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Cataract at KMN EyeCare

Cataracts are currently the leading cause of blindness in Indonesia and all over the world. Each year, an increasing number of cataract cases are reported, thus backlogging Indonesia’s national cataract elimination program. What is a cataract? By definition, a cataract is an opacification process that takes place in the normal crystalline lens of the eye, causing visual disturbances.

Cataract: KMN EyeCare patient testimonials

At KMN EyeCare, our patients are our greatest priority. Below are patient testimonials who have already undergone cataract surgery.

“As a photographer, my vision is the most important thing. Dr. Sjakon told me what a New York doctor failed to diagnose. he told me I had a cataract and would need operation within a year. … Why would I want to get my operation done in the US, when the best doctors are right here? I had a very good experience, I suffered no discomfort to my eyes, the operation didn’t take much times, but the best thing is after the operation… It’s like a filter being removed from your eyes. I now have a good vision."

Michael Yamashita, National Geographic Photographer

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Cataracts: Causes & symptoms

The main cause of cataract is the degenerative aging process. Additional causes of cataract include trauma/accidents, eye inflammations, congenital abnormalities, and other less frequent conditions.

Cataract symptoms that usually convince patients to seek help include decreased visual acuity, cloudy or blurry vision, reduced color vision and brightness, difficulties in night driving, and a frequent change in glasses prescription. In its worse condition, cataracts can lead to a total loss of vision (blindness). Using the most up-to-date cataract surgery equipment, KMN EyeCare offers cataract surgery even at the earliest stage of cataract development so as to fully restore patient vision.

Treatment options & process

Cataract surgeries are carried out daily in every branch of KMN EyeCare. These cataract surgeries are mostly performed under topical anaesthesia, thus not requiring patients’ eyes to be covered after surgery.

Cataract surgery: Phacoemulsification

Prior to the commencement of any cataract surgery, every patient must undergo a series of comprehensive exams to determine the best approach for any given case of cataracts. Based on the results of the tests, your surgeon will then discuss the best method in regards to achieving the best possible medical result through a safe and comfortable process.

When it comes to cataracts, the surgical method of choice is phacoemulsification, which comprises more than 95% of all cataract surgeries done at KMN EyeCare. In phacoemulsification, the cataract is broken down into small particles and then aspirated out of the eye. Phacoemulsification technology has undergone major improvements to produce more predictable excellent results. Our latest phacoemulsification machine, the Centurion by Alcon Laboratories, only requires a surgical opening as small as 2.2mm. Such an opening is self-sealing and therefore requires no sutures after the surgery. Centurion is also known for its high safety profile, minimizing the probability of unwanted complications during or after cataract surgery.

Cataract: Intraocular lens

In the final stage of cataract surgery, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye to perform the refractive functions of the natural lens, which is removed during cataract surgery. The phacoemulsification techniques utilize a foldable intraocular lens so that it can be inserted through the small surgical incision before it reopens to occupy its place inside the eye.

The quality of the intraocular lens significantly impacts the patient’s vision post cataract operation. To ensure the best visual result, KMN EyeCare only offers high-quality intraocular lenses to our patients. One of our most recommended lenses is the Acrysof lens, manufactured by Alcon (USA). The Acrysof lens is made of acrylic hydrophobic material with the highest bio-compatibility level and is clinically proven to have a far lower occurrence of secondary cataracts post-surgery compared to other intraocular lenses.

Cataract treatments: Costs

KMN EyeCare offers several surgical packages for our patients to choose from. All packages are done using phacoemulsification as a standard procedure. The difference in cataract surgery pricing is based on the chosen intraocular lens in each package.

Silver package

Rp.16.250.000,-

Acrysof® (Single Piece)

Lens Excellence

  • An acrylic hydrophobic base with the best bio-compatibility
  • The lens can be inserted through a very small incision (2.2 mm – 2.75 mm)
  • UV (ultra violet) blocker filter

Patient benefits

  • Optimal vision
  • No inflammatory response
  • Minimizes the occurrence of secondary cataract post-surgery
  • Rapid healing process due to small incision
  • Reduced occurrence of post-surgical astigmatism
  • Protection of the eye from ultra violet  
  • (Lens detail: Alcon)

Gold package

Rp. 18.550.000,-

Acrysof® IQ (Single Piece)

Lens Excellence

  • All of the benefits of Acrysof® Single Piece or Silver Package PLUS Aspherical lens design
  • Corrects spherical aberration so that light rays entering the eye are better focused on the retina
  • Blue Blocker filter that protects the retina just as the natural lens would

