Cataract Treatment Worldwide

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Looking for top Cataract treatment options abroad? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 125 cataract clinics and 99 top ophthalmology doctors based on 6 verified reviews. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much does cataract diagnostic and treatment procedures cost?

Updated: 2022-03-04
Prices for cataract diagnostic and treatment procedures in 2022
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Memorial Şişli Hospital
4.6
(116 reviews)

Cataracts in Children | Diagnosis + Treatment

Consultation with an ophthalmologist $140
Ultrasound of the eye $400
Cataract surgery (both eyes) $4500
Vitrectomy $8000
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$13040 More
Memorial Şişli Hospital
4.6
(116 reviews)

Cataract | Diagnosis + Lens replacement

Ophthalmological investigation $140
Cataract surgery with IOL replacement $1700
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$1840 More
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125 Cataract Clinics Worldwide Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 1791 requests, 108 patient reviews, prices, and information from 125 clinics

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

European Foundation for Quality Management

European Foundation for Quality Management

The European Foundation for Quality Management increases the effectiveness of organizations, the promotion of global ideas, and experience exchange.

THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARD WINNER IN 2019

THE IMTJ MEDICAL TRAVEL AWARD WINNER IN 2019

The IMTJ (International Medical Travel Journal) independent expert group headed by the chief editor assesses the Awards nominees. The Award-winners meet such quality criteria as high-level medical care, innovations availability, positive patient reviews, etc.

#2
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

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Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Medical Association

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) was established to improve public healthcare in Turkey. The association considers professional doctor competence, education, and training.

Straumann® Dental Implant System Official Provider

Straumann® Dental Implant System Official Provider

The certificates means the clinic is the official provider of the Swiss company and applies original Straumann® materials.

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Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Medical Association

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

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Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

European Society for Medical Oncology

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CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Medical Association

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) was established to improve public healthcare in Turkey. The association considers professional doctor competence, education, and training.

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The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, which implements breastfeeding protection, encouragement, and support.

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

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Fastest treatment organization

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World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

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Accreditation Canada Diamond Status Level

Accreditation Canada Diamond Status Level

The accreditation ensures that the medical facility complies with such criteria as safety, quality, ethics, management level regarding provided medical services and internal infrastructure.

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

#10
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) is a ranking certification system regarding energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for green buildings.

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Best Cataract Doctors, online doctor's consultation

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Fernando Castanera de Molina
Ophtalmologist
Barcelona , Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
4.7
( 264 reviews )
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Barcelona, Spain
Centro Médico Teknon
39 years of experience
Dr. Fernando Castanera de Molina is the Director of the Eye Clinic specialized in implant-refractive surgery in Teknon Hospital. Doctor Molina is a pioneer in laser treatment for ophthalmic disorders in Spain. In 1988, he was the first in Spain who corrected myopia with an excimer laser and implante ...
Ahmet Murat Sarıca
Ophtalmologist
Istanbul , Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center
4.5
( 285 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center
Doctor of Medical Sciences. Children's onco-ophthalmologist.
Ulrich Schaudig
Hamburg , Germany
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
4.5
( 85 reviews )
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Hamburg, Germany
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
21 years of experience
Dr. Ulrich Schaudig is a Chief Physician of the Ophthalmology Department in Asklepios Hospital in Barmbek. The Doctor specializes in the corneal transplant and glaucoma, cataract treatment. Over 21 years of experience in the eyes treatment in adults and children. Work history Dr. Schaudig studied ...
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6 positive reviews on cataract

Mihaela Feb 27, 2020
Verified review. The patient was treated of cataract in Confraternitaet Private Hospital

Everything was fine. Bookimed was very kind to find me an appointment pretty short notice in Vienna. The surgent was very professional. The only thing I would have preferred was to pay with a credit card. I had to go to an ATM and pay cash.

