Cataract Surgery Package

Cataracts are caused by the aging of the natural lens of the eye. In this case, a group of pathologic factors and cellular and structural changes in the cornea cause to develop cataracts gradually. As a result, specific proteins within the lens gradually accumulates and ultimately leading to a gradual clouding of the lens. The compression and hardening of the lens causes changes in its power and makes the patient nearsightedness, or sometimes farsightedness.

At what age do cataracts usually develop

Cataracts usually occur in the age range of 65 to 70 years, so that the probability of cataracts in this age range is 50%. But in those over the age of 70 years, the risk of cataract increases up to 75%.

Treatment Method
Surgery is the only effective treatment for cataract.
Postoperative Care

•    Do not sleep on your treated eye and ask your ophthalmologist about how long you should sleep in this way during your first postoperative follow-up.
•    2 days after surgery, you can take a bath, or perform your ablutions.
•    Avoid rubbing and pressing your treated eye, as it may interfere with the normal healing process of the wound and may cause burning and itching of your eye or cause other eye complications.
•    Avoid bending your head for a week.
•    After 6 days, you can prostrate. (*for Muslim patients)  
•    Use a protective eye shield at least for a week at night while sleeping.
•     Ask your ophthalmologist when you are allowed to wear eye makeup, drive and swim.
•    Avoid lifting objects more than 10 kg in the first few weeks after surgery.
•    If your ophthalmologist has prescribed a protective eye shield or eye wear for you, be sure to wear it to protect your eye against possible eye injuries.
•    There is no need to change your diet after surgery. Of course, it is best to use soft meals in the first hours after surgery. Also avoid constipation by eating the right amount of vegetables, fruits and water.
•    Take your eye drops and medications according to your ophthalmologist’s direction.

Who Are NOT Good Candidates for Cataract Surgery
-There is no special limitation on cataract surgery.
Cataract Symptoms
  1. Clouded, blurred or dim vision
  2. Increasing difficulty with vision at night or bright lights
  3. Impaired night vision while driving
  4. Changes in your color vision • Double vision
Preoperative Preparation

•    Bathing: Wash your eyelids and eyelashes with baby shampoo the night before surgery.
•    Avoid Facial Makeup: Avoid eye and facial makeup 48 hours before surgery.
•    Use of Medications: Be sure to consult your ophthalmologist before taking any medication, including antihypertensive drugs, blood sugar control, blood thinners, etc.
•    Diet: Eat light meals and avoid eating milk, eggs, butter, cream and fatty foods the night before surgery. Do not eat breakfast and any food and beverages on the day of surgery.
•    Fasting Before Surgery: Avoid eating and drinking any food within six to eight hours prior to your hospital stay.

Preoperative Preparation

Today with the advancement of ophthalmic knowledge and surgical equipment, cataract can be easily treated with the cutting edge femtosecond laser-assisted surgery, in addition to phacoemulsification.

Duration of Your Stay in Iran
Phacoemulsification cataract surgery: 5-7 days
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery: 2-3 days

Hasan Hashemi, MD.

Houshang Faghihi, MD.

Mansour Taherzadeh, MD.

Mohammad Miraftab, MD.

Alireza Habibollahi, MD.

Ali Gholaminejad, MD.

Mohammad Reza Taheri, MD.

Shakiba Ebadollahi, MD.

Masoud Naseripour, MD.

Azadeh Farahi, MD.

Kamran Jalali, MD.

Sepideh Tavakolizadeh, MD.

Fedra Hajizadeh, MD.

Alireza Fahim, MD.

Poopak Pir, MD.

Saeid Shahhosseini, MD.

Mehdi Behnia, MD.

Kazem Amanzadeh, MD.

Shahab Heidarian, MD.

Hasan Koohian, MD.

Arash Eshghabadi, MD.

Reza Erfanian Salim, MD.

Hooman Bahrmandi, MD.

Hasan Mahboubipour, MD

Meysam Mireshghi, MD.

Mohammad Mehdi Zaferani, MD.

Saber Molaei, MD.

Keyvan Shirzadi, MD.

Elina Ghaffari, MD.

Nima Norouzi, MD.

Kameliya Shahabi, MD.

Alireza Moghaddasi, MD.

Masoud Aghsaei Fard, MD.

Fatemeh Alipour MD.

Farzad Mohammadi, MD.

Rama Pourmatin, MD.

Alireza Khodabandeh, MD.

Alireza Soleimani, MD.