what is cataract

A cataract is a painless gradual blurring of the eye’s natural lens, which is placed behind the pupil and the iris. This process usually occurs as people get older, but is possible to happen earlier.

Cloudness of the human lens means blurry vision. This deterioration of the visual acuity can progress fast and the your sight will be affected usually within months. The speed of the progression can not be predicted.

A comprehensive eye exam from Dr. Panayiotis Christou at Elpis Medical Centre, can answer your question whether you have a cataract or not and if this cataract must be removed

This surgery takes place at the modern operation theater of Elpis Medical Centre and is equipped with the most advance technology for modern cataract removal surgery.

What happens during the cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is an operation that is performed under local anaesthetic. The  patient is awake and in contact with the doctor. The patient enters the operation theater and makes himself comfortable on the operation table. The eye gets desinfected and a sterile drape is applied. Then the procedure starts and the cloudy lens (cataract) is removed, taking approximately ten to fifteen minutes per eye, and is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) designed to last a lifetime. At our clinic we work with state of the art equipment and consumables. The consumables are single use.

What happens after the cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is a day case procedure. After the procedure you will be given medications and instructions to follow on how to use the medication and how to take care of your eye. You may have a rest for a while in your room. You are advised to invite someone to help you get home safely; The very next day you have to visit the clinic for the first-day check up. The recovery is usually quick and depends on the maturity of the cataract.

How much it costs

Please select:

Patients under the Cypriot General Health System (*GeSY) can have the procedure free of change as of July 2023.

The GHS covers the expenses for the monofocal IOLs. If the patients needs more advanced implant, has to pay for the implant in private.

Otherwise for the private patients, we offer one clear set price for our different types of cataract surgery. The cataract treatment most suitable for you will be determined according to your personal needs during ou initial consultation. Our indicative price range is below:

Single focus Cataract surgery
€1500 per eye
Standard lens replacement surgery with monofocal lens
Clear far distance vision
Needs reading glasses
Glare free
Does not correct astigmatism
Multifocal Lens cataract surgery
Clear distance vision
Clear near distance
100% spectacles independence
Some glares at night
Astigmatism correcting lens cost additional €300