Medical programme for cataract operation

The procedure is arranged the day after the specialist examination. On the day of the procedure, biometrics is performed in the morning. The procedures are performed in the afternoon, and they last about 1 h. The operation is carried out under local anaesthesia, and only exceptionally under general anaesthesia.

The first control examination is performed a day after the operation, and the following controls according to arrangement.

Days for performing the medical service

3-7 days


from HRK 12,825.00

Preparation for the procedure

Before the surgery, the patient must perform a preoperative internist examination in order to obtain the permission for the procedure. The patient should bring the blood test to the internist examination, which includes: complete blood test, thrombocytes, prothrombin time, blood glucose, natrium and potassium, it is necessary to perform ECG and bring a list of medications that the patient is taking. If the patient is diabetic, blood glucose must not exceed 10.0 mmol/l. The test report must not be more than one month old. If the blood glucose is higher, the diabetic will first have to regulate blood sugar with his physician or diabetologist, and only then can he be subjected to the operative procedure.

The patient should take two and a half hours free on the day of the procedure. This ensures enough time for preoperative, operative and immediate postoperative procedure. As local, and not general anaesthetic is used, the patient can eat and drink normally up to 4 hours prior to the procedure. If you are taking some kind of therapy, you do not have to stop. It is best to wear comfortable clothes in which you can feel good during the procedure. On the day of the procedure, do not put any make-up, creams, mascara, eye shadow and do not use eye pencil. After the procedure, you will not be able to drive because you will be wearing an eye patch over the operated eye, so you will have to take care of your ride home.


Service provider

Polyclinic Medico

Contact person

Sanja Lujić Pirc

Phone:+385 51 263 775  

Additional information

After cataract operation, it is necessary to wear a patch over the operated eye for one day, unless the physician orders otherwise. The next day, on the first control examination, the physician takes the patch off. The operated eye should be treated only with the prescribed drops and in the way prescribed in the discharge note.

During the first few days after the operation, the sight may be blurred or doubled, so the patient need not worry. It is normal to feel itching, scratching, slight pain or the sense of foreign object in the operated eye. After the operation, you may feel oversensitive to light or blinded. Wearing sunglasses can help you. Old glasses will no longer fit after the operation on the operated eye.  Until you make new glasses, you may use the old ones or be without them, depending on what suits you best. New glasses are prescribed a month after the operation. Any rubbing or pressure on the operated eye should be avoided during the first month. Pay attention that water does not enter into the operated eye. During the first week, wash the surrounding area of the eye (face, forehead) with lukewarm water and a clean gauze, but close the eye and avoid putting any pressure on the upper lid. Do not apply any cosmetic preparations or make-up on the operated eye. Watching TV, working on the computer, reading and writing should be limited. If you feel fatigue in the eye, take a break. After the operation, you can move and walk normally. After two weeks, you do not have any limitations regarding physical activities, just do not carry anything heavy for a month (e.g. children, firewood, do not perform any gardening or chopping wood). Other appointments for control examinations shall be subsequently arranged.

Call your doctor immediately in case you feel some of the following discomforts:

1. Sudden weakening of vision on the operated eye or the other eye.

2. Vision disturbances as if you have a screen or shadow on the operated eye.

3. Flashing or lights in front of the eye.

4. Stronger pain in the operated eye.


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