Cataract surgery in Iran is the removal of lens inside the eye that has become cloudy due to reasons like aging causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery like LASIK.
The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful.
The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. In cataract surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision.
The procedure typically is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility.
Cataract Surgery in Iran is performed by experienced eye surgeons. Iranian surgery has offered excellent eye care services at affordable prices and in well-equipped and modern hospitals in Iran.
The cost of cataract surgery in Iran starts from $500.
Cataract surgery cost in different countries depends on four main variables:
The average of cataract surgery
cost in different countries
The average of cataract surgery cost in UK is around
The average of cataract surgery cost in USA is around
The average of cataract surgery cost in Canada is around
The average of cataract surgery cost in Australia is around
The average of cataract surgery cost in India is around
The average of cataract surgery cost in Philippines is around
The average of cataract surgery cost in Iran is around
The average cost of cataract in Iran is 490 percent less than the cost of cataract in the USA.
The average cost of cataract in Iran is 350 percent less than the cost of cataract in the UK.
The average cost of cataract in Iran per region is 90 percent less than the cost of cataract in India.
The average cost of cataract in Iran per region is 120 percent less than the cost of cataract in Mexico.
The average cost of cataract in Iran is 470 percent less than the cost of cataract in Canada.
The average cost of cataract in Iran 250 percent less than the cost of cataract in Australia.
The average cost of cataract in Iran per region is 60 percent less than the cost of cataract in Turkey.
The average cost of cataract in Iran per region is 440 percent less than the cost of cataract in Russia.
The average cost of cataract in Iran per region is 240 percent less than the cost of cataract in the UAE.
The low price of cataract in Iran stems from declining Iran currency (Rial) between the years 2017 and 2018. Due to the low costs of medical treatment and tourism in Iran, many people throughout the world come to Iran for receiving high-quality medical services.
To determine whether you have a cataract, your doctor will review your medical history and symptoms, and perform an eye examination. Your doctor may conduct several tests, including:
. Visual acuity test. A visual acuity test uses an eye chart to measure how well you can read a series of letters. Your eyes are tested, using a chart or a viewing device with progressively smaller letters, your doctor determines if you have 20/20 vision or if your vision shows signs of impairment.
. Slit-lamp examination. A slit lamp is a microscope with a bright light used during an eye exam. It gives your ophthalmologist a closer look at the different structures at the front of the eye and inside the eye. It’s a key tool in determining the health of your eyes and detecting eye disease.
. Retinal exam. Retinal imaging takes a digital picture of the back of your eye. It shows the retina (where light and images hit), the optic disk (a spot on the retina that holds the optic nerve, which sends information to the brain), and blood vessels. This helps your optometrist or ophthalmologist find certain diseases and check the health of your eyes. Doctors have long used a tool called an ophthalmoscope to look at the back of your eye. Retinal imaging allows doctors to get a much wider digital view of the retina.
The lens lies behind the iris and the pupil. It works much like a camera lens. It focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye, where an image is recorded. The lens also adjusts the eye's focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away. The lens is made of mostly water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it.
But by growing age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a cataract. Over time, the cataract may grow larger and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see.
Researchers think that there are several causes of cataract, such as smoking and diabetes. Or, it may be due to changes of the protein in the lens stemming from the wear and tear, it usually takes over the years.
The term “age-related” is a little misleading. You don't have to be a senior citizen to get this type of cataract. In fact, people can have an age-related cataract in their 40s and 50s. But during middle age, most cataracts are small and do not affect vision. It is after age 60 that most cataracts cause problems for a person's vision.
Age is the most common risk factor for cataracts, but there are other risk factors to consider which may also increase the risk of developing cataracts earlier.
Other risk factors for cataract include:
. Certain diseases (for example, diabetes).
. Personal behavior (smoking, alcohol use).
. The environment (prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight).
. Certain medications, such as steroids
The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
. Cloudy or blurry vision.
. Colors seem faded.
