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Medical Tourism is Thriving in India

Especially in the country’s healthcare capital, Chennai, where the cost of treatment is sometimes 1/10th of what it runs you in America or the UK, and where scores of specialty hospitals attract an estimated 150 Medical Tourists every day!

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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                  Hospital Universitario

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                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá opened its doors on January 31st, 1983, with the aim of providing patients, families and the community in genera...

                  Beijing Jian Gong Hospital

                  Beijing, China


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Chinese

                  JianGong Hospital, as a Class-2 and Grade-A general hospital with history of 59 years, has always adhered to the brief “quality is the life of hospital and brand is the dignity of hospital&rdquo...

                  Asian Hospital and Medical Center

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                  Languages: English, Tagalog

                  Asian Hospital and Medical Center is the first major private hospital with tertiary care facilities in the Southern Luzon corridor of Metropolitan Manila. Officially inaugurated and opened to the publ...

                  VITA Curitiba Hospital

                  Paraná, Brazil


                  Languages: English, Portuguese

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