Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy, diseases and surgeries of the visual pathway. Ophthalmologists specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders, vision measurements for glasses (refraction), eye muscle exercises (orthoptics), and the prevention of blindness and care of the blind.
Ophthalmology treatments can make for one of the most adequate procedures for medical travelers as recuperation time can be short.
Ophthalmology Treatments And The Medical Traveler
There are several factors which may make a person travel for ophthalmology treatments, including:
A Desire To Save Money
Often you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover ophthalmology treatments, so you would have to pay out-of-pocket anyways. Savings of up to 80% can be achieved by visiting our state-of-the-art facilities in Costa Rica and Panama.
There are many fantastic eye hospitals boasting cutting-edge facilities and techniques in countries like Turkey where one of the largest chain of eye hospitals in the world exists. Centers of excellence exist in various countries for various sub-specialties including refractory surgery and Intacs.
Long Wait Times For Ophthalmology Treatments
In Canada, some procedures are publicly funded but there can be wait times of several years for ophthalmology treatments like cataract surgery.
Ability To Take Advantage Of Tourism Opportunities
As many ophthalmology treatments are ambulatory and only take a day or two for recovery, it provides a great opportunity for patients to get high quality treatment and then relax in luxury or at the beach with sunglasses on. And why not take in some of the other exotic sights your medical tourism destination has to offer now that your eyes are seeing better. And the best part is that the money you just saved will probably pay for your entire vacation for you and your family!
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All prices are estimates only and can vary from patient to patient. Prices are subject to change without notice