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Lasik Surgery Is World Class And Affordable In Thailand

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Corrective eye surgery is now a safe and convenient treatment to improve ones vision and LASIK, or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, performed on an outpatient procedure, takes only about 15 minutes per eye.

LASIK is one of the many medical tourism treatments and services available in Thailand, which has earned a reputation for dependable and affordable healthcare, including massage centers, spas and wellness clinics and retreats, as well as surgical procedures such as laser, cosmetic, and cardiovascular. Thailand has become renowned for its high standards and healthcare expertise have made it a world leader in medical tourism of all sorts, and the options for a post-medical treatment holiday are the best in the world.

Thailand is a leading location for LASIK surgery that requires no injections or sutures, but just drops to numb your eyes for a short period after the surgery.

Thinking about eye surgery at LASIK is an crucial step, and many persons are somewhat reluctant to ask the queries they have. The Lasik procedure, even though a lot talked about is not discussed in detail, and people have a tendency to fear the unknown.

Recovery is quick with only temporary side effects, and your new improved vision will appear soon after the procedure.

LASIK makes such precise permanent corrections to your vision that you will never need to wear glasses or contact lenses again. Thailands TRSC International LASIK Center was the first such center to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification, and it recently earned ISO 9001:2008.

Since LASIK surgery is so affordable in Thailand, its well worth a visit to have the procedure followed by a holiday with your new improved vision.

Laser eye surgery costs between $1,800 and $2,800 in Thailand, which is comparable to the most attractive prices elsewhere in the world; meanwhile, Thailand offers excellent places to recuperate and holiday with your new vision.

LASIK surgery in Thailand features wavefront technology, which customizes the laser treatment to the individuals unique visual characteristics of each eye by mapping the corneas shape with harmless light rays.
It increases the quality of vision and further reduces the chance of night vision problems such as glare.

Thailand also offers other stateof-the-art technology with LASIK, including the leading center Laser Vision
Microkeratome, used by the leading center, Laser Vision, and Carriazo Barraquer (C&B) and M2, the latest technology from France, offered by Laser Vision International LASIK Center. They also use MK 2000, an excimer laser used with a 193-nanometer ultraviolet wavelength that is not harmful to your eyes and is 100 percent accurate.

LASIK is one example where Thailand excels in medical tourism, with its professional treatment guaranteeing you are in good hands.

How Lasik Eye Surgery Works?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

A person wearing glasses or contacts will ask for refractive surgery because this simple procedure reshapes the corneal tissue and corrects any existing refractive errors.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PFK), Radial keratomy and Lasik vision surgery are all current procedures but the medical experts consider the latter as being the most affordable and fastest one.

After a Lasik vision surgery, 99% of the patients don’t need their glasses anymore while the same percent is used to determine the visual acuity. This type of surgery is a delicate mixture of laser treatment and surgical procedures.

At first the surgeon creates a flap and lifts it to one side so that he can use the laser to reshape the cornea. There are a few risks involved here because the major optical function of the eye is altered by this refractive surgery.

That’s why it’s very important that your surgeon explains you all the risks and complications, the side effects and also the limitations of this procedure.

Lasik vision surgery won’t interfere with your eye’s aging process. If you choose to have this procedure because of occupational vision requirements then there’s a big chance that both you and your boss will be pleased with the results.

In order to be a good candidate for the surgery, the patient must be at least 18 years old and must have a normal corneal structure. Also, before the procedure the lenses are strictly forbidden (3 weeks for soft lenses and 4 weeks for hard ones).

The procedure is not performed on patients that suffer from any condition that can affect the corneal wound healing (immunosuppression, corticosteroid use, etc.) or on patients that have untreated superficial eye disease.

Diagnostic Overview

An improvement over PRK, Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis removes a stromal layer by flattening the curvature of the cornea. Using a microkeratome, the doctor creates a corneal flap and retracts this tissue less than 1/3 of the thickness of a human hair in order to access the corneal stroma and use the excalculated measurements.

Next, he rolls back and repositions the corneal flap.

Lasik surgery provided great results in correcting residual myopia that usually appears after cataract surgery. It is safe (safer than PRK), stable and predictable, it causes less post-op discomfort and involves only a few minor side effects.

Not to mention that after the surgery, the patient has no corneal haze and there’s no need for complicated postoperative care. Even so, you should be aware that any complications are more severe than the ones with PRK because the laser works on a deeper level of the cornea.

After Lasik vision surgery, the DLK must be taken into consideration because this is a non-infectious, peculiar and inflammatory reaction in the lamellar interface.

To be more precise, for a multi-factorial cause in the first week after the surgery may occur a diffuse, white, culture-negative, granular lemellar keratitis.

Who can not get Lasik eye surgery?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

It is true that many people have received lasik eye surgery. Especially, there is a trend that more and more people decide to get it as arising achievements are scored in the field. But this surgery is not suitable for all people due to different reasons. In addition, it also involves some complications and side effects, though rare. Therefore, people should spend more time learning this procedure before getting it.

Usually, Lasik eye surgery is particularly suitable for people with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. And the success rate of this surgery is also determined by many other factors, like receivers’ eye condition, physical health, etc. This is also why an eye exam is needed before the surgery.

Like many other laser or non-laser eye surgery, Lasik may also cause risks or complications sometime. If this occurs, some further surgeries are needed. But in serious cases, people have to suffer from permanent vision problems. And there are still some ways to reduce the possible risks and complications if people can know something more before, in and after the surgery. Of course, some problems or potential risks can be detected by eye check before the surgery.

It is true that success rate for lasik surgery becomes higher than ever before. This is also why more and more people tend to receive it, like military troops.

Before the surgery, a comprehensive eye exam will be operated and some potential problems can be detected. Especially, the exam can tell whether or not people with sensitive eyes can get it. In addition, sufferers of other eye problems are still not good candidates for this surgery.

However, lasik eye surgery can still ensure greatly high success rate, though there are still some risks and complications. And the recovery of the surgery is determined by many factors. In particular, following eye surgeons’ advices is one of the most important factors for the surgery.