Patient benefits

  • All of the benefit of Silver package plus:
  • Vision quality and resolution are increased, especially in the low-light conditions
  • Enhanced patient comfort
  • Enhanced retina protection and helps prevent age-related macular degeneration
  • (Lens detail: Alcon)

TORIC package

Rp. 28.400.000,-

Acrysof‚ TORIC (Single Piece)

Lens Excellence

  • Acrysof Single Piece + cylindrical power to correct corneal astigmatism
  • Blue Blocker filter that protects the retina just as the natural lens would

Patient benefits

  • Optimal vision
  • Reduces or eliminates the dependence on astigmatism eye glasses
  • Blue Blocker filter that protects the retina just as the natural lens would
  • (Lens detail: Alcon)

Multifocal package

Rp. 31.850.000,-

Acrysof‚ ReSTOR Natural (Single Piece)

Lens Excellence

  • All Acrysof Single Piece + Multifocal lens
  • Apodized technology that overcomes the weakness of other multifocal lens, such as the “halo” effect
  • Blue Blocker filter that protects the retina just as the natural lens would

Patient benefits

  • The patient can see at both far and short distances
  • US FDA research data finds that 80% of Acrysof® Restore lens users do not require glasses in the everyday activity      
  •  Post-surgery comfort
  • Blue Blocker filter that protects the retina just as the natural lens would
  • (Lens detail: Alcon)

Cataract technology

Specular microscope

The Specular Microscope is used for one of the preoperative tests done prior to cataract surgery. This procedure measures the endothelial cell count of the cornea and corneal thickness. KMN EyeCare conducts this test using the Specular Microscope Topcon SP 3000P. Any pathologies found in this measurement warrant extra precautions, as they may cause an undesirable effect on patient’s vision after the surgery.

Centurion

Centurion is the latest phacoemulsification machine manufactured by Alcon in the United States. The CENTURION® Vision System offers the highest safety profile for the surgeon to deliver a smooth, responsive, and efficient cataract removal. This is achieved by better fluidic properties and superior torsional power to emulsify the cataract material. For patients, these advanced features of Centurion result in earlier visual function recovery after the surgery.

Cataract FAQ

KMN EyeCare offers several surgical packages for our patients to choose from. All packages are done using phacoemulsification as a standard procedure. The difference in cataract surgery pricing is based on the chosen intraocular lens in each package.

What causes cataracts?

The most common cause of cataract is degenerative process resulting from aging. Other less frequent causes include secondary to other ocular/eye diseases, trauma/accidents, congenital/hereditary, systemic/ocular use of certain medications.

I have cataracts. When should I have surgery?

With the advanced technology of phacoemulsification, you can have cataract surgery as soon as you notice any disturbances on the quality of your vision due to cataracts.

Is cataract surgery painful and will I be injected with anesthesia?

Cataract surgery is not painful. In routine cases, you will be given topical anesthetic in the form of eye drops. No injections are required.

At what age do cataracts occur?

Cataracts tend to occur at age 50 and above. In certain conditions, cataracts may develop earlier in life.

Will I have sutures in my eyes after surgery? When can I go back to work?

With phacoemulsification, cataract surgery does not generally require sutures, is performed on outpatient basis, and patients may resume activity the next day. 

Can cataract surgery be done on both eyes at once?

At KMN EyeCare, for the safety of the patient, we require cataract surgery to be done one eye at a time. After surgery on one eye, the second eye may be operated on 1-2 weeks after, depending on your surgeon’s recommendation.

Do you need to wait for cataracts to mature or harden?

This was the practice in the past, where the cataract was removed as one whole piece from the eye. With phacoemulsification today, cataract surgery can be performed at any time the patient feels their vision is impaired due to their cataracts.

How long does cataract surgery take?

A routine uneventful cataract surgery takes about 15-20 minutes.

Cataract doctors at KMN EyeCare

KMN EyeCare cataract surgeons are highly trained through intensive fellowship programs, ensuring the best standard of care is consistently offered to KMN EyeCare patients. To keep up with the ever-evolving technology of phacoemulsification, our surgeons actively update their knowledge and skills through lectures and courses on eye health, especially in phacoemulsification and IOL technology. Furthermore, some of our cataract surgeons are recognized to be among the best cataract surgeons both nationally and regionally.

