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Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the world, with a high success rate in improving your eyesight. Cataract means reduced transparency and hardening of the eye lens. Typically, people experience cataracts after 60 years of age.

Receiving eye cataract surgery in Turkey takes no more than five days. You will undergo a complete series of examinations and at least one post-operative check-up.

The Benefits of Choosing Cataract Surgery Clinic In Turkey

Doctors Abroad Speak And Communicate In English. 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having the treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

The Procedure Is More Affordable Abroad.

The cost of health care in the US, UK, and Australia has been rising for the past few years. Medical procedures costs 40% - 50% less abroad.

You Can Access More Treatment Options. 

Traveling abroad for treatment will open other possibilities or introduce a better, more effective treatment.

Highly Skilled And Experienced Surgeons

The surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI or International Organization for Standardization ISO.

Reduced Waiting Time 

In some countries like the UK and USA, there is a waiting time for a specific procedure, which can take months. But in medical tourism countries, it is reduced drastically. In some cases, with no waiting time.

Easy Visa Process 

Medical tourism hubs like Turkey, Poland, and Hungary facilitate the visa process for international patients. In these destinations, the visa is obtained immediately via an online procedure that will only take you minutes to complete.

Assistance Before, During, and After Treatment

Medical tourism agencies will assist you before, during, and after treatment. It includes free doctor consultations and all necessary arrangements for medical travel such as airplane bookings, hotel arrangements, transport, plus guides on having a successful surgery.

Cataract Surgery Cost In Turkey

Lens replacement surgery in Turkey cost ranges from €2000 - €3500. But, some factors increase the treatment price, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

The Best Candidate For Lens Replacement In Turkey 

You're an ideal candidate for cataract surgery if you suffer from sight loss due to diagnosed cataracts affecting your daily activities.

The Next Steps If You Plan To Have Cataract Treatment In Turkey 

  • Choose a surgeon registered with an international governing body like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Or any other reputable international board. 
  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment. 
  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 
  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients if possible. 
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Once you decide on a clinic, we will plan and arrange an all-inclusive cataract eye surgery package that suits your personal preference. To ensure you get the best ophthalmologists in Turkey.  

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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • One of the best research and training hospital
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
  • Pick up service from airport
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 143 bed capacity
  • Full-fledged Radiology Department
  • Full equipped operations and MRA and CT rooms
  • 7/24 working center
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Pick up service from airport
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Has LEED GOLD Certificate
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
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  • Quality health services in the mediterranean
  • 15,000 square meter JCI-accredited health care facility
  • 132 in-patient beds
  • American College of Embryology accredited embryology lab
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Since first opening its doors in 2000
  • 200 bed capacity
  • Pneumatic tube transfer system
  • Pressure support system to control temperature
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Dunyagoz Atakoy
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Offers treatment services in all eye branches
  • Public transport access
  • Open weekends
  • Pick up service from airport
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Dunyagoz Antalya
Antalya, Turkey
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  • Offer airport transfer
  • Additional branches located in Germany and the UK
  • Provide assistance with hotel and flight booking
  • Experienced surgeons
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Memorial Ankara Hospital
Ankara, Turkey
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  • 42,000 square meters of closed area
  • Digital Coronary Angiography room
  • Designed as a world-class hospital
  • Has 256-sliced Computerized Tomography (CT) device
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Ekol Hospitals Izmir
Izmir, Turkey
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  • Patient-oriented service 
  • Safe and quality nursing care services
  • Monitored by the Quality Management Unit
  • Using the most advanced technology
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Dunyagoz Etiler
Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Service since 1996
  • Approximately 2,500 employees
  • 7 days, 24 hours service
  • 10 year guarantee
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Cataract Surgery Recovery Time

You will experience complete recovery eight weeks after the cataract surgery. The ophthalmologists will arrange follow-up visits to ensure the eye is healing following the operation.

How is Cataract Procedure Performed?

Cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removing cloudy eye lenses and replacing them with artificial lenses to restore clear vision. This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital. The surgeon will use a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks the affected lens and gently removes it from the eye.

Common Possible Side Effects Of Cataract Treatment in Turkey

  • Infections
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Vision loss or double vision
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Changes in eye pressure
  • Retinal detachment

Cataract Surgery Results

Most patients report a high satisfaction rate, and cataract surgery has a success rate of 90%.

How To Prepare For Cataract Surgery 

  • Stop Aspirin and other medications that might contain blood thinners weeks before the procedure.   
  • Do not smoke tobacco at least two weeks before the procedure
  • Use the antibiotic drops before the procedure to prevent an infection
  • Avoid alcohol and other drugs that might affect anesthesia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the average waiting time for cataract surgery?

Recent studies show the average waiting time for cataract surgery can span from ten weeks to four years, depending on the location you're planning to receive treatment.

Do you need glasses after cataract surgery?

Yes, you will need glasses to correct your vision and to compensate for what the lens can't provide.

What is the most common complication after cataract surgery?

Cystoid Macular Edema (CME) is the most frequent complication after uncomplicated cataract surgery.