Frequently Asked Questions

How long will cataract surgery take?


Cataract surgery is typically completed in 10-15 minutes.




How long will I stay after surgery/treatment?


The average stay for patients after surgery is 2 nights but it can last anywhere from 1 night to 2 weeks depending on the procedure.




Can you restore my vision?


We will do our best! Some illnesses are easier to treat than others, but you can be sure that you will be taken care of by our trusted doctors and nurses.




What is the range of cost for glasses?


Glasses can cost anywhere from 15,000 - 400,000 UGX depending on the type of glasses and the style you prefer.




How often should I replace my glasses?


We recommend every two years or earlier if visual issues arise.




What is the cause of cataracts?


Most cataracts develop when aging or injury changes the tissue that makes up your eye's lens. Some inherited genetic disorders that cause other health problems can increase your risk of cataracts. Cataracts can also be caused by other eye conditions, past eye surgery, or medical conditions such as diabetes. Long-term use of steroid medications, too, can cause cataracts to develop.




What is the cost of surgery?


Cost of surgery can range from 220,000 - 1,000,000 UGX depending on the surgery needed.




What days does the BEH provide surgery?


Monday - Thursday.




Do I need an appointment?


No, come anytime during the following hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm Sundays & holidays: Emergency Cases Only




Does the BEH accept insurance?


Yes! We accept AAR, SANLAM, and IAA insurance plans.





Plot 44M Kwapa Road, Tororo, Uganda

Tel: 256-772-747282

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday & Public Holidays: Emergency Cases Only