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LASIK/Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK or Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis is a kind of refractive surgery that can remove the need to wear spectacles or contact lenses. This procedure is becoming immensely popular and is used to correct Myopia, Astigmatism and Hyperopia. It is minimally invasive and is performed as an outpatient surgery. This procedure is now slowly replacing traditional Radial Keratotomy procedures.

Ophthalmologists use lasers to change the shape of the cornea, which allows the cornea to focus light correctly on the retina, improving visual acuity. Lasers are used to cut a thin flap of the patient’s cornea. This flap is then folded back allowing the surgeon to remove exactly the right amount of cornea tissue with excimer lasers. The flap is then put back in place and is allowed to heal naturally.


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                        Featured LASIK/Laser Eye Surgery Providers Abroad


                        Pantai Hospital Klang

                        Klang, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Pantai Hospital Klang has been well known for the past 30 years as a quality and affordable healthcare services provider to the Klang community. The centre was first established in January 1981 by 9 s...

                        Bangkok Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, HA

                        Languages: Thai, English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Panjabi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew

                        Bangkok Hospital welcomes more than 3,000 patients each day while also providing medical services as ‘the institution for referrals’ from smaller hospitals that may not have access to spec...

                        Chiangmai Ram Hospital

                        Chiang Mai, Thailand


                        Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

                        Languages: Thai, English

                        Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand's largest and most respected hospital groups. The Ramkhamhaeng Group has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international q...

                        Hospital Clinica Biblica

                        San Jose, Costa Rica


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Spanish

                        Hospital Clinica Biblica is the largest and most comprehensive private hospital in Costa Rica. Established in 1929, the hospital´s mission and vision focus on the health of each one of its clien...
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