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CATARACT REMOVAL!

Over time your vision started to be a bit blurry due to cataract. And this has already started to bother you… and you are afraid that it may become even worse. You still have a lot to see in your life and you deserve a crystal clear vision. But you do not trust treatment options you have around you or are they very expensive?
Check out our Global Medical Care cataract treatments options. We provide a wide range of treatments using latest technologies at the best affordable rates.
Global Medical Care experts review the latest technological advancements in cataract surgeries and only provide you proven, high-quality treatments in accredited hospitals. All you need is to leave your medical travel to Global Medical Care experts and enjoy our service.
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With the new IOL technology no cataract patient need to wear thick glasses anymore.
Click below to read more about cataract removal:

Basics of all cataract surgeries are the same.

  • A small cut on eye is created in different ways (with a blade, or with laser beams)
  • A protective viscoelastic materials is injected to protect the eye from any trauma of the operation.
  • Surgeon reaches your eye lens which is no more transparent and removes it (via blade or high tech methodologies)
  • Your eye lens is then replaced by a intraocular lens that will be suitable for you.
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Before the operationRemoval of eye lensPlacement of IOLAfter the operation

To improve the satisfaction of our patients  Global Medical Care experts ensures that our cataract packages is done with:

  • FDA approved best viscoelastic materials are used (Viscoat, Alcon) in cataract surgeries.
  • FDA approved, foldable aspheric, IOLs with the world’s best reputation (Alcon, Acrysof, IQ) lenses are implanted.

On top of these there are 2 specific factors that effects the success and the length of the recovery:

  1. How the cut on the eye is created: Blade or Laser
  2. How your eye lens is extracted: Blade or laser or ultrasound

Global Medical Care provides you both of these options.

Here is a detailed and simplified information on cataract surgeries:

 

Standard Cataract

Cataract with Laser

What can be corrected?

Cataract

Blury vision due to cataract

Blury vision due to cataract

Myopia

 from -7D to -25D

from -7D to -25D

Hypermetropia

 from +5D to +13D

from +5D to +13D

Astigmatism

Yes

Yes

Presbyopia

Yes

Yes

Suitable for thin cornea

Yes

Yes

Operation Details

How operation is done?

  • After the anesthesia, a small cut is created on the eye using a blade.
  • A protective viscoelastic materials is injected to protect the eye. 
  • Surgeon reaches to the eye lens and removes it via ultrasound and blades.
  • Then an intraocular lens is placed.
  • After the anesthesia, a small cut is created on the eye with laser beam.
  • A protective viscoelastic materials is injected to protect the eye. 
  • Surgeon reaches to the eye lens and removes it via ultrasound and laser.
  • Then an intraocular lens is placed.

Do we need to open a flap?

No

No

Anesthesia

Mainly local

Mainly local

Duration of the operation

20 mins/eye

20 mins/eye

Other Considerations

Total time needed for the operation, pre and post checks 

9 days (two eyes are operated with 7 days in between), 8 nights. If Phakic IOL need to be used, patients should travel at pre-lenses-ordering (1 day) 2-3 months before the operation.

Back to work after the operations completed

1-2 days

1-2 days

Closure of the eye

1 day

1 day

When proper vision is established

Full vision 4-6 weeks.

Full vision 4-6 weeks.

Results

Usually permanent, 1% of patients need a second operation

Usually permanent, 1% of patients need a second operation

Any visible sign of the operation after recover

No

No

Side effects of the operation

Temporary: blurry vision, pain, itching, red looking eye, bruises on the eyelid.

Very rare, temporary: blurry vision, pain, itching, red looking eye, bruises on the eyelid.

Risks

Rare risk:  inflammation or infection of the eye, bleeding in the eye, swelling of the cornea, detachment of the retina, increased pressure inside the eye, dislocation of the implanted lens, accumulation of fluid in the retina, drooping eyelid

Not suitable for patients

  • whos cataract coexists with ocular conditions (e.g., active proliferative diabetic retinopathy, rubeosis iridis, neovascular glaucoma, microphthalmos, buphthalmos)
  • who has anterior uveitis, corneal guttata, diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, retinal detachment etc.

