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Laser Eye Surgery in Johor Bahru

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Eye Surgery in Johor Bahru

Want to improve your vision? Book a holiday in Malaysia and get laser eye surgery in Johor Bahru – Malaysia’s second largest city that is fast becoming one of the country’s top medical tourist destinations.

Am I a good candidate for laser eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery can be used to treat a range of vision problems including myopia (short-sight), hypermetropia (long-sight) and astigmatism (distorted lenses). Before you arrange laser eye surgery you will need to see a qualified eye professional who can correctly diagnose your problem and you will need to be over 18. If you are a wearer of contact lenses you must be prepared to forego them for between 2 and 4 weeks prior to surgery as they can distort the shape of your corneas which will be detrimental to the outcome of your treatment.

Why have Laser Eye Surgery in Johor Bahru?

The destination is popular for residents of Singapore, both as a traditional and medical tourist destination. Singapore is one of the most expensive countries in the world, and by traveling here (just 10 minutes on the train) Singaporeans can save a small fortune.

The city is geared for tourists, with all the usual trappings you’d expect – a plethora of accommodation options; plenty of restaurants; great shopping and the Danga Bay waterfront which offers miles of seafront restaurants and other amenities catering to all age groups.

Malaysia is becoming increasingly popular for Western medical tourists. The prices are considerably less; healthcare facilities are of a high quality and the medical professionals are well-trained and qualified. Coupled with Malaysia’s undoubted draw as a holiday destination – it has beaches, culture, terrific landscapes, UNESCO World heritage sites and it is safe and politically stable – and it’s little wonder that people are discovering its virtues.

We know its daunting thinking about traveling overseas for a medical or surgical procedure, which is why we’ve make it easier. We do background checks on our clinics and doctors, we visit clinics, we confirm qualifications & professional memberships; we look for any criminal or legal proceedings and we collect online patient testimonials. If something doesn’t add up, we don’t list.

We’d always recommend you do your own research and make up your own mind – and it is always just as well you equip yourself with all the knowledge you can about your procedure – and don’t be deterred from asking questions from prospective clinics and doctors – any worth their salt will be more than happy to put you at your ease.

What is involved in the procedure for Laser Eye Surgery?

You are likely to be given some pre-surgery instructions, for example, about not wearing any creams for 24 hours before the procedure.

Before the procedure begins each eye will be thoroughly cleansed and anesthetic eye-drops applied.
Surgery will be performed to one eye at a time. A suction ring will be placed over the eye that is being treated. This is attached to the cornea and will keep the eyeball in place while a flap is made in in the cornea. The ring will be removed and a laser is used to remove the corneal tissue based on the calculations made by your ophthalmologist. Upon completion the flat is gently put back in place.

What is the recovery time from laser eye surgery?

You may have watery eyes and blurred vision which will usually last for a day or two. Some people notice immediate improvements to their vision, whereas it may take a few hours, days or weeks in other people. You will have to be careful not to rub your eyes after the procedure for several days so as not to dislodge the corneal flap, which will need time to heal.

What is the comparison of laser eye surgery in Johor Bahru compared to Australia?

Prices are around 50% less for laser eye surgery in Johor Bahru than they are in Australia.

What next?

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