The eye is anaesthetized with eye drops before the operation, so you will not feel any pain during the surgery.
With the eye drop-anaesthesia, injection can be avoided and painlessness is guaranteed for the duration of the surgery. Anaesthesia is used only under individual circumstances.
During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist makes a very small (less than 3 mm) incision in the cornea. Through this, the ophthalmologist uses ultrasound to break up the lens into small pieces, which is then removed.
The artificial lens, which has been pre-selected by your doctor, is then implanted. The cutting wound closes automatically without stitches. No blood vessels are affected during the procedure, there is no bleeding.
At the end of the surgery, you will receive a dressing for your eyes, which you are advised to leave on for 24 hours.
After 1-2 hours of observation, you can leave Medicover Hospital, therefore if no complications occur during the procedure, there is no need for a hospital stay of several days. We recommend that you ask a family member or acquaintance to take you home, as it is not yet safe to drive.