Scandinavian Eye Center is Denmark's leading private clinic for cataract treatment. Our team consists of the country's most skilled surgeons, nurses, and opticians, who use the latest equipment and the best lenses available. We never compromise on the quality of treatment provided to our patients, ensuring they feel safe and confident from their first contact with us to the final result.
When we perform cataract surgery, we remove the cloudy lens from the eye through a small incision and replace it with a clear, high-quality artificial lens. With the help of a comprehensive preliminary examination, we can correct your vision using monofocal lenses that best suit your daily needs and preferences. Special lenses (multifocal/trifocal) can also be used to correct both distance and reading vision. However, this type of treatment is not covered by the public health system, and therefore, the patient must bear the cost of the treatment.
A typical procedure for cataract surgery typically looks like this:
1. Preliminary consultation
2. Surgery of first eye
3. Surgery of the second eye (within four weeks after surgery of the first eye)
4. Potential control (1 to 7 days after last surgery)
5. Potential extra control (3-6 weeks after last surgery)
During the preliminary measurement, we measure your vision. During this examination, we take a series of measurements of your eyes. Right before the examination, we will administer eye drops to dilate your pupils, which helps us to examine your eyes more thoroughly. Additionally, we provide detailed information about the procedure, the surgery itself, and the follow-up appointments.
The day before surgery, you need to apply eye drops to the eye that will be operated on. You can do this from home by using two types of eye drops that are available at the pharmacy. On the day of the surgery, you will receive local anesthetic eye drops for the eye at the clinic.
Comfort throughout the process
Undergoing cataract surgery can bring up numerous questions and uncertainties. This is why it's important to conduct a prior consultation to ensure a positive outcome and obtain answers to any doubts you may have. The surgery itself usually lasts between 10 to 15 minutes. During the procedure, the ophthalmologist makes a tiny incision, just over 2 millimeters, to perform the surgery. The incision is so small that it doesn't require any stitches, and the eye heals quickly. You can return home immediately after the surgery.
The time after the surgery
After the surgery, you can resume your normal lifestyle as soon as the day after the procedure. However, we recommend that you avoid engaging in hard physical work or swimming in chlorinated water, as it can pose a risk of infection. We will conduct a follow-up check within 1-5 working days after the operation to ensure that everything is in order. For 3 weeks after the surgery, you should regularly apply two different eye drops to your eyes three times a day. If you are unable to apply the drops yourself, you can get assistance from a home care provider who will come and administer the drops for you. Approximately 1 month after the surgery, you need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your ophthalmologist to ensure that your eyes are healing properly.
Den endelige fastlæggelse og vurdering af den nye synsstyrke og eventuelle behov for nye briller kan først vurderes ca. 1 måned efter operationen. Vi har en døgnbemandet akut-telefon, hvis der er noget som føles forkert eller alvorligt. Patienter, der er opereret, kan ringe til dette nummer. Det er en god tryghed for vores patienter, og en vigtig del af vores samlede behandlingstilbud.