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Your Healthcare Holiday Dollars go Farther in Thailand

Medical costs in the West are skyrocketing and patients are flocking to Asia to save, particularly to Thailand where outlays for treatment are generally five to ten times less than what they’d be in the US and Europe.

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


                        Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre

                        Georgetown, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre established in 1975, is a 273 bedded private hospital. It is located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, about 30 minutes from the Penang International Airport and 20 m...

                        Thai Eye Center

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Languages: Thai, English

                        Possessing healthy, sharp and bright eyesight helps make one lives a happy and worthwhile life. Regular eye check up can detect eye conditions before the effect on sight is noticed and can prevent peo...

                        Canadian Specialist Hospital

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary healt...

                        Cira Garcia

                        Havana, Cuba


                        Languages: English, Spanish

                        Now-a-days, the "Cira Garcia" Central Clinic belongs to the Public Health National System of Cuba, and it is part of the subsystem of attention to foreign patients. It is commercialized in the interna...
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