Best Destinations in Mexico for Cataract Surgery
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Mexico has more than a dozen destinations specialized in medical tourism, where touristic providers join medical care of the highest quality to meet the fields of oncology, orthopedics, cardiology, general surgery, plastic surgery and gastroenterology.
One of the most successful procedure performed in Mexican clinics is the cataract surgery, thanks to the highly qualified doctors and nurses to provide care and service with worldwide quality through an extensive infrastructure with cutting-edge medical technology.
What is a cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery is used to treat the clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye (cataract).
Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don’t have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.
Which are the risks of cataract surgery?
Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease or a serious medical condition affecting any part of your body. Occasionally, cataract surgery fails to improve vision because of underlying eye damage from other conditions, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. If possible, it may be beneficial to evaluate and treat other eye problems before making the decision to have cataract surgery. Complications after cataract surgery are uncommon, and most can be treated successfully.
When considering cataract surgery in Mexico, keep these questions in mind:
- Can you see to safely do your job and to drive?
- Do you have problems reading or watching television?
- Is it difficult to cook, shop, do yardwork, climb stairs or take medications?
- Do vision problems affect your level of independence?
- Do you have difficulty seeing faces clearly?
- Do bright lights make it more difficult to see?
Cataract surgery risks include:
Loss of vision
How to prepare for cataract surgery in Mexico?
To prepare for your cataract surgery, you may be asked to:
Stop taking certain medications.
Use eyedrops to reduce infection risk.
Fast before surgery.
Prepare for your recovery.
What to expect from a cataract surgery in Mexico?
Cataract surgery, usually an outpatient procedure, takes an hour or less to perform.
First, your doctor will place eye drops in your eye to dilate your pupil. You’ll receive local anesthetics to numb the area, and you may be given a sedative to help you relax. If you’re given a sedative, you may remain awake, but groggy, during surgery.
During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed, and a clear artificial lens is usually implanted. In some cases, however, a cataract may be removed without implanting an artificial lens.
Benefits of Cataract Surgery in Mexico
Improved peripheral vision and depth perception
Improved blurred vision
To complete the process in optimal conditions, Mexico has the best conditions for total recovery: different climates by region, with comfortable hotels, internationally recognized for their diversity and appeal.
What are you waiting for?
Contact us to find out more about medical procedures in Mexico!