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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


                        Apollonion Private Hospital

                        Nicosia, Cyprus


                        Languages: English, Greek

                        The Apollonion Private Hospital is an ultra-modern Hospital purposely built to offer the best and most complete medical care to its patients.

                        The daily contact of many doctors of variou...

                        Acibadem Kadikoy Hospital

                        Istanbul, Turkey


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Turkish

                        Acıbadem Kadıköy Hospital, the first hospital of Acıbadem Healthcare Group, opened for service in 1991. In order to meet the rising patient demand, the hospital was renovated in 1998 and 2008. Wi...

                        Angeles Tijuana

                        Baja California, Mexico


                        Accreditation: NHA

                        Languages: English, Spanish

                        Established in January 2006, Hospital Angeles Tijuana is built on the highest principles of medical care and patient hospitality. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide, as well as the w...
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