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DrRussMD, Board Certified MD
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I have a cataract in my one eye due to trauma. went to specialist

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I have a cataract in my one eye due to trauma. went to specialist in midlands where I live was told my eye was healthy apart from cataract.he advised surgery.standard phaco surgery 2000 pounds. I did a lot of research on line and read about femto laser surgery and various lenses mono multi and trifocal.could only find one place in midlands that did femto.i went there and he advised surgery .they had mono and multi focal for near intermediate and far. 3500 pounds.they did not have tri focal. only place I could find then was Harley st. I went to Harley st London clinic.they recommended surgery and trifocal 7000 pounds. he said because of my job which is roofing I would need 2 weeks off because of dust.i travel a lot so thought perhaps should travel somewhere. I found that prague medico have latest laser and tri focal 2000 pounds and costa rico have top eye surgeons with lensx and tri focals. 2500 pounds im 63 and divorced if I went abroad to relax im trying to make up my mind can you help please
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
HelloWhat is your exact question?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I would still like an answer please even if its to tell me about prague and costa rico are good countries go for surgery thankyou

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
The UK and US would both have more standardization, better statistics on outcomes, and standards of care.
Neither Prague or Costa Rica can demonstrate as high a level of care.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the problem I have is that if I can not work for two weeks after surgery I would need to travel somewhere.could I travel after surgery or could you recommend anywhere to travel for surgery.thankyou

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
sorry I don't understand your dilemma
I recommend you have the surgery in a high quality location with doctors that know you....
What is the question