Do you have more questions?
Request a free call back or schedule your free online consultation. Our experts will call you to answer all your questions, explain our products and they may even connect you with our patients who had this treatment before.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

I’m writing this to reassure anyone who is nervous about Laser Eye surgery, as I was. Before my procedure, I read all the horror stories, became familiar with worst case scenarios, and then took the plunge. I’m 45 and have worn either glasses or contacts since I was 10. Now I’m getting older, I’m becoming long sighted too, and the idea of wearing reading glasses over contacts, or the expense of bi-focal contacts, or doing the ultimate old-dude thing and getting bi-focal specs were all out of the question. I decided to fix the myopia once and for all, and get simple reading glasses when the time for that arrives. I had my surgery perfectly and now my distance vision is amazing. Thank you Global Medical.

I had my surgery perfectly and now my distance vision is amazing…,
- Marie B. , Lausann

I was amazed when I learned that they are as well doing SMILE operations. Majority of the clinics in Switzerland do not have these latest technology. I had a very smooth journey and surgery. Now I can see everything. Thank you Global Medical.

Thank you Global Medical…,
- Fatime S. , Zürich
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WHY GLOBAL MEDICAL CARE?

EUROPE'S #1 MEDICAL AGENCY FOR RELIABLE TREATMENTS ABROAD
We are dedicated to patient safety and comfort, and our carefully selected network of partner hospitals and clinics are proven leaders in their fields. All medical establishments in the GMC Network are accredited with world-recognized medical bodies.

For over 5 years, we have provided our customers with affordable world-class healthcare solutions

With offices in Zurich, London, Boston, Dubai, Geneva, Amsterdam and in Istanbul, we help our customers to have highly popular and sought-after medical procedures.

We work solely with the world’s best hospitals, all accredited with the most reputable medical associations.

All treatments and operations are made by leading internationally certified doctors with the highest success rates in Europe.

All are recognized leaders that use the advanced medical technologies and offer the latest procedures.

All our partner medical establishments have an international patient relations team capable of speaking your language.

All treatments and operations are offered at a fraction of the cost one would incur in his/her home country.

All organised by Global Medical Care®: Swiss quality even abroad.

Global Medical Care - Europe's #1 Medical Agency for Reliable Treatments Abroad
For 5 years, we have helped over 7000 patients get world-class medical treatments at 50% discounts or more.

OUR ATTRACTIVELY PRICED PACKAGES

Our prices compare favorably to those applied by local Swiss clinics. To the best of our knowledge and based on our experience of this market, entry prices for such operations is CHF9000-12000 depending on lenses used.
Global Medical Care - Europe's #1 Medical Agency for Reliable Treatments Abroad
No Travel Arrangement Included with the operation

CHF3490

or CHF160/24 months

Standard Cataract Operation (+CHF 1660 with laser)

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in accredited hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

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Includes travel arrangements and 3* hotel

CHF3990

or CHF180/24 months

Standard Cataract Operation (+CHF1160 with laser)

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in accredited hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

Airport transfers

Hotel stay 3*

Transfers between hotel and clinic

Sightseeing consultancy

Global Medical Care - Europe's #1 Medical Agency for Reliable Treatments Abroad
Outstanding value for money package with top 4* hotels

CHF5990

or CHF290/24 months

Standard Cataract Operation (+CHF1160 with laser)

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors with academic titles

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in accredited hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

Airport transfers

Hotel stay 4* with a companion

Transfers between hotel and clinic

Medical complication coverage

Spa day before the operation

Body massage – 1h

Manicure and pedicure

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The unforgettable 5* travel experience and excellence

CHF8990

or CHF450/24 months

Standard Cataract Operation (+CHF1510 with laser)

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors with academic titles

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in an accredited luxurious VIP hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

Airport transfers

Hotel stay 5* with a companion

Transfers between hotel and clinic

Medical complication coverage

Two days city tour with private guide

Special, luxurious, local dinner for two

Spa day before the operation

Body and face massage – 2h

7/24 Personal assistant

Body pealing

Manicure and pedicure

1 day shopping trip

Do you have more questions?
Request a free call back or schedule your free online consultation. Our experts will call you to answer all your questions, explain our products and they may even connect you with our patients who had this treatment before.

