Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

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Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby country boy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:55 pm

I need a cataract removed and wondered if anyone has any experience of Private Clinics for this on the coast or inland?

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:48 pm

My dad had his done in malaga city - behind corte ingles theres a clinica baveria - it was €1500 per eye, but there are no garentees. My dads eyesight was restored 100% but only lasted maybe 1 year and now he has trouble reading the writing on youtube on the 32" tv from 2 metres away.

The idea of having a spanish doctor coming towards me with a scalpel while i was awake would be enough to put me off !!
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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby gerryh » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:29 pm

My wife had a cataract removed in Nov 2017, cost about €2000, at Vithas Salud, was Clinica Rincon then, by Dr. espejo De Loss Riscos, in Rincon de la Victoria.
He speaks good English if that matters.
Absolutely no problem with the operation and no problems since.
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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby country boy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:05 pm

Well thanks Guys, useful stuff. I have to say the thought of someone slamming a door or a sonic boom at the dreaded moment, do leave me a bit apprehensive....but....my world is a bit cloudy at the moment so we'll see ( excuse the pun!).

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby morlandg » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:40 am

spanish_lad wrote:My dad had his done in malaga city - behind corte ingles theres a clinica baveria - it was €1500 per eye, but there are no garentees. My dads eyesight was restored 100% but only lasted maybe 1 year and now he has trouble reading the writing on youtube on the 32" tv from 2 metres away.
The idea of having a spanish doctor coming towards me with a scalpel while i was awake would be enough to put me off !!


Has your dad had his eye checked for detached retina? I had a cataract removed and six months later my retina detached completely. It was only reattached some two weeks later due to me being in mallorca at the time, my wife arriving in several days and it was a few days to christmas. I was operated on between boxing day and new years eve. After 4 operations I still do not have any real sight in that eye. But maybe your dad's eyesight is recoverable?? Graham

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby gavilan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:50 pm

?has anyone tried acupuncture to improve eyesight/cataracts?

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby gerryh » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:00 pm

As a cataract is a permanent, and I believe, irreversible cloudiness of the lens I would be very surprised if acupuncture could improve it.
The only way, I believe, is to replace the lens.
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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby costakid » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:16 pm

Totally agree with Gerry on that.

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby gavilan » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:48 pm

I would agree that if cataracts have reached the stage of causing cloudiness then acupuncture may be too late but methinks it worth trying when in early stages ...

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby elusive » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:32 pm

Out of intrest can you get it on the spanish NHS?

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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby gerryh » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:55 pm

Are you asking about a cataract operation or acupuncture?
My wife had a cataract operation on one eye on the Spanish NHS.
They wouldn't do the second eye as her vision, using spectacles, was above 40% in that eye.
She got fed up with the blurry vision in the affected eye so I paid for it to be done privately.
Now good good vision in both eyes.
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Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

Postby elusive » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:10 pm

Yeah cataracts gerry.


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