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Cataract Surgery in Turkey

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Koc Healthcare Institutions

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Dunyagoz Bursa

Bursa, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
FROM€ 2,000
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
15 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Dunyagoz Atakoy

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
FROM€ 2,000
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Memorial Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 1,770
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Dunyagoz Ankara

Ankara, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
34 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 770
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Ekol Hospital Izmir

İzmir, Turkey
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization ISO 14001 - International Organization for Standardization OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services
FROM€ 2,000
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
9 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 1,770
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Dunyagoz Antalya

Antalya, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
FROM€ 2,000
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Cataract Surgery Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Cataract Surgery price in Turkey is € 770. Average Cataract Surgery cost in Turkey is € 1,812 where prices can go as high as € 2,000.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 19 Eye Care centers in Turkey that are offering Cataract Surgery procedures. These Eye Care centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISO 9001:2000. Popular Cataract Surgery destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Cataract Surgery. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Cataract Surgery quote. For a more accurate Cataract Surgery price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a very common procedure used to treat cataract condition, which refers to the clouding of the natural lens of the eye, often leading to a decrease in the patient's vision. Cataract, which can affect one eye or both, usually develops slowly, over a long period of time. Cataract symptoms include one or more of the following: 

● Blurry vision 
● Less vivid color vision
● Halos around light 
● Trouble seeing at night 

Patients suffering from cataract have a problem, especially with reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Although most cataracts are related to aging, the condition is also linked to depression and an increased risk of accidents such as falling. By age 80, more than half of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery, and cataract currently causes 50% of the world’s blindness. 


Cataract can be caused by one or more of the following: 

● Age 
● Trauma to the natural lens of the eye 

● Depression
● Radiation 
● Genetics 
● Skin diseases 
● Smoking 
● Medications 

Other factors that can cause cataract and ultimately lead to cataract surgery, include: 

● Diabetes 
● Hypertension 
● Poor nutrition 
● High alcohol intake 

●Hormone replacement therapy

● High myopia


 

Although early cataract symptoms may be corrected by wearing glasses, many people require cataract surgery in order to regain their vision. They choose to undergo cataract surgery by evaluating various cost alternatives in (usually) private clinics where successful surgeons are involved. 

Cataract Surgery Candidates

Cataract surgery or cataract eye surgery is recommended for individuals suffering from cataract. If left untreated, the condition can lead to depression, an increased risk of accidents and ultimately total blindness.

Am I Suitable for Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is offered if your cataracts are affecting your eyesight and quality of life. 

Its contraindications include: 

● Patients who enjoy satisfactory functional vision with glasses 
● Patients who have good overall health 
● Patients who had cataract surgery recently 

Other contraindications for cataract eye surgery can include: 

● Corneal pannus 
● Glaucoma surgery 
● Keratoconus 
● Very small pupils

Preparing for Cataract Surgery

Patients need to have a detailed eye examination before undergoing cataract eye surgery or cataract surgery. In some cases, cataract surgery may not be needed if the patient has a satisfactory functional vision and/or other procedures may be required before the cataract surgery option.

How is Cataract Surgery Performed?

Cataract eye surgery or cataract surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia. The eye is numbed with an injection or by using anesthetic eye drops. 

During cataract surgery, a cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. The eye doctor firstly creates two incisions into the clear cornea of the patient. A circular hole is then created into the capsule where the artificial lens is located. At this point, ultrasound waves may be used to liquefy the lens, after which it is removed. The soft outer layer of the cataract is also removed. Saline solution is inserted into the front part of the eye to help it maintain its shape. A plastic lens is then inserted into the eye where the natural lens used to be. The eye doctor may also inject antibiotics in that area in order to prevent any risk of infections

Cataract Surgery Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Duration of Operation

30 to 45 minutes

Minimum Stay

2 to 3 days

Cataract Surgery Recovery

The cataract surgery recovery time is usually quite short. Patients can leave the hospital in one or two days. Heavy physical activities and lifting need to be avoided for around 4 weeks after the cataract surgery. Doctors recommend wearing an eye shield, especially while sleeping for a few days after the procedure.Patients need to be followed the cataract surgery aftercare carefully advises given by their doctors to have a comfortable recovery

Cataract Surgery Risks and Complications

Cataract surgery complications and risks include: 

● Infection 
● Retinal detachment 
● Endophthalmitis 
● Glaucoma 
● Bleeding in the eye 

● Damage to other parts of your eye
● Loss of vision 
● Secondary cataract

Cataract Surgery Side Effects

Cataract surgery side effects include: 

● Inflammation in the eye’s region 
● Itchiness in the eye’s region 
● Swelling 
● Pain and discomfort 
● Dry eyes

● Double vision

● High or low eye pressure

Cataract Surgery Success Rates

Cataract surgery studies and reviews determine the average success rate between 85% and 92%. In general, approximately 95% of patients are satisfied with the results of this procedure.

Before and After Cataract Surgery

Patients may still require glasses on certain occasions, even after cataract surgery. If the patient has a cataract in both eyes, two surgeries need to be performed at an interval of around 2 months. Patients can drive 24 hours after cataract surgery. After the procedure, patients usually experience improved vision and increased mobility.Although eyes are highly sensitive organs, cataract surgery is not a painful procedure. No pain is felt during the operation due to anesthesia, and mild to moderate pain after surgery can be easily relieved with prescription drugs

Cataract Surgery FAQ

What Are the Chances of Developing Complications from Cataract Surgery?
The risk of endophthalmitis is less than 1 in 1000. Other risks are well under 10%. 


How Old Does A Child Have to Be in Order to Be Treated? 
It's a case of "the sooner, the better." Children who have congenital cataracts should have cataract eye surgery when they are between 6 weeks and 3 months. 


How Much Will It Improve My Sight?
Approximately 90% of cataract surgery patients have a vision of 20/40 or better after the procedure.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.