CATARACT OPERATION FAQ

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Do I need to wear thick glasses after the surgery?

No, not anymore. In the old times, when the technology of intraocular lenses were not developed  thick glasses were used. But now as we are placing a lens in the eye, there is no need for a thick glass.

How do I keep from blinking during the surgery?

Your surgeon will gently prop your eyelids open for surgery. So you cannot blink even if you want.

What I need to do after my operation?

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored for your situation. Please wait for these instructions to act, as yours may be different. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients is as follows:

  • You will be given a prescription for pain medication by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you.
  • It’s normal to feel a mild sense of stinging in your eye in the first week. If you notice any unpleasant situation as sore, bleeding and blurred vision please contact your doctor
  • You should avoid your eye contact of any soap or shampoo
  • You should not rub and pressurize your eye.
  • You should also ask your doctor about the risks and time period of the sports like swimming, diving and all other water sports
  • You should avoid hard body activities after the cataract removal surgery. Do not lift heavy objects
  • You should start using your eye drops until you sleep at night. You should drop your eye liquids in equal time intervals
  • You should wait minimum 5 minutes for every different eye drop
  • You should use your eye drops into your lower eyelid by pulling it downwards
What I need to do before my operation?

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon on what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please wait for these instructions to act, as yours may be different. Here is a general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and medical history
  • On the day of your surgery you should not wear facial piercings, necklaces, make up (especially around the eyes), facial lotions or cream
What would be my daily schedule for cataract operations?

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for cataract operations:

1st Day:

  • You arrive to the airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of custom zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure you will leave your luggage to your room and meet your doctor in person.
  • Your eye surgeon will explain you the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on the application that he is going to make on your eyes. You will have an opportunity to discuss your questions about laser eye operation and expectations from your surgery.
  • You will have your tests and checks to confirm your suitability for surgery and your lenses will be ordered for your exact diopter values.
  • You are free as of this moment till your lenses will be produced. This may take from 2 days till 2 months based on the lens you will use.

3rd Day:

  • When your lenses are ready, you will again meet your doctor in person.
  • You will have your last checks to prepare you to surgery for one eye.
  • You will have your surgery and the operated eye will be closed.
  • You will rest in your room in the hospital or in the hotel.

4th Day

  • Your doctor will perform post operation check and open your eyes.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but shopping or attending city tour might be a good option for you in order to visit different places at the city.

5th Day

  • You are advised to continue resting and avoiding heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping or attending a cultural tour might be a good option for you in order to visit different places at the city.

6th day

  • This is the day where your second eye will be operated.
  • You will meet your doctor in person, have your last checks to prepare you to surgery for the other eye.
  • You will have your surgery and the operated eye will be closed.
  • You will rest in your room in the hospital.

7th Day 

  • Your doctor will perform post operation check and open your eyes.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but as of now you may leave the hospital and travel back home.
Will surgery hurt? 

That would be unusual. Most patients are surprised when we tell them “Your surgery is over!” You are typically very relaxed from the sedation used and may even doze during the operation.

Will there be any bleeding during surgery?

Modern cataract surgery rarely causes any bleeding. Topical anesthesia removes the risk of bleeding behind the eye as well.

Do you have more questions?
Request a free call back or schedule your free online consultation. Our experts will call you to answer all your questions, explain our products and they may even connect you with our patients who had this treatment before.

