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Bumrungrad— Asia’s Pioneer of Cited Medical Excellence

Bumrungrad Hospital has helped make Thailand one of the world’s most trusted medical tourism destinations. In 2002, Bumrungrad became the first hospital in Asia to earn Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

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


                  St. Luke's International Hospital

                  Tokyo, Japan


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

                  St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...

                  The Lister Hospital

                  London, United Kingdom


                  Languages: English

                  The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

                  Hospital Quiron Teknon

                  Barcelona, Spain


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...

                  UPMC Bedford Memorial

                  Pennsylvania, United States


                  Languages: English

                  UPMC Bedford Memorial is an acute care general hospital with units for medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care, coronary care, and telemetry services, and offers a variety of diagnostic capabil...

                  Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre

                  Klang, Malaysia


                  Languages: English

                  Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre (SKSMC) is the flagship tertiary private medical centre in Klang, Malaysia.

                  Commissioned in September 1999, under the management by Southern Medicare ...
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