Eye Surgery Price Comparison
In this article you will read about:
- What Types of Eye Surgery are Available?
- Clinics for LASIK Surgery
- How Much Eye Surgery Costs?
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis)
This eye surgery changes the underlying corneal tissue to direct the light in the eye and hit the retina. This procedure is excellent for people who are farsighted, nearsighted or have astigmatism. What makes LASIK different is its technique. The surgeons make a flap of the cornea’s outside layer to access the underlying tissue. The surgery requires precision, and advanced computer imaging technology helps LASIK specialists to create accurate corneal images and mentor the treatment.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
Different from LASIK, PRK reshapes only the top of the cornea. It’s suitable for minor to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. PRK uses the laser to reshape the cornea. PRK also can work with digital imaging technology.
LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis)
LASEK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This surgery is an advanced variation of PRK. The surgeon will detach the epithelial flap by using an alcohol solution. Then, a laser resculpts the cornea and the flap is positioned and secured with a delicate contact lens so that it can heal.
RLE (refractive lens exchange)
RLE is a method for treating cataracts. The doctor creates a mild incision to extract the natural eye lens on the edge of the cornea. The natural lens is replaced by a silicone or plastic lens. This technique can be used to correct major farsightedness or nearsightedness. Also, it can correct dry eyes, thin corneas, and other minor eye problems.
The EpiLasik procedure has many similarities to PRK. The doctor will detach a thin layer of the cornea and then will reshape it. The layer can be removed or replaced. The surgeon ends the procedure by putting a soft contact lens to protect the area until it heals.
PRELEX (presbyopic lens exchange)
Presbyopia is a condition where you lose eye flexibility. People who suffer from it have difficulties focusing on near objects. PRELEX is a procedure where the eye doctor implants a multifocal lens to correct flexibility and improve focus.
Top Medical Destinations for Eye Surgery and Prices
- India- $500-1700
- Singapore - $2800-3800
- Thailand - $1500-3000
- Colombia - $700
- Mexico - $1500
- Turkey - $900-2000$
- Europe - $4700 - 6000
- US - $2500 - 4500
- UK - $1700
- UAE - $2700
- Canada - $2200
Is Eye Surgery Painful?
You shouldn’t feel any pain at all during eye surgery. The vast majority of procedures are under local anesthesia, so you will be awake, but your eye will be ‘numb’ to any pain. You may experience some slight discomfort, but your surgeon will clearly explain to you exactly what to expect beforehand. You may also have the option of taking a mild sedative to help if you wish.
Eye Surgery Aftercare
After eye surgery, it’s important to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible. That usually means avoiding swimming and exposure to potentially contaminated water such as hot tubs. For how long depends on your surgery and expected recovery time, but two weeks is generally advised.