***Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery- the latest technology in cataract surgery is available in Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation at Kaskaloglu Hospital and as such, our team of surgeons has all the most modern tools at its disposal for the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding that exists in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope. The effects of cataracts can vary in degree and can obstruct the passage of light, cause nearsightedness and change your perception of colors.

How are cataracts treated?

Cataract surgery is a relatively simple procedure where a surgeon removes your eye’s natural clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens. The entire procedure is done on an out-patient basis and takes less than 15 minutes. You can go home the same day and resume your normal activities.

How does the procedure work?

Dr. Mahmut Kaskaloglu, one of the most respected eye surgeons in Turkey, will make a small incision at or near your cornea and insert an instrument about the size of a pen tip to break up and remove the cloudy lens. Once the natural lens is removed, the intraocular lens is inserted through the same incision and set into its permanent position.

Dr. Kaskaloglu uses the most advanced method of cataract surgery, phacoemulsification.

The phacoemulsification technique is the most common and least invasive, requiring a tiny incision on the side of the cornea. After making the incision, Dr. Kaskaloglu will insert a probe into your eye to break up the natural lens. The small pieces are then suctioned out through the probe. The membrane that surrounds the lens is left intact to provide support for the new, artificial lens. The intraocular lens is folded to fit through the incision. Once in place, it is unfolded and set into position.

Of the millions of patients who undergo phacoemulsification each year, more than 97% experience no complications.

Are you interested in cataract surgery? Contact us today to make an appointment.