Zinaida Jul 30, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of cataract in Medipol Mega University Hospital

I want to thank the team of the company Bookined sch rendered assistance in organizing a medical examination of my daughter Anastasia in the clinic Medipol Istanbul Хочу поблагодарить команду компании Bookined за оказанную помощь в организации медицинского обследования моей дочери Анастасии в клинике Медипол г.Стамбул.(офтальмология)
С врачом - координатором Катериной мы сотрудничаем уже продолжительное время. Катерина профессионал своего дела.
Приятная в общении. Быстро ориентируется в решении любых вопросов.
Мы очень довольны уровнем обслуживания в клинике Медипол. Осмотр был проведен внимательно, детально и глубоко с ответственным профессиональным подходом. Установлен правильный диагноз. Назначенный курс лечения.
Все посещения к врачу на назначенный час, что давало возможность делать все быстро и оставалось время для экскурсий и личных дел.
Спасибо за организацию проживания и транспорт.
Большая благодарность команде координаторов по сопровождению (24/7) на протяжении всей поездки и до отъезда домой Фариде и Зульфие за забату, профессионализм и большую человечность.
Готовы дальше сотрудничать до полного завершения лечения.

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Mikhail Apr 19, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of cataract in BGN Eye Clinic

Excellent clinic BGn stay in the clinic went very well and successfully. Dr. Lee Dong Eun is a highly classy positive person specialist. He did everything perfectly well after the examination. He came with a cataract on both eyes, the right eye was hardly seen. I'm leaving my vision 100% for both eyes, thank you very much I am happy. The medical staff at the clinic works like a good watch. Attentive are courteous attentive very polite complete comfort. The single chamber is all that is necessary to eat cleanly comfortably. Especially about the coordinator of the clinic Valchenko Maria, a correct excellent specialist, a wonderful person with her does not arise, no problems can solve everything, thanks. Service satisfied everything went well. Well done good organization of success to you Отличная клиника BGn пребывание в клинике прошло очень хорошо и успешно.
Доктор Lee Dong Eun высоко классный специалист позитивный человек. Все что сказал после обследования сделал на отлично. Приехал с катарактой на оба глаза правый глаз практически не видел. Уезжаю зрение 100% на оба глаза большое спасибо я счастлив. Медицинский персонал в клинике работает как хорошие часы. Внимательны обходительны предупредительны очень вежливые полный комфорт. Палата одноместная все что необходимо есть чисто комфортно.
Особо о координаторе клиники Valchenko Maria корректный отличный специалист прекрасный человек с ней не возникает ни каких проблем все умеет решить спасибо.

Сервисом доволен все прошло успешно.
Молодцы хорошая организация успехов Вам

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Vasiliy Feb 1, 2020
Verified review. The patient was treated of cataract in EuroEyes Clinic

Very pleased with the visit to the clinic, good staff and approach to the patient Очень доволен визитом в клинику, хороший персонал и подход к пациенту

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FAQ about Cataract Treatment

What is cataract?

Cataract is a clouding of the lens which causes the vision loss and even blindness. The disease can affect one or both eyes. Cataract is the most common eye disease in people over 40.

Cataract causes 51% of world blindness. Over 20 million people over the world have cataract.

Surgery is the ONLY option for cataract treatment.

Cataract surgery is the procedure of clouded lens removal and the further replacement with the artificial one.

What are the cataract types?

Subcapsular cataract

Occurs at the back of the lens. People with diabetes are at the risk of this type cataract development due to taking the steroid drugs.

Nuclear cataract

Develops in the central part (nucleus) of the lens. Usually, seniors face this type of cataract.

Cortical cataract

Occurs in the lens cortex, the part that surrounds the nucleus.

What are the signs and symptoms of cataract?

If you notice some of these symptoms, visit an ophthalmologist immediately:

  • your vision has become cloudy and blurred
  • light from the lamp or sun seem too bright
  • colors around have become too dim
  • your eyes are out of focus.

How to detect cataract?

If you suspect having the cataract, consult with an eye doctor. Only after the complete examination, an ophthalmologist can confirm a diagnosis.

Cataract diagnostics usually includes standard eye tests such as:

  • visometry (the visual acuity test)
  • perimetry (the visual fields examination)
  • tonometry (the intraocular pressure measurement)
  • ophthalmoscopy (the eye fundus test).

How is cataract treated?

The indication for cataract surgery is the vision loss, which affects the person’s quality of life and causes the discomfort.

Phacoemulsification (Phaco) is the most common method for cataract surgery. During the operation, an eye surgeon makes a small incision on the eye surface and removes the damaged lens pieces with the suction device.

Phaco is a minimally invasive surgery. It means that the healing process after the operation is fast.

When the lens is extracted, an ophthalmologist carries out the intraocular lens (IOL) replacement. Instead of the natural lens, a surgeon implants the artificial IOL.

The intraocular lens is made of the plastic, acrylic, or silicone. A doctor determines the type of IOLs material due to the patient’s individual characteristics. The artificial implant is inserted via the incision made during phacoemulsification.

98% is a success rate of cataract operations. After the IOL replacement, an ophthalmologist changes the existing glass or lens prescriptions.

The surgery lasts for 1 hour. A patient is under local anesthesia during the procedure. In the most medical centers, phaco is performed on the outpatient basis. Hospitalization is not required, and a patient returns home immediately.

How much is a cataract operation?

Laser cataract surgery cost depends on the number of factors:

  • Cataract surgery charges. The surgery price varies in different medical centers. The standard bill usually includes the preparation for the procedure, cataract surgery, and postoperative examination.

Some hospitals include accommodation and meals to cataract removal cost. Consultation with an ophthalmologist can be included in the bill in some clinics, but the diagnostics is not contained to cataract eye surgery cost.

  • Geographical location of a clinic. Cataract removal cost differs from country to country. It is determined according to the economic development and the price policy within a state.
  • Experience and reputation of an eye surgeon. The cataract treatment by a highly-experienced ophthalmologist is more expensive. Usually, eye specialists undergo the international training that also affects the price of the surgery.
  • Status of a medical center. In the private clinics, cataract surgery cost is higher than in the state ones. Medical tourists over the world choose the private hospitals due to the high level of medical services and safety. The private clinics usually provide cataract surgery cost without insurance.
  • Additional services. Most of the medical facilities worldwide offer the international patients some benefits. The transfer to/from an airport, hotel booking, car rental, translation services are available in the clinics. But such benefits are not included in cataract eye surgery cost.

Top-5 countries for cataract surgery

India

The private medical institutions in this country provide the high-quality and safe healthcare services at the affordable prices. India offers the cheapest cataract surgery in the world. The cost for the operation is 40-100% lower than in European countries, but the quality is on the same level.

Producing generics (analogs to the expensive drugs) is the significant advantage of Indian clinics. In India, the medications are 10-17 times cheaper in comparison with states of Europe, Israel, the USA.

Thailand

Thai medical centers provide cataract surgery packages. It helps to save up to 70% of the money. Usually, the packages include transfer to/from an airport, preparation for the surgery, cataract operation, postoperative examination, and medications.

Laser cataract surgery cost is 35-70% lower in Thailand than in European countries, the USA, or Australia.

Medical tourists choose treatment in Thailand due to the high development of healthcare system, safety, and affordable prices. The most Thai hospitals look like the luxury resorts. Patients may combine cataract treatment with the vacation.

Turkey

Ophthalmology is one of the leading specialties in Turkey. 21.5% of all ophthalmological procedures are cataract operations.

Turkish eye doctors have the vast experience and qualification. Over 150,000 medical tourists choose Turkey for treatment due to the high quality of services.

Turkey is one of the best places for the cheap cataract operation. The price is lower up to 50% in comparison with Germany or Israel. Laser cataract surgery cost usually includes preoperative period, the surgery, examination after the procedure. Some hospitals provide patients with accommodation and meals.

Ukraine

The lowest laser cataract surgery cost in Europe is performed in Ukraine. Eye doctors cooperate with their European colleagues. It gives them an opportunity to apply the most innovative treatment methods and equipment.

Cataract surgery price in Ukraine is 50-60% lower than in Germany. The bill usually includes pre- and postoperative examination, cataract surgery, and drugs used during the operation.

Germany

Germany is considered the best country in Europe to provide ophthalmologic treatment due to the high quality of services, medications, and equipment. German eye surgeons are included in the top list of ophthalmologists worldwide.

Germany is highly developed country with a high-income economy. Over 250,000 international patients from 170 states visit Germany to receive treatment.

Due to these facts, laser cataract surgery cost is higher than in other European countries.

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