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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.


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Benefits of Cataract Surgery in Prague:

    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

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Medical team - Helena - Praga Medica


Position: Senior Treatment Abroad Consultant

Languages: English, German and Czech

Role: Free consultations over the phone, customer service, patient coordination

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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


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. 

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Can I smoke and drink alcohol?

If you are a heavy smoker, it is probably useless to talk you out of a cigarette. Reasonable amount of alcohol is not harmful for the eye. If you drink one or two beers after you come home on the ...

Do you include soft lenses in the base price?

Yes, we do. And not just that. You will receive a high quality intraocular lens and a quality protective gel at the base price of the surgery and without any extra charges. The surgery will be performed either with 2.2mm ...

Do you offer some kind of insurance?

Yes we do. If you want an insurance that would cover unexpected emergency situations during your stay we have a great option for you. Together with ERGO, one of the biggest insurance companies in the region we offer a new ...

How is cataract treated?

There are no medicines, drops, diets, exercises or special glasses that might remove the occurrence of cataract one day. Surgery is the only option of treatment. Mild degrees of cataract which do not cause any difficulties to the patient, do ...

How long after the surgery can I go on holiday to the sea?

We will be more relaxed if you do not bathe in swimming pools, seawater and natural freshwater for 5 weeks after non-laser surgery. Schedule the surgery with us so that it is no problem. Should it contravene your plans in the ...

How long after the surgery can I go skiing?

Those who never fall, can go skiing in 4 weeks after the non-laser surgery). The rest of us can go only in 6 weeks and we will use ski glasses.

How long does the initial examination take?

The initial examination takes from 45 minutes to 3 hours. The length of the examination is somewhere between one to two hours in most patients. The real time mainly depends on two circumstances: 1) How fast your pupil dilates after you are given ...

How long shall I be on sick leave?

In the case of office work, we recommend 1 to 3 days of sick leave. In the case of hard work and work in a polluted environment, we recommend 2 to 5 weeks of sick leave. You are entitled to be given a sick ...

How long should I avoid using computer and watching TV?

Using computer and watching TV cannot be harmful for you after the surgery. A lot of patients watch TV in the evening of the day of surgery. If the eye does not burn or tear, there is no reason to ...

How many days before the initial examination and surgery should I not wear contact lenses?

Due to the pressure on the eye and reduced supply of air to the retina, contact lenses may affect some parameters important for proper preparation of the surgery. Therefore, please do not wear soft contact lenses 4 days before the examination ...

How will seeing develop after the surgery?

After the bandage is removed on the first day of surgery, the seeing might be blurred and a bit like under water. It is going to clear out already during the first day. It will further improve during cca 14 days ...

In what time is the other eye operated on?

In case of intraocular surgeries such as ICL, RLE, Cataract surgery and RLE multifocal (PRELEX), the other eye is usually operated on the second day after the 1st surgery. If your first surgery is on Wednesday, your second eye is ...

Is my cataract mature enough to receive surgery?

Compared to today, cataract surgery was performed in a quite different way twenty years ago. By freezing it to a liquid nitrogen-cooled probe, the lens was extracted from the eye by way of a large incision. The surgery was connected ...

What is an intraocular lens?

An intraocular lens is made of plastic. It compensates the dioptric power of the removed cloudy human lens. It is put in the original human lens capsule during the surgery. The usual optical power of the intraocular lens is ++22 to +26 ...

What is astigmatism?

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism means that there is a difference in the degree of refraction at different levels (axes). We can say, in a simplified way, that one of the optical areas of the eye is ""ovoid"" instead of globoid. ...

What is cataract?

Cataract means reduced transparency (opacity) and hardening of the eye lens that is normally clear. The cloudy lens prevents rays of light from getting through to the retina. A mild degree of cataract does not have to affect seeing. The ...

What is long-sightedness? What is hypermetropia?

Long-sightedness is an English name for hypermetropia. It is a plus refractive defect. Long-sightedness is corrected with converging lenses - diopter glasses with a plus (+) mark. The eyeball is too short in the case of long-sightedness. Long-distance refracted rays meet ...

What is Nd_YAG laser?

Nd_YAG laser is device used to treat the iris before the intraocular contact lens is implanted. It is also used for so-called capsulotomy during which transparency of optical media of the eye is restored following so-called secondary cataract.

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the loss of ability to read without glasses within the normal reading distance. It occurs in about 40 years of age and becomes worse when people get older. It is caused by the loss of elasticity of the human ...

What is protective intraocular gel?

The fine structures of the eye need to be protected against damage during the surgery. Special gel (viscoelastic material) is used for this purpose. Don't pay for what you don't have to at our clinic! You will receive ...

What is short-sightedness? What is myopia?

Short-sightedness is an English term for myopia. It is a minus refractive defect. Short-sightedness is corrected with diverging lenses - diopter glasses with a minus (-) mark. The eyeball is too long in the case of short-sightedness. Long-distance refracted rays ...

What will happen with me during the initial examination?

After you come to the clinic, our receptionist will ask you for basic personal data of yours. Then the nurse will complete a questionnaire concerning your health condition in the past and at present. She will ask you about a ...

When can I start to drive a car?

In terms of the function of seeing, most patients are able to drive in 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery. Please, wait with driving until the other of your eyes is operated on, too. It may be different in terms of ...

When can I travel by plane?

Anytime. Non-laser surgery does not reduce the ability to travel as a plane passenger. If it is necessary, you can theoretically do so immediately after the surgery.

When do I have to come to see the doctor?

The first postoperative examination is right on the second day after the surgery (i.e. the first post-operative day). Next postoperative examinations is usually after 5 days.

Why is the initial examination required?

Both you and we aim to achieve a perfect result through the surgery. To do so, we do not only need to know the dioptric value of your glasses but also a number of other facts. We have to examine ...

Will my eye be bandaged after the surgery?

Yes, it will. Keep the bandage on until you see the doctor on the first post-operative day.

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.