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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Cataract Surgery

With age; the crystalline lens of the eye changes and progressively turns opaque. This is known as a Cataract and slowly causes blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness and is usually very common among the elderly. It is easy to detect and treat.

Cataract surgery is the most common way to treat advanced cataracts. It is safe and easy and mostly performed as an outpatient surgery. There are two types of surgeries – Phacoemulsification and Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE). In both procedures, an ophthalmologist removes the opaque lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Both processes are suture-less although sutures are required for large ECCE incisions. ECCE surgery is also often performed with the help of liquid nitrogen (Cryoextraction).


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                  Featured Cataract Surgery Providers Abroad


                  Optimax Eye Specialist Hospital

                  Georgetown, Malaysia


                  Languages: English

                  OPTIMAX is Malaysia’s recognized pioneer in the eye care industry in laser refractive surgery. We began modestly in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur in 1995, offering refractive surgery helping...

                  Cape Eye Hospital

                  Cape Town, South Africa


                  Languages: English, Afrikaans

                  The Cape Eye Hospital was Cape Towns first private eye hospital and takes pride in it's dedicated, specially trained staff, advanced state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified team of experienced...

                  AL GARHOUD Private Hospital

                  Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Arabic

                  Al Garhoud Private Hospital, a member of Al Hilal medical solutions commits itself to a courteous, distinctive and world-class service as we raise curtains of this exceptional medical service center. ...

                  The Portland Hospital

                  London, United Kingdom


                  Accreditation: ISO 9001

                  Languages: English

                  The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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                  Ankara Guven Hospital

                  Ankara, Turkey


                  Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

                  Languages: English, Turkish

                  Ankara Güven Hospital was established in 1974 to provide world-class healthcare services and continue to serve its patients by combining the requirements of modern medicine with many years of exp...
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