. Glare. Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright. A halo may appear around lights.
. Poor night vision.
. Double vision or multiple images in one eye. (This symptom may clear as the cataract gets larger.)
. Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
These symptoms also can be a sign of other eye problems. If you have any of these symptoms, check with your eye care professional.
You are an ideal candidate for cataract surgery if you are:
Cataracts are impeding your daily activities such as driving, reading, cooking, or your outdoor activities.
Cataract surgery involves the following steps:
At the outset, the doctor applies drops to your eye which dilate your pupil.
The area around your eye is then washed and cleansed.
Thereafter, the doctor injects anesthesia into the tissue of your eye. Alternatively, anesthesia can also be administered as drops.
To prevent you from blinking, eyelid holders are used to keep your eyelids open and hold them in place.
This is the most common type of age-related cataract, caused primarily by the hardening and yellowing of the lens over time. "Nuclear" refers to the gradual clouding of the central portion of the lens, called the nucleus; "sclerotic" refers to the hardening, or sclerosis, of the lens nucleus.
As this type of cataract progresses, it changes the eye's ability to focus, and close-up vision (for reading or other types of close work) may temporarily improve. This symptom is referred to as "second sight," but the vision improvement it produces is not permanent.
A nuclear sclerotic cataract progresses slowly and may require many years of gradual development before it begins to affect vision.
"Cortical" refers to white opacities, or cloudy areas, that develop in the lens cortex, which is the peripheral (outside) edge of the lens. Changes in the water content of the lens fibers create clefts, or fissures, that look like the spokes of a wheel pointing from the outside edge of the lens in toward the center.
These fissures can cause the light that enters the eye to scatter, creating problems with blurred vision, glare, contrast, and depth perception. (See Vision Changes Related to Cataracts for more information.) People with diabetes are at risk of developing cortical cataracts.
This type of cataract surgery begins as a small opaque or cloudy area on the "posterior," or back surface of the lens. It is called "subcapsular" because it forms beneath the lens capsule, which is a small "sac," or membrane, that encloses the lens and holds it in place.
Subcapsular cataracts can interfere with reading and create "halo" effects and glare around lights. People who use steroids, or have diabetes, extreme nearsightedness, and/or retinitis pigmentosa may develop this type of cataract. Subcapsular cataracts can develop rapidly and symptoms can become noticeable within months.
These side effects usually improve within a few days but it can take 4 to 6 weeks to recover fully. If you need new glasses, you won't be able to order them until your eye has completely healed – usually after 6 weeks.
You do not need to worry about cataract surgery until you pay more attention to all these issues before proceeding. The important thing is to find a well-equipped eye surgery hospital and skilled cataract surgery surgeon. If you are looking for cataract surgery cost in Iran, you can contact us and get free consultation from Iranian surgery.
Just like any other surgery, you should check your medical records with a professional doctor. To do this, you must send us your medical records. We will offer you the best doctors, hospitals and clinics in Iran, and then you can ask any questions you have in mind.
By traveling to Iran, you can make the best use of your money and get the highest quality of cataract surgery.
. Consultation with eye surgeon before traveling to Iran
. Estimated cost of cataract surgery in Iran
. Duration of treatment in Iran
. Travel expenses to Iran.
Low price is one of the most important features of cataract surgery in Iran in a way that the cost is less than 200 to 500 percent of the price of cataract surgery in Europe, Turkey, Qatar and the United States, while maintaining the same efficiency and quality.
Most surgeons in eye surgery in Iran are skilled and experienced and most Iranian surgeons graduated from reputable American and European universities and have enough experience to do so.
After the cataract surgery you will:
. Be sensitive to bright light
. Feel as if there is a foreign body in your eye
. Experience blurred vision
. Mild itchiness
. Pain in the eye
. dry eyes after the surgery which is a common side-effect and gradually resolves as the eye heals (You can also use lubricating eye drops after consulting with the doctor till such time that the dry eye syndrome subsides).
