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Pre-operative examination - Cataract surgery

Diagnostic testing and pre-operative examination before cataract surgery


Although your cataract is diagnosed by your ophthalmologist it is necessary to undergo a comprehensive pre-operative examination at the Eye Centre Prague. Only a detailed eye examination can guarantee the best result of the surgery.

OCP examinationThe pre-operative examination takes about 60-90 minutes and it is completely painless and requires no special preparation.  As the doctor puts into your eyes the dilating drops you will not be able to drive.

Before examination you are required to submit the following documents:

  • Identity card
  • Health insurance card
  • Eye glasses you wear
  • A list of medicines you take
  • And if necessary your ophthalmologist's recommendation (not necessary to have)


Pre-operative examination procedure

1. Anamnesis

An anamnesis is used to identify important information about your medical condition and eye disorders including eye disorders occurred in the family.


2. Measurements

Special medical devices will be used to measure your dioptres, intraocular pressure and after putting dilating drops the doctor will examine the posterior part of the eye. You will undergo a biometric examination to obtain parameters for a new artificial intraocular lens that will be implanted in the course of the cataract surgery.


3. Consultation and examination by an ophthalmologist

The pre-operative examination will be followed by a consultation with an ophthalmologist who will perform further eye examinations while explaining the whole surgery procedure. He or she will also recommend you the best solution and the best type of a new intraocular lens.


Thanks to the possibilities of modern medicine we can simultaneously treat additional eye disorders or visual defects and for example remove astigmatism or refractive disorders.

Do not be afraid to ask the doctor any questions and consult all the options of the surgery.