Cataract is a condition, in which the natural crystalline lens of the eye becomes opaque. This results in vision impairment or even a complete loss of vision. The causes of cataract include, age related metabolic changes of the lens fibre (i.e. senile cataract), traumatic cataract (i.e. cataract due to trauma or injury), and congenital cataract (i.e. born with cataract) or occur secondary to an underlying medical condition like diabetes, excessive exposure to sunlight or abuse of alcohol and smoking.
Surgical removal of the cataract is a simple day care procedure which is conducted on out patient basis. It is a short procedure which may last between half an hour to an hour and is conducted under general anesthesia, with minimal complications to the patient. Prior to the surgery, eye drops are used to dilate the pupil and the area around the eye is cleansed and washed adequately.
There are three basic types of procedures:
After the extraction of the cataract, an artificial lens (as referred to as intraocular lens). There are different types of intraocular lens which include foldable IOL (which require a smaller incision) or PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) lens (which require a larger incision).
After the procedure, a patch of dressing is placed over the operated eye whilst the medical team observes the patient for post operative problems like bleeding. The patient is discharged on the same day after the surgery.
Post operative complications after cataract surgery:
The incidence of post operative complications is very low; however, there are certain complications which tend to occur after the procedure:
With rapid advancements in technology and an improved infrastructure, India is emerging as one of the leading medical tourism destinations across the world. The country offers affordable cataract surgery coupled with international quality and well trained medical professional teams.
Mexican healthcare infrastructure is rated as the 61st best healthcare infrastructure in the world by the World Health Organization. Its proximity to the American border, lower travel time and strong medical teams, have helped it, become one of the most preferred destinations for seeking medical care abroad, especially for American patients.
With a strong image and repute in the Middle East, attributed to international quality standards and low cost of cataract surgery, Turkey is now poised to become the new hub for medical tourism across all continents. The hospitals in Turkey are equipped with the latest technology and equipments and a team of experienced and well trained physicians, thus attracting several American patients, every year.
Stringent norms to ensure high quality of medical practice and rapid augmentation of the medical infrastructure have won Jordan the reputation of being one of the best medical tourism destinations in the Mediterranean region. Though most of the medical tourists coming to the country are Europeans, the potential ability to couple medical care travel with leisure travel has prompted an inflow of patients from the United States.
South Korea is a recent entrant to the medical tourism industry and yet has gained phenomenal reputation. High quality of medical care with huge savings of up to 50% on cataract surgery cost, has promoted the growth of medical tourism industry in the country.
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