Cataract treatment

What is cataracts?

Cataracts, also known as cataracts, are a disease that most commonly affects people over the age of 60. It consists in a gradual clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This results in deterioration of vision, the image becomes blurred, seen "through the fog". Untreated cataracts lead to total confusion.

What does the treatment look like?

Currently, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures that millions of patients around the world choose each year. Cataract removal at an early stage of development shortens vision recovery time.

The qualification visit preceding the cataract removal procedure includes a very thorough assessment of the eye condition:


  • Assessment of visual impairment to the distance and near vision
  • Measurement of pressure inside the eyeball
  • Examination of the number of corneal endothelial cells
  • Optical or ultrasonic biometrics with the most accurate calculation of the implanted lens power
  • Individual and extremely accurate selection of the type of implanted lens
  • Evaluation of the anterior segment of the eye in a biomicroscope
  • Fundus examination


Cataract surgery

A stay away from home lasts only a few hours. In our center, we perform cataract removal by means of phacoemulsification using the most modern surgical apparatus by the American company Alcon. Thanks to the use of anesthetic drops that are administered into the eye, the treatment is painless. The procedure involves making a small incision (about 2 millimeters) through which the surgeon gently crushes and removes the cloudy lens with a small tool using high-frequency sound waves. An artificial intraocular lens is placed in this place.
Sterile, disposable tool sets for ophthalmic surgery are used during each procedure. This ensures the highest standard and guarantees the greatest safety of the procedure.

After cataract surgery

After the procedure, the patient rests for a short time, then goes home. Over the next 24 hours, the doctor conducts a check-up. For several weeks after the procedure, it is necessary to apply drops to the operated eye. They prevent infection and facilitate healing.

Shortly after the procedure, the patient can enjoy the regained visual acuity and return to their daily pleasures and responsibilities.

Characteristics of intraocular lenses

There are two basic types of artificial lenses, each of which performs specific corrective functions. Monofocal lenses provide correction power in only one segment of the view range (usually far vision), while multifocal lenses are designed to correct the entire range of vision - from near to far.

  • AcrySof IQ lens
    It is a monofocal lens that thanks to aspherical optics significantly improves the contrast of twilight vision.
  • AcrySof IQ Natural
    It is a monofocal, aspherical lens with a blue light filter that helps protect the retina from degenerative changes.
  • AcrySof IQ Toric Lens
    It is a monofocal aspherical lens with a blue light filter, which at the same time eliminates astigmatism.
  • AcrySof IQ ReStor Lens and AcrySof IQ ReStor Toric
    It is a monofocal aspherical lens with a blue light filter, which at the same time eliminates astigmatism.

Secondary cataract

It can occur several months or years after removing the cloudy lens. It manifests itself as a gradual deterioration of vision, which is caused by a clouding of the lens capsule. The treatment consists of making a hole in the turbid structure with a YAG laser. The procedure is painless, lasts a few minutes and vision improves immediately.

Information on the treatment of cataracts and intraocular lenses can be found at:

For more information, please contact our specialist doctors when visiting our eye clinic.

Reception doctors in the office

PhD in medical sciences

Michał Milka

specialist in eye diseases