Cataract Surgery in Cairo

Cataract Surgery at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo, Egypt

an eye cataract surgery at the best quality standards at Dr Khalil eye clinic in Cairo, Egypt

If your vision has faded as a result of cataracts, your likelihood of recovering more youthful vision with modern cataract surgery is exceedingly high, and you will likely enjoy a rapid recovery of enhanced vision with little disruption to your lifestyle after cataract surgery. Cataract operations are performed on an outpatient basis.

Cataract surgery during a live surgery transmission by Dr Ahmad Khalil from his operating room in Cairo to the World Ophthalmology Congress
Dr Ahmad Khalil during a live surgery transmission from his operating room in Cairo to the World Ophthalmology COngress

Modern advances in cataract surgery and its skills, as well practiced by Dr Ahmad Khalil in Cairo, have significantly bettered the cataract operation outcomes.

Łódź, Poland, 2011 Dr Ahmad Khalil talking about cataract surgery in Łódź, Poland to the Annual Meeting of the Polish Society of Cataract Surgery, hosted by Professor Omulecki
Łódź, Poland, 2011 Dr Ahmad Khalil talking in Łódź, Poland to the Annual Meeting of the Polish Society of Cataract Surgery, hosted by Professor Omulecki

The recent addition and success of various intraocular lens options that can be implanted during modern cataract surgery like: multifocal, trifocal extended depth of focus (EDOFs) intraocular lenses, and toric intraocular lenses has helped in the simultaneous correction of presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. These developments in cataract surgery have proved to be a huge leap forward in the outcome following cataract surgery. They offer a much better quality eyesight. As is the case with many of the patients operated by Dr Khalil in his clinic in Cairo, Egypt, these lenses can free the patient from the need to even reading glasses addition after surgery, and justifiably enough have added the name REFRACTIVE to modern cataract surgery, which means offering the best quality vision after cataract operation with minimal dependency on glasses.

When cataract is significant enough to interfere with your daily activities, it will need to be removed. Modern cataract surgery through small incision PHACO and foldable (soft) lens implantation (including the new multifocal lenses) is the best recognised procedure for the management of cataract. This is done by Dr Khalil in some of the best centers in Cairo, and patients get out of the hospital in the same day.

For your cataract surgery at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic

You will have a full consultation with Dr Khalil before your cataract suregery, following which, your best options will be decided.

After undergoing full consultation with in-office testing by Dr Ahmed Khalil and some other measurements, cataract operation is usually scheduled in an outpatient surgery center. Anesthesia is provided by a highly specialized anesthesiologist, and medical clearance is required from your internist. Most patients can expect to spend several hours at the surgery center, however the procedure itself usually takes less than 10 minutes.

The Cataract Surgeon, Prof Dr Ahmad Khalil

cataract surgery at best quality international standards at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo, Egypt

Among the leading best cataract surgeons in Cairo, Egypt, Dr Ahmad Khalil is accessing all the cutting edge developments in modern cataract surgery, coupled with continuous knowledge updates in the best known big international conferences concerned with cataract surgery around the globe (here shown during a Live Surgery transmission during a World Ophthalmology Congress).

When is time for cataract surgery?

You and Dr Khalil must work together. If cataract progress is rapid, don’t wait for cataract surgery. But, if your vision is still quite good, you may not need cataract surgery immediately. You need to continue to visit Dr Khalil regularly. You should know that some cataracts never really reach the stage where they should be removed.

The best time for surgery is individual. Think about how cataract affect on your life. If cataract don’t bother you a lot, you can wait some time for surgery. Think about surgery when your cataracts have progressed enough to seriously impair your vision. If cataract have significant effect on your daily activates, you should have cataract surgery soon as possible.

In some cases a cataract should be removed even if it doesn’t cause major problems with vision but interfere with diabetic retinopathy or retinal detachment or some other eye problems. If you have cataract in both eyes, you will have two separate surgeries.

What can I expect if I decide to have an operation for cataract?

What happens Before cataract surgery?

To determine if your cataract should be removed, Dr Khalil will perform a thorough eye examination. Before surgery, your eye will be measured to determine the proper power of the intraocular lens that will be placed in your eye. Ask Dr Khalil if you should continue taking your usual medications before surgery. You should make arrangements to have someone drive you home after surgery.

What happens on the day of cataract surgery?

Dr Khalil will do your cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, in an outpatient surgical centre, usually in the morning. You will be asked to skip breakfast. When you arrive for surgery, eye drops will be instilled in your eye, and a mild sedative will be given to help you relax and not feel any discomfort, even that that might be caused by the local anesthesia.

What type of anesthesia Dr Khalil uses for cataract surgery?

A local anesthetic will numb your eye and you may be given a small injection to help you feel comfortable during surgery.

What are the steps of surgery afterwards?

 The skin around your eye will be thoroughly cleansed, and sterile coverings will be placed around your head. Your eye will be kept open by an eyelid speculum. You may see light and movement, but you will not be able to see the surgery while it is happening. Under an operating microscope, Dr Khalil will make a small incision in the eye. Tiny surgical instruments are used to break apart and remove the cloudy lens from the eye. The back membrane of the lens (called the posterior capsule) is left in place.

A plastic, acrylic intraocular lens is implanted in the eye to replace the natural lens that was removed.

After surgery is completed, Dr Khalil will place a shield over your eye. After a short stay in the outpatient recovery area, you will be ready to go home.

What should I do after the surgery?

You will need to:

• Use the eye drops as prescribed

• Be careful not to rub or press on your eye

• Avoid strenuous activities until Dr Khalil tells you to resume them

• Ask Dr Khalil when you can begin driving

• Wear eyeglasses or an eye shield, as advised by Dr Khalil. You can continue most normal daily activities. Over-the-counter pain medicine may be used, if necessary.

Can cataract surgery combined with other surgeries?

Yes, when the need arises, cataract operations can be combined with other surgeries like glaucoma surgery, intravitreal injections, keratoplasty and others. This is done usually to obtain the best results, and to reduce the burdens of having to undrego several consecutive surgeries.

How about anesthesia for cataract surgery?

Topical or local anesthesia is the norm in the vast majority of the cases.

Are there risks for Cataract Surgery?

As you know, all surgeries carry some risk. With respect to cataract operations, there is always a possibility that a complication might arise during or after surgery. We always explain these risks before you decide to have surgery.

How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery?

You may see clearly on the very first day after surgery. Most patients agree that vision returns quickly, although the exact timing varies from individual to individual. For some patients, experiencing blurred vision for about a week is normal. Most patients resume routine activity within 24 hours.


Messages from patients of Dr Khalil Eye Clinic

Messages from some of Dr Khalil Eye Clinic friends, who had their eye operations done by Dr Ahmad Khalil