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Cataract surgery Tunisia: what is cataract surgery in Tunisia?

Cataract surgery in Tunisia is an ophthalmic surgical procedure that aims to remove a lens affected by cataract in order to substitute a cataract implant (lens). Surgery is still the only possible treatment for cataract.

Cataract is an eye disease that manifests itself by a progressive opacification of the crystalline lens (lens of the eye). A normal lens is a perfectly transparent lens, which means that it allows light rays to pass through to the retina without any obstruction. This allows the retina to capture and transmit clear visual information to the brain. A cataract opacifies the lens and prevents light from passing through.  The light rays absorbed by the lens are then diffracted in all directions. The result is blurred vision.

With age and regular exposure to UV light, the lens loses its transparency and gradually becomes opaque. Cataracts generally manifest themselves by a decrease in vision, a visual fog and a feeling of wearing glasses with dirty lenses, but also by a discomfort to light exposure.

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How is the cataract operation performed in Tunisia?

Cataract surgery is usually done under local anesthesia. It lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour and requires 2 nights of hospitalization.

Cataract surgery is done under a microscope and must imperatively take place in a sterile surgical environment.

The intervention is done in 2 steps:

The extraction of the diseased lens. The surgeon begins the procedure by opening the lens capsule to remove the opaque lens. To do this, he makes a small incision of 3 mm through which he passes an ultrasound probe. This probe breaks up the lens and destroys it, and a microprobe sucks up the fragments. The capsule of the lens (the envelope) must be left in place to allow for the insertion of the new lens.
The implantation of the new lens. Once the diseased lens has been removed, the surgeon proceeds to the implantation of the replacement lens. Through the small incision that has already been made, he places the synthetic lens in the capsular bag behind the pupil.

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Cataract surgery in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start

The first step is the pre-operative check-up. It consists of a set of general examinations (electrocardiogram, biological tests). A consultation with the surgeon and the anesthesiologist must also be done a few days before the operation.

The surgeon will evaluate your tests, ask you questions about your general health and discuss with you the risks, recovery time and cost of the procedure.

Surgical follow-up of cataract surgery in Tunisia

Cataract surgery is very rarely painful. In 95% of cases, it is painless.

Vision generally improves fairly quickly. Sometimes an adapted correction with glasses is necessary after a few weeks. Your doctor will then give you the necessary prescription.

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