These side effects are completely normal and usually heal in a couple of days as the eye begins to heal.
More serious complications which can occur are:
. Infections such as endophthalmitis
. Decreasing vision
. Increasing pain
. Swelling around the eyes
. Seeing floaters
. Swelling of the retina due to fluid buildup between the layers of the retina which affects the eyesight.
. Retention of a piece of cataract within the eye
. Swelling of the cornea due to fluid build up
. Retinal detachment when the retina detaches from the inner wall of the eye.
These complications, however, are extremely rare. If they do occur, you will need to contact the doctor immediately.
Very rarely, a complication called posterior lens capsule opacification (PCO) occurs after cataract surgery. This occurs when the capsule holding the lens may become cloudy, sometime after the cataract surgery or even in the months following the surgery. This occurs when the epithelial cells which remain after the cataract surgery grow on the capsule.
The first step of cataract surgery in Iran is the eye evaluation done by the cataract surgeon. Your eye will be examined and the doctor will ask you questions about your lifestyle to understand your expectations from the surgery, the kind of vision you seek to have after the surgery. This evaluation will also help your surgeon to find out what type and power of lenses you require.
The doctor may also advise you to undergo additional health checkup before the surgery.
Before the cataract surgery, you will be prescribed a preoperative eye drop, which you need to apply on the eye.
. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes
. Do not apply any makeup, cream or lotion on your face and especially avoid any eye makeup.
. You will need to make arrangements for someone to drive you to and fro on the day of the surgery.
. Make sure to eat your regular meals before the operation
. Your vision will be blurred for the first few days
. It is advisable not to go out for a few days after the surgery to avoid any kind of sudden injury, and direct sunlight.
. You need to wear the sunglasses continuously even inside the house, it will help your eyes feel less sensitive to light.
. It is very normal to experience a little eye irritation after the surgery, or even eye discharge.
. You should refrain from rubbing your eyes or splashing water on your eyes for at least two weeks after the surgery.
. Do not use any face wash, or soap on your face for two weeks after the surgery, instead, you can use baby wipes, or makeup wipes to clean your face.
. Do not shampoo your hair during the first week after the cataract surgery. If you do wish to shampoo the next week, make sure that the shampoo does not get into your eyes.
. Avoid the shower and hot tubs
. While sleeping you can use eye shields which will protect your eyes if you inadvertently try to rub them in your sleep
. You will be advised to avoid any form of strenuous activity or exercise such as gardening, weight-lifting, jogging, swimming, yoga, or aerobics.
. You will also be advised by the doctor to not bend over for any purpose for a couple of days to avoid putting any extra strain on your eye.
. You should refrain from driving till you are absolutely confident that your vision is clear and stable.
Preview Changes (opens in a new tab)
What questions should I ask about cataract surgery iran before everything;is eyedrop nessesary?
To prepare for your cataract surgery in iran, you may be asked to:
· Undergo tests. A week or so before your cataract surgery, your eye surgeon performs a painless ultrasound test to measure the size and shape of your eye. …
· Stop taking certain medications. …
· Use eyedrops to reduce infection risk. …
· Fast before surgery. …
· Prepare for your recovery.
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 you of all the new operation techniques, as well as the types of intraocular lenses, and will help you make the best possible choice.
In Athens Eye Hospital, we treat patients with absolute respect and sincerity and strive to avoid influences from glamorous titles or advertisements that may nurture excessive and implausible expectations.
Is it important to waer glasses and How long do you need to wear dark glasses after cataract surgery?
Most people return to work and normal activities within one to three days after cataract surgery in iran. However, you may still need to wear glasses to see clearly, as it can take 3 to 10 weeks for the tissues around the intraocular lens to heal. Your eye needs time to adjust to the new lens
When Can I Return to Normal Activity?i can return to my activity as soon as possible?
