TYPICAL SYMPTOMS OF CATARACTS:

  • dazzling lights
  • a sensation of having curtains in front of your eyes
  • double vision
  • colours fade
  • the strength of your glasses changes

WHAT ARE CATARACTS AND HOW ARE THEY TREATED?

A cataract means that the eye’s lens has become cloudy or foggy and is a completely normal development in an ageing eye. Everyone develops cataracts sooner or later. The only known way to treat cataracts is to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens. The timing of cataract surgery is entirely dependent on what problems it causes. Surgery is indicated when cataracts impair vision to the extent that it affects everyday activities such as reading, watching TV, needlework, household chores or driving.

Cataract surgery is one of the commonest and safest procedures performed within the field of ophthalmic surgery. Cataract surgery involves the patient’s own lens being replaced with an artificial lens. The experiences ophthalmologists at Eira Hospital have been performing cataract surgery for over 15 years and we used the latest generation of lenses that have a high optical quality.

DON’T DELAY! MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN pre-examination NOW!

Let our ophthalmologists who specialise in cataracts assess when it is time for cataract surgery. The earlier the surgery is performed, the quicker the eye adapts and the easier the operation is. Cataract surgery can be performed even before the vision has become noticeably worse and has begun to disrupt everyday life. At the same time, you are able to get rid of your glasses!

Make an appointment for an pre-examination with one of our experienced ophthalmologists.
You will find out which surgical method is most appropriate for your eyes.

You can make an appointment for an pre-examination online or by calling 09 1620 570

CAREFREE CATARACT SURGERY

At Eira Hospital, we perform cataract surgery on an out-patient basis with eye-drop local anaesthetic. We use the market’s latest artificial lenses that have a high optical quality.

CATARACT SURGERY WITH AN HUS VOUCHER

We are HUS’s private service provider and we perform cataract surgery in return for HUS vouchers.

If you have been given an HUS voucher, you can make an appointment for cataract surgery directly by calling 09 1620 570.

The excess for a patient with an HUS voucher is 94 €. The excess includes cataract surgery with a qualitative monofocal lens, one initial evaluation conducted by an ophthalmologist on the day of the surgery and any investigations required to select a lens. If it is possible to achieve better vision with a multifocal lens or a lens that corrects astigmatism, the patient can pay for this themselves if they wish. In which case, get in contact with one of our hospital opticians by calling 09 1620 300, Mon–Thu 9–15 or Fri 9–14.

You can ask for more information by sending an email to: info.silmayksikko@eiransairaala.fi

SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES WE OFFER

  • Overnight accommodation at Eira Hospital
    You can spend the night in Eira Hospital’s in-patient unit and recover following the surgery under observation. In which case, we take care of starting your course of eye drops following the surgery and monitor your condition until the following morning. The special price for an overnight stay following cataract surgery is 200 € per night, which includes nursing care, dinner, supper and breakfast.
  • Anaesthetist services
FIND OUT MORE
Ophtalmic surgeons at Eira Hospital
Koskela Harri Specialist in ophthalmology, special qualification in eye surgery
Koskela Kimmo Specialist in ophthalmology Book an appointment
Kukkonen Kirsi-Tiina Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Book an appointment
Oksman Petri Specialist in ophthalmology, Opthalmic surgeon Book an appointment
Tuuminen Raimo Specialist in ophthalmology Book an appointment
Next available appointments for pre-examination
Mon 31.7
13:40
20min
Oksman Erja
Eye specialist
Eira Medical Centre
Mon 31.7
14:20
20min
Oksman Erja
Eye specialist
Eira Medical Centre
Mon 31.7
14:40
20min
Oksman Erja
Eye specialist
Eira Medical Centre
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THE INITIAL EVALUATION FOR CATARACT SURGERY IS PERFORMED BY THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Prior to the surgery, you meet the ophthalmologist who will be performing the operation. The initial evaluation includes an examination of the structure of the eye. In addition to this, the various lens options are gone over and we work out which lens is most suitable for your specific needs.

Normally, a lens is chose than will make optimal near and distance vision possible following the surgery. Patients with refractive errors can choose a special lens that corrects astigmatism. For some patients, it is possible to use a special lens that replaces progressive glasses, which means that the patient has both near and distance vision following the surgery.

THE ARTIFICIAL LENSES ARE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

The lenses we use include those by the brand Technis. These are patented and improve contrast (night vision). The ophthalmologist determines which lens is most appropriate for the individual patient.

 

SAFE AND TROUBLE-FREE CATARACT SURGERY WITH THE PHACO TECHNIQUE

At Eira Hospital, we perform cataract surgery on an out-patient basis with eye-drop local anaesthetic. The eye is numbed using anaesthetic eye drops that remove the sensation of pain and then an approx. 2.5 mm opening is made in the eye.

The patient’s own hard lens is first broken into pieces using a modern phaco technique with the help of ultrasound and sucked out, before the new artificial plastic lens is inserted. The artificial lens will never become cloudy and its strength is individually selected according to the measurements made during the pre-examination. The surgery takes about 15 minutes per eye and the entire appointment lasts about two hours. It is a good idea to bring along a companion, especially if both eyes are being operated on at the same time. When necessary, it is possible to pay a supplementary fee and spend the night in the in-patient unit.

RAPID RECOVERY FOLLOWING THE SURGERY

Because we use the latest techniques, the recovery is rapid.

  • Home after only a few hours. We recommend that you bring a companion with you, especially if both eyes are being operated on.
  • Your vision is fully recovered after a few days
  • The surgical incisions heal without stitches
  • After-care involves using eye drops for 2–3 weeks following the surgery
  • Sick leave of 1–2 weeks
  • Follow-up one month after the surgery at Eira Hospital or at the ophthalmologists’
Price list
Cataract surgery Price Eira Terveystili*
Ophthalmologist's pre-examination OFFER
incl. extensive evaluation. Valid until 31st August
120 €  
Monofocal lens 1260 €/eye 112,00 €/month
Toric monofocal lens 1680 €/eye 147,00 €/month
Topography 29 €  
After-cataract with YAG laser 354 €/eye  

An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added. 
* Eira Terveystili: e.g. with a 12 months interest installment (includes arrangement and administration fees 83 €).

 

 

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