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KMN EyeCare - Dr. Annette
Dr. Annette Mariza

After graduating from University of Indonesia Medical School in 2004, Dr. Annette began her career in the Cilandak Naval Hospital and Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and joined KMN EyeCare in 2005.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Ari Djatikusumo
Dr. Ari Djatikusumo

After completing his retinal fellowship in Japan and Singapore, Dr. Ari returned to Indonesia and worked as faculty at the University of Indonesia’s Medical School. He then joined KMN EyeCare to strengthen our retina unit.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Arief
Dr. Arief Wildan

Dr. Arief joined KMN EyeCare in Semarang in 2010 and completed his retinal fellowship in Thailand between 2012 – 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Bondan
Dr. Bondan Harmani

After completing his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Bondan joined the Faculty of Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia Medical School, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Danang
Dr. Danang Dwinaryono

Dr. Danang joined the team at KMN EyeCare after completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Eko Karim
Dr. Eko Firdianto Karim

Dr. Eko joined KMN EyeCare’s retina unit. He has expertise in medical and surgical retina treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Emil Sjahreza
Dr. Emil F. Sjahreza

After graduating from the University Indonesia Medical School, Dr. Emil practiced at KMN EyeCare in Semarang between 2010 and 2012. He then completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Sydney Eye Hospital where he was involved in 1,105 cases of vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr. Hadi Prakoso

After completing his residency in ophthalmology in 1989, Dr. Hadi performed government service in Bali for 18 months, then worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia Medical School between 1992 - 2001. He began practicing at JEC in 1993 and joined KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Henry
Dr. Henry Warouw

Dr. Henry joined KMN EyeCare in Semarang after graduating from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2010.

Dr. Sudarmadji
Dr. Ira Sudarmadji

Dr. Ira joined KMN EyeCare since its inception in 2004 and continues to practice in cataract, oculoplasty, and LASIK treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Barliana
Dr. Julie Dewi Barliana, M Biomed

Dr. Julie earned her ophthalmologist degree from the University of Indonesia Medical School, as she also previously completed General Practitioner and Master of Biomedicine at the same university.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Lumongga
Dr. Lumongga B. S.

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 1970, Dr. Lumongga completed her ophthalmology residency with a focus in pediatric ophthalmology.

KMN EyeCare- Dr. Martin Sondak
Dr. Martin Sondak

Dr. Martin immediately joined the team at KMN EyeCare after graduating from the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School in 2010.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Maya E. Suwandono
Dr. Maya E. Suwandono

Dr. Maya joined the KMN EyeCare team after graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2010. She performs LASIK, glaucoma and cataract surgeries.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Nelandriani
Dr. Nelandriani Yudapratiwi

Dr. Nelandriani joined the KMN EyeCare team after graduating from the Padjadjaran University Medical School in 2011.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rasoebala
Dr. R. Viktor Rasoebala

After graduating from his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, Dr. Viktor joined KMN EyeCare in 2005.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Ricky
Dr. Ricky E. Rooroh

After graduating from the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School in 2002, Dr. Ricky underwent several fellowships before joining the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rien
Dr. Rien Widyasari

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2012, Dr. Rien immediately joined KMN EyeCare.

Dr. Rifna Lutfiamida
Dr. Rifna Lutfiamida

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2003, Dr. Rifna joined KMN EyeCare in 2004 and has expertise in inflammations and infections, cataract, and LASIK treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rini Hersetyati
Dr. Rini Hersetyati

After graduating from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2000, Dr. Rini completed additional training at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and the Jakarta Eye Center (JEC) before finally joining the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Supit
Dr. S.M.I. Supit, PhD

Dr. Supit graduated from the Universitätsklinikum der Goethe Medical School in Germany in 1981 and also completed his specialization in ophthalmology in 1986.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Sjakon
Dr. Sjakon G. Tahija

After completing his retinal fellowship at the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia in 1994, Dr. Tahija returned to Indonesia and practiced as a Vitreoretinal Consultant at Jakarta Eye Center before establishing his own chain of ophthalmology clinics, KMN EyeCare, in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Soeharnila
Dr. Soeharnila

After completing her specialization in ophthalmology and several fellowships, Dr. Nila immediately joined KMN EyeCare since its inception in 2004. Dr. Nila has expertise in corneal transplants.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Upik
Dr. Upik Mahna Dewi

After graduating as an ophthalmology specialist from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2003, Dr. Upik practiced at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital for one year before joining KMN EyeCare in 2005.

Dr. Vinsensius G. Budiman

After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School, Dr. Vinsen practiced at Medistra Hospital and joined the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Wijarso
Dr. Widowati S. Wijarso

After completing her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, Dr. Widowati (Dr. Ike) continued a fellowship in glaucoma at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, USA.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Wulan
Dr. Wulan Aprianti

After completing her ophthalmology residency at the University of Indonesia Medical School 2012, Dr. Wulan worked at the Royal Progress Hospital for one year before joining KMN EyeCare in 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Yulinda Soemiatno
Dr. Yulinda I. Soemiatno

After graduating from the Padjadjaran University Medical School, Dr. Yulinda underwent a postgraduate internship in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

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