Your doctor will test your vision and confirm you are safe to drive after your cataract surgery in iran – usually within a couple of days after the procedure. Typically, the eye will be fully healed within 8 weeks after cataract surgery in iran. Most people can go back to their normal routine within a few days.
Depending upon your specific needs and surgery, your cataract surgeon may give you other or additional instructions and recommendations for your cataract surgery recovery. Be sure to take the time during your pre-operative visit to go over each of these questions – and any others you may have about your procedure and recovery – with your doctor so you know exactly what to expect
Hi every body,thanls for your best info,At what age do people get cataract surgery?
In fact, people can have an age-related cataract in their 40s and 50s. But during middle age, most cataracts are small and do not affect vision. It is after age 60 that most cataracts cause problems with a person’s vision.
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 of macular area can create serious problems in our everyday life, and as a result some common activities, such as reading or driving, may seem difficult or impossible.
The treatment of macular degeneration wet form (this appears more rarely and is characterized by the development of pathological new vessels and oedemas) is performed by intravitreal injections, in specific case by special laser , precedes cataract surgery.
In dry form macular degeneration (with no new vessels and oedema) there is no effective treatment and if the reduction in the main sight -being the result of the macular degeneration- is high, the removal of the opaque eye will not provide any substantial improvement. Recent research has shown an increase in the danger of developing macular degeneration or deterioration of an existing one, after cataract surgery, for reasons yet undefined.
I have to take part in swimming competition and my question is that,how long after Cataract Surgery Can you swim?
cataract surgery – you should avoid swimming for at least 4 to 6 weeks. Appendectomy (after having appendicitis) – you are able to swim after your stitches have been removed, the wound has been healed and you have made a full recovery (usually takes 2 weeks).
Can medications like sildenafil and similar drugs cause cataracts and does eye surgery return to normal after surgery?
No, this drug does not cause cataracts and may damage the retina.
I am 26 years old and did cataract surgery a month ago in my left eye. My right eye is also affected by one of the types of cataract (cataract under the posterior capsule). I’m looking for a possible cause of this problem since I discovered cataracts a year ago. I’m a biochemist and I do research, but I’ve done a lot of research on this, but unfortunately I didn’t find any possible cause. I have no diabetes and no harm to my eyes, no medication and no smoking, no steroids, But my father and uncle had cataracts before they were 30 years old. So I want to know if you can help me know the possible cause of cataracts. Thank you
There are many books, publications, and websites about the causes of cataracts that you’ve probably read. The main cause of this congenital disorder is more than a brief explanation here. Sometimes we can’t figure out why a person or group of family members develop pearls.
I am 38 years old, and for me only cataracts below the capsule have been diagnosed in both eyes.
I have never used steroids, my mother suffered from cataracts more than three years ago, and her doctor did not consider her a good surgeon.
But my doctor has said that my cataract is white (unusual color) and it seems to be growing fast and I will need surgery about a year later.
He says my only hope is that my cataract will develop to the point where it can be removed at the same time.
What does white cataract mean?
Can I take action? In general, what can I do to help slow down growth, other than sunglasses that block 100% UV?
There is almost always a lot of sunshine in the area where I live.
Basically, age-related cataracts are yellow or gray. Cloudy (or yellow) contains the entire core or inner lens of the eye. Posterior capsular subcapsular cataract (PSC) is diagnosed by an ophthalmologist as a cloudy or gray color on the surface of the back membrane (capsule) of the cataract lens. Unfortunately, the PSC is at the center of the patient’s central vision. Therefore, even in the early stages, PSCs may be more apparent in appearance than conventional dyes associated with age-related nuclear cataracts. That is why PSCs grow faster and need surgery sooner. There is no scientific way to reduce this process unless cataracts depend on another secondary (e.g. drug-induced) process. Obviously stopping the secondary cause of cataracts reduces the progression. Your cataract will probably not be removed at the specified time, but UV blocking sunglasses may provide more protection for your eyes. However, the human eye lens absorbs UV light and helps protect the retina. All currently available IOLs filter out UV light.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *