Artificial lens replacement is the only solution currently proven to be safe and effective in cataract treatment. However, many patients are still afraid of cataract surgery. As a consequence of that situation, medical experts encourage patients to have surgery as soon as possible to restore good visual quality and minimize symptoms after surgery.


Cataract surgery needs to be performed early to protect vision

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Artificial lens replacement is the effective treatment solution for cataracts with a success rate of up to 98%. The surgery brings many benefits for patients, such as quick surgery time (only 5 minutes/eye) and no pain. There are two optimal methods that are trusted and chosen by patients around the world: Phaco surgery and Laser Cataract surgery.

Laser Cataract surgery process

Phaco surgery is performed by crushing the cloudy lens with high-frequency ultrasound waves and sucking it out, then replacing it with an artificial lens to restore vision. Phaco surgery has been proven safe and effective over many years around the world with advantages such as no pain, no stitches, no need to stay in the hospital, quick recovery of vision, and work normally the next day.

Laser Cataract surgery has the same mechanism as Phaco surgery, but replaces some of the surgeon's manual operations with Femtosecond Laser, bringing outstanding advantages such as incisions that follow the physiological curve of the patient's eyes, does not cause secondary astigmatism, combined with astigmatism treatment in the same surgery, the ultrasound energy used to suction the lens is reduced by 50% compared to Phaco, limiting corneal edema.

Why should patients have cataract surgery early?

Prevent blindness

Cataracts account for more than 50% of the causes of blindness globally. When suffering from cataracts, the amount of protein in the eye will gather in clusters, blocking light from reaching the retina, causing the patient to gradually lose vision until completely blind. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 65 million people are suffering from cataracts, causing severe vision loss of up to 80%. Therefore, surgery to replace cloudy lenses is really necessary to protect the patient's vision.

High success rate

According to the American Foundation for Blindness (AFB), cataract surgery has a success rate of up to 98%. In a study conducted on 200,000 people at the Medicare Institute (USA), 99.5% of patients after surgery responded that they did not experience any unusual eye symptoms.

Safe and quick

Today, cataract treatments provide a gentle and safe surgical experience for every patient. Thereby, the patient will feel almost no pain because the eye surface has been numbed, the surgery time is quick, only 5 minutes/eye and can be discharged from the hospital the same day.

Good visual quality

Many patients are afraid of surgery, so they have the mentality of waiting until their vision is seriously impaired, affecting their daily life and life, before having surgery. However, the longer the disease progresses, the lower the prognosis for surgery. To restore maximum vision, patients should see a doctor as soon as they detect signs of cataracts and follow the ophthalmologist's instructions.

Some telltale signs of cataracts are blurred vision, reduced night vision, a feeling of glare when looking at light sources, reduced ability to perceive colors, halos appearing everywhere, nearsightedness progresses after age 40, double vision, triple vision, etc.

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Improve lives

Cataract treatment will bring clear vision to patients, helping them be proactive in daily activities and freely enjoy all experiences in life. In particular, healthy eyes will help patients prevent unfortunate injuries that can occur such as falling down stairs, slipping, etc. Therefore, cataract surgery is a health investment, improving the patient's quality of life and helping them not to depend on relatives around them.


Cataract surgery helps patients improve their quality of life

Cataract surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Invested and managed by Paris Miki Holdings Group, Japan International Eye Hospital brings Japanese standard medical examination and treatment procedures, leading surgeons Dr. Vu Anh Tuan - Professional Director with more than 25 years of experience, Southeast Asia's leading Catalys (Johnson & Johnson - USA) machine system, high-quality surgical supplies and equipment, diverse methods and artificial lenses to suit all needs.

“When I came to Japan International Eye Hospital, what impressed me was the friendly staff and convenient procedures. In just one morning, he finished the surgery and returned home. Previously, the hospital announced that it was impossible to predict the results of the surgery because his lens was too cloudy, with only less than 1/10 vision. But after surgery, his eyesight was up to 10/10. At first I was a little worried so I only registered for surgery on one eye, but with such good results, I will definitely have surgery on the other eye." - Mr.Nguyen Van Hao, Phaco surgery, July 2023.


Patient Nguyen Van Hao had Phaco surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital

Currently, when performing cataract surgery at Japan International Eye Hospital, patients will receive a gift combo including: 4 months of free post-operative check-ups, eye protection glasses and medication 1 time after surgery. As of October 2023, the cost of full cataract treatment at the hospital is being applied as follows:

  • Phaco surgery: Monofocal: 16,000,000 VND - 32,000,000 VND/eye; Multifocal: 28,000,000 VND - 52,000,000 VND/eye.

  • Cataract Laser Surgery: Monofocal: 38,000,000 VND - 54,000,000 VND eyes; Multifocal: 50,000,000 VND - 74,000,000 VND/eye.

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