With a history of more than 50 years, Phaco is considered as an effective and safe method of treating cataracts that helped millions of patients worldwide restore vision. According to statistics in European countries, this is the leading solution in the field of cataract treatment. To know why Phaco surgery is trusted by both ophthalmologists and patients, let's learn about the irreplaceable advantages of this method through the article below!

Doctor performs Phaco surgery

What is Phaco surgery?

Cataract is a common vision-impairing disease in the elderly. In the early stages, the patient will only feel a little blurry vision like a thin fog. When the disease becomes more severe, the patient will need surgery to protect vision and prevent complications of the disease such as glaucoma, uveitis, blindness, etc.

Phaco surgery is a solution to restore vision for cataract patients by crushing the cloudy lens with high-frequency ultrasound waves and sucking it out, then replacing it with an artificial lens. 

Monofocal artificial lens is used in Phaco surgery

Outstanding advantages of Phaco surgery

High success rate

The average success rate for Phaco surgery is about 98% - 99%. This is an ideal number in cataract treatment, helping patients restore good vision, prevent complications of blindness and unnecessary accidents, and bring clear vision and a fulfilling life.

Small incision

Phaco surgery has an incision of only 2 - 3 mm, maximum 5 mm and automatically heals without stitches. This is a breakthrough benefit because with previous methods (ICCE, early IOL), the incision could be up to 8 - 10 mm and required many stitches. Thereby, patients can safely experience Phaco surgery gently, with few complications and be discharged from the hospital the same day.

No pain, no bleeding

Before performing surgery, the patient was given drops to numb the eye surface, so he almost did not feel any pain. Phaco surgery is performed gently with a microsurgical knife and ultrasound waves, causing no bleeding during treatment.

Surgery and recovery time is quick

The average surgery time for one eye lasts only 5 minutes, the total surgery takes only 15 - 20 minutes. Patients can have surgery and be discharged from the hospital on the same day if their eyes are eligible for surgery and the hospital has available artificial lenses with appropriate parameters.

Besides, Phaco surgery also brings good visual quality with quick recovery time. After only 1 day, the patient can perform daily activities such as walking, personal hygiene, reading, using electronic devices, etc. On average, after 4 months, the patient's vision will improve. The patient has fully recovered and can participate in all activities with bright, healthy eyes.

Few complications, stable vision

With the anterior capsulotomy mechanism, Phaco surgery provides greater visual stability than previous surgeries. In addition, the rate of astigmatism is also less, thereby helping patients limit their dependence on glasses after surgery. The incidence of serious complications (vitreous loss, macular edema, retinal detachment, endophthalmitis) is very low, providing a safe and effective treatment experience for patients.


Phaco surgery has a lower cost than other treatment methods, making it easier for many patients to access. Currently, the cost of Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital is being applied as follows:

  • Monofocal lens: 16,000,000 VND/eye - 32,000,000 VND/eye.
  • Multifocal lens: 28,000,000 VND/eye - 52,000,000 VND/eye.

Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Patients experience Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Choosing a reputable ophthalmology facility plays an important role in the success rate of Phaco surgery. At Japan International Eye Hospital, patients will have their maximum vision restored with the Phaco surgery procedure according to Japanese quality medical service standards:

  • Leading surgeon Dr. Vu Anh Tuan - Technical Director at the hospital with nearly 30 years of experience and successfully performed more than 50,000 cataract surgeries.
  • Strict surgical examination process with up to 14 in-depth steps.
  • Diverse selection methods for monofocal/multifocal artificial lenses.
  • Medicines and solutions do not contain preservatives, are imported genuine from abroad such as IVISC mucus (Carl Zeiss - Germany), Duo VISC (Alcon - USA), BSS infusion fluid (Alcon - USA).
  • Fast procedures, comprehensive care services with private nurses accompanying the entire examination and surgery process, help patients feel secure in treatment even when traveling alone.
  • All-inclusive cost, including protective glasses and glasses Use once after surgery, 4 months free follow-up check-up!

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