Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery with monofocal lens implant abroad - Prague, the Czech Republic

Cataract surgery with monofocal lens implant or cataract removal is one of our most popular eye procedures due to affordable cost, available surgery dates and very experienced board-certified cataract surgeons. A cloudy lens is painlessly removed and replaced by a new artificial AcrySof IOL monofocal lens implant. The cataract surgery is performed painlessly in local anesthesia and takes only about 10 minutes per eye.

The whole stay for both eyes operated can be reduced to only 5 days in Prague. No waiting list, simple booking steps and available surgery dates from two weeks onwards.


Benefits of Cataract Surgery :

  1. Highly qualified eye surgeons with over 15 years of experience
  2. Accessibility - direct flights between Prague and over 130 destinations from 79 EUR return
  3. Personal Assistance - local representative to help you during the whole process, free help during your stay
  4. Flexibility - available surgery dates within 2 weeks
  5. Individual treatment plans - we will tailor your trip according to your needs, your stay can be shortened to less than 1 week.
  6. Prague - stunning UNESCO city is ideal for a short break

Our Medical Team

Dr. Lubomir Tovarek

Position: Eye Surgeon

Experience: over 30 000 procedures since 1996

Languages: English and Czech

Specialization: Lens replacement and cataract procedures


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More about Cataract Surgery

What are symptoms of a cataract?

Cataract means reduced transparency (opacity) and hardening of the eye lens that is normally clear. Most often we experience cataract after 60 years of age. Among the risk factors for cataract occurrence are mainly age, general diseases, diabetes, using some medicines on a long-term basis, smoking and eye injury.

How is cataract surgery done?

Cataract surgery with monofocal lenses is performed in local anaesthesia. The cloudy lens is painlessly crushed with ultrasound and removed through a microincision. Our experienced cataract surgeon implants a new high quality Acrysof monofocal yellow lens.

How long does cataract surgery take?

The surgery takes place in an ambulatory (outpatient) setting. The duration is about 10 minutes. The patient can leave the eye clinic immediately after the surgery.  Next day is post-operative check up.

Both eyes cataract surgery takes only 5 days in Prague. A thorough preoperative examination precedes the cataract surgery and there is at least one post-operative check up after each eye surgery.

Which cataract lens is right for me?

The standard cataract surgery with IOL monofocal lens comes with a high quality Acrysof lens implant produced by Alcon, an American company. We stock lens implants of other manufacturers as well, most popular are Alcon and Zeiss. Multifocal and toric versions of cataract lenses are also available.

What methods do you offer?

The price quoted is for a standard method where a small incision is made by our experienced cataract surgeon. We also offer a so called femtosecond cataract procedure where the incision is performed by a femtosecond laser LenSx hence achieving even greater precision and faster recovery times.

Why travelling abroad and avoid waiting times?

The cataract surgery with monofocal lens is usually provided within national schemes NHS, HSE cheap, ie. free of charge but long waiting times are to be expected. If you want your vision to improve without waiting, be operated by one of top and best cataract surgeons, contact us for a free consultation. Many foreign patients opt to travel to Prague and abroad because the surgery is performed within weeks, the monofocal lenses are of highest quality for a fraction of the cost, each patient is treated as a VIP patient.

How much is cataract surgery?

We have in stock high-quality lenses from world leading eye care companies such as Zeiss, Alcon and more. Monofocal lenses are single vision lenses and correct vision at near, intermediate or far distances. Varifocal or multifocal lenses comprise bifocal lenses and trifocal lenses. These lenses were designed to eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. Bifocal lenses offer near and long distance vision in one lens. Trifocal add intermediate distance to the lens. The price of the cataract surgery very much depends on the lens implant cost, from 765 EUR per monofocal lens implant to 1140 EUR per bifocal lens implant and 1300 EUR for a trifocal lens implant. Please contact us for a complete list including toric lens implants.

EU refunds

If you are coming from a EEA country, we will be glad to help with all documentation for your local health care authority or national health system (NHS, HSE etc.). The Czech Republic is a EEA member and operates European Directive on patients right in cross-border healthcare. 

Watch this interesting animation on Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery in Prague, Czech Republic, abroad also stands for cataract removal, cloudy lens removal, cataract monofocal lens implant or removal of cloudy lens. Patients that come to us also contacted NHS, HSE, Bupa and other national health care providers and also Optical Express, UltraLase, Lexum, Refrakcni Centrum and many private providers of eye care.

Prices & Costs

Price from: 765 EUR

How much does cataract surgery cost?
The price per eye for the surgery in Prague includes:

  • intraocular non-laser eye surgery performed by a highly qualified surgeon
  • all medication required for the surgery and postoperative care
  • all postoperative examinations for up to 1 year after the surgery
  • Acrysof monofocal yellow lens, Alcon protective gel and 2.2 mm microincision system in the basic price and without extra charges

The price per eye does not include:

  • Pre-operative eye examination
  • General Health Examination - when done in Prague
  • Accommodation, transfers and our other services are optional and charged separately