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Prima Medical Center Saigon, Cataract

Introduction to Cataract Surgery

23 September, 2023

Prima Medical Center Saigon performs cataract surgery, a method of treating cloudy eyes that interfere with daily activities. This surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens (vitreous) that is implanted in the eye.

Phacoemulsification, abbreviated as Phaco, is the most common method to remove cataracts .

Prima Saigon: levels of cataracts

Prima Saigon: levels of cataracts

In Phaco/ Cataract surgery:

First, a small hole measuring between 1.8mm and 2.75mm is made in the cornea. Then, an ultrasound device is inserted through this hole into the eye to break the cataract into small pieces and help remove it from the eye.

  • After the cloudy lens is completely removed, the artificial lens is placed in the same position. Usually, the wound does not need stitches.
  • This cataract surgery method takes less than 30 minutes. This is a day surgery, so there is no need to stay in the hospital overnight.

An anesthesiologist accompanies you during surgery to provide sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed. Depending on the case, you may not be able to fully fall asleep during surgery, but you will still feel comfortable. Eye drops and anesthetic injections will be used for maximum pain relief. It is important to cooperate by not talking or moving the head and body during surgery.

If you are considering cataract surgery to replace an artificial lens, you can discuss with the ophthalmologist @ Prima Medical Center Saigon  what type of lens is best for you. The artificial lens will determine your ability to see after surgery, strongly affecting your quality of life.

The following types of artificial lenses (IOLs) are available:

  • Standard Single Lens: The most commonly used lens type. Provides good general vision at a specific distance. Reading glasses may be required.
  • Toric glasses, minimizing astigmatism for people with high astigmatism. Toric glasses with monofocal and multifocal lenses
  • Multifocal Glasses: Provides good vision for both near and far distances without glasses. Very convenient because both near and intermediate vision for fixed distances can become clearer. However, some people may have difficulty reading fine print, especially in low light, and may experience glare and halos. For best results, this lens should be used in both eyes. Multifocal lenses are suitable for people who want to reduce their dependence on glasses for near and far vision. People with high astigmatism will need to use toric multifocal lenses, which are effective in reducing astigmatism.

Prima Medical Center Saigon  emphasizes quality and quantity. Our ophthalmologists are well trained and undergo rigorous training. We also handle complex cataract surgery in children, post-traumatic and in a wide range of congenital and medical conditions.

Cataract Method

Cataract Method

We have experienced paramedics to perform important eye measurements to achieve good results after cataract surgery. We emphasize safety, i ensure safety through rigorous training for ophthalmologists. Update our knowledge through ongoing research and testing to assess what’s right for our patients. We are strict and careful about preventing infectios and monitoring our performance and results.

Dr An Trịnh @ Prima Saigon is consulting a cataract patient

Dr An Trịnh @ Prima Saigon is consulting a cataract patient

Prima Medical Center Saigon  welcomes patients from all walks of life, including children and people with complex eye problems. Our expertise in handling complex cases ensures each patient receives the highest quality of care and achieves the best possible outcome.

Our Cataract Care Team

Prima Saigon is one of the prestigious eye hospitals in Vietnam, recognized by the US embassy in Vietnam.

If you need an eye assessment, please have a visit to Prima Medical Center Saigon

  • Address: 27 Ky Dong St, District 3, HCMC
  • Websitehttps://primahealth.vn/en/
  • Business Hours: 07:30 – 17:00 from Monday – Saturday
  • HOTLINE: 0919-209-039 or 1900 – 9115

Prima Saigon recommends that clients should reserve their intended consultation at least three days before their visit for convenience and less waiting time.