OUR PARTNER HOSPITALS

Our network of clinics and hospitals include over 150 top establishments specializing in the latest surgical techniques and technologies.
You can find below some of our partners with whom we have fixed price agreement for this operation.
Over 70% of doctors at the LIV Hospital are professors and associate professors.
The establishment is owned by one of the largest European healthcare networks.
The LIV Hospital covers a wide range of disciplines, including Cancer treatments, Cardiology, Fertility treatments (IVF), Transplants (liver, kidney, bone-marrow), Spine and Joints operations, Sports Medicine, Nuclear Medicine and Robotic Surgery centers.
Accredited with Joint Commission International for globally recognized highest standards for patient safety patient rights, hygiene, medical procedures, quality, security, diagnosis, medical personal training, medical knowledge and knowledge renewal.
With a certification from the TUV, LIV also received the Center of Excellence accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) in Robotic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.
The hospital also has an International Services Department, which is composed of 45 expert members from 20 countries speaking a total of 24 different languages.
Based on the independent surveys 99% of LIV patients recommend the hospital and its services to their friends.
Every year, the LIV Hospital serves 120.000 patients, out of which 10'000 are international patients from 39 different countries.

With its stunning modern architecture, the LIV Hospital has been selected as the most luxurious hospital in Europe.

Best Hospitals of the World for Reliable Treatments Abroad - Global Medical care
Do you have a more questions regarding the LIV Hospital?
Request a free call back. Our travel team will call you to answer all your questions, explain our products and they even connect you with our patients who had this treatment before.
Best Hospitals of the World - Global Medical Care
MedicalPark is the largest hospital group in Europe with 23 hospitals, 2-hospital complex, more than 3000 beds and 1000 intensive care beds.
They employ 1300 physicians and over 10.000 heath care personnel,
It possesses 14 international affiliations including Germany and Netherland.
The Group has been accredited/certified by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EMBT), the International Society for Cellular Therapy, the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research and the European Committee.
EN ISO 9000 certificate (European Norms for International Organization for Standardization)
Performs more than 1.500.000 surgeries every year out of which more than 70.000 are aesthetic surgeries and more than 185.000 eye surgeries.
Performs more than 600 IVF operation per year with a pregnancy rate of c.a. 60%.
Awarded Best Hospital for Health Tourism – 30th April 2015, Consumer Quality Award – Consumer Academy, 23th International Consumer Summit –March 15, 2010 and European Union Quality Award– 2009
Do you have more questions regarding MedicalPark Hospitals?
Request a free call back. Our travel team will call you to answer all your questions, explain our products and they even connect you with our patients who had this treatment before.

Flexible pay plans of up to 24 months

We know that sometimes it is hard to find the spare money for medical treatments. Therefore, on top of the standard payment options with credit cards or bank transfers, you may pay for your Global Medical Care packages with an installment plan of your choice.
We will help you to get in touch with our credit institution partners and obtain for you a favourable rate.
In case your application for payments in installments is rejected by the credit institution, you can still choose to pay in installments and start your treatment once the full price is paid.
Do you have more questions regarding our payment plans?
Request a free call back. Our team will call you to answer all your questions and explain our options.

¹Several test that are not included in the price shown on this page may be required to increase the quality of your doctor’s decision. ²Instalment payments shown on this page are calculated based on average interest rate in the market and aim to give examples. Your actual interest rate or whether you will be eligible for a credit or not can only be judged by and is at sole discretion of credit institutions. Global Medical AG, is not a credit institution and do not promote, work with or promise on behalf of with any credit institutions.²Prices mentioned above only covers the services mentioned above and assume that you are perfectly healthy, you do not have any other medical problem, you will have the mentioned operation for the first time. These prices may change due to exchange rates or if you ask different services that are not mentioned above or your health condition requires different pre or post operations so that the mentioned operation can be done. Global Medical Care keeps the right of changing prices any time.

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