Cataracts are a common disease in the elderly, causing vision loss and can lead to the risk of blindness if not treated promptly. Phaco surgery is one of the artificial lens replacement solutions trusted by millions of patients worldwide thanks to its ability to restore optimal vision and reasonable cost. With nearly 10 years of operating experience and successful Phaco surgery for thousands of patients. Japan International Eye Hospital is a reputable ophthalmology facility providing medical services according to Japanese standards, helping patients recover visual quality. Let's learn how the Phaco surgery process takes place at the hospital through the article below.

The surgeon sucks the cloudy lens out of the eye

Advantages of Phaco surgery

Phaco surgery (Phacoemulsification) is a solution to insert an artificial lens into the eye to replace the natural lens that has been clouded with a microsurgical knife and high-frequency ultrasound waves. This is a safe and effective method, with a success rate of up to 98%, and has been proven for many years in many countries around the world, bringing many advantages to patients such as no pain and no need for stitches. surgical wound, discharged from the hospital the same day, vision recovered quickly to normal activities after 24 hours.

How is the Phaco surgery procedure at Japan International Eye Hospital?

The Phaco surgery process at Japan International Eye Hospital takes place gently and quickly during the day, with an intensive 14-step process according to Japanese standards and 1:1 nursing care.

Examination and pre-operative preparation process (1-2 hours)

Patients are examined in depth to evaluate the cataract condition, determine appropriate artificial lens parameters, and receive surgical instructions from the doctor regarding surgical methods and type of artificial lens.

Patient has vision checked before Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Surgical procedure (3-4 hours)

  • Pre-operative recheck: The patient is taken through a number of steps to check eye function and condition to ensure the eyes are not infected and are eligible for surgery.
  • Performing tests: Patients have their blood and urine taken for testing to evaluate blood sugar index and screen for infectious diseases.
  • Commitment to surgery: The nurse re-explains the mechanism, surgical process, and possible symptoms after surgery to the patient and family; Instruct patients to sign surgical consent.
  • Rest room and clothing: Patients are assigned a resting room, receive instructions on hospital rules, are given uniforms, identification bracelets, snacks and instructions on how to use the equipment in the rest room.
  • Post-operative care instructions: Patients are given medicine and instructions on how to use it, and are briefed on how to take care of their eyes after surgery.
  • Internal medical examination: The doctor conducts an internal medical examination before surgery and performs an electrocardiogram in cases where the patient is over 50 years old or has a history of cardiovascular disease or blood pressure. The nurse places an intravenous line (if necessary) for the patient.
  • Antiseptic before surgery: The patient is taken to the preparation area and wears a hair cap to ensure the sterility of the operating room. Nursing disinfects the eye area and drops surface anesthetic.
  • Preoperative instructions: Nurses guide patients about the steps to be taken during surgery and how the patient coordinates with the doctor; Encourage and reassure the patient.
  • Performing the surgery (lasting 15 minutes): The surgical process is conducted in a sterile room with the participation of the surgeon and surgical assistant nurses who closely follow, support, update progress, and guide each step. walk to the patient. The surgical process was recorded and streamed live for the patient's family to watch in the waiting room. The surgical video will be sent to the patient the day after surgery.
  • Rest: At the end of the surgery, the patient is taken back to the resting room by the nurse and receives the artificial lens case used in the surgery.
  • Eye hygiene: The patient's eye area and around the eyes are cleaned.
  • Post-operative examination: After 1-2 hours of rest, the patient is taken to the clinic for the doctor to re-examine the eyes, schedule a follow-up appointment and complete discharge procedures.
Doctor performs Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Eye care and re-examination process

Patients comply with the follow-up schedule after 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 4 months to check the eye's recovery ability and related problems, detect and fix complications (if any).

The patient had a follow-up examination at the Japan International Eye Hospital

“My Phaco surgery experience can be summed up in 3 words: quick, painless, and comfortable. Previously, the hospital announced that it was impossible to predict the results of surgery because the lens was too cloudy. Unexpectedly, his post-operative visual acuity would reach 10/10.

- Mr Nguyen Van Hao, Phaco surgery patient, July 2023 at Japan International Eye Hospital.

Experience Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital brings many benefits to patients such as:

  • Leading surgeon - Doctor, Doctor Vu Anh Tuan - Professional Director of Japan International Eye Hospital, has nearly 30 years of experience in teaching and practice with more than 50,000 successful eye surgeries.
  • A variety of high quality artificial lenses (monofocal, multifocal), genuine imported from countries such as France, USA, Switzerland, Japan.
  • Modern machinery system helps accurately diagnose the condition: OCT 3D fundus tomography machine (Topcon - Japan), IOL Master lens power measuring machine (Carl Zeiss - Germany).
  • 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 service, comprehensive care with private nurses, dedicated to answering all patient questions throughout the treatment process.
  • Reasonable cost: Monofocal phaco: 16,000,000 VND - 32,000,000 VND/eye. Multifocal phaco: 28,000,000 VND - 52,000,000 VND/eye. Each patient is given eye protection glasses and a medicine combo for 1 month after surgery, and 4 months of free unlimited follow-up visits.

It can be seen that the Phaco surgery process at Japan International Eye Hospital is quick, painless and brings high treatment efficiency to patients. Strict surgical procedures along with the care and close companionship of medical staff will help patients have the best quality examination and treatment experience. Please schedule an appointment for Phaco examination and surgery with Japan International Eye Hospital right at: