNational Eye HospitalPhaco/open1 Day7 Days1100
CairoNational Eye HospitalWithout Phaco1 Day7 Days950
HS: Hospital Stay       LoS: Length Of Stay
Procedure Request:

Please fill the Application Form yourself OR with the help of your treating doctor and e-mail it to; Place 'Cataract Request' into the subject of your e-mail.

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