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Laser Eye Surgery in Kuala Lumpur

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Eye Surgery in Kuala Lumpur

Vision problems are distressing, because your eyes cannot see clearly for one reason or the other. Laser eye surgery in Kuala Lumpur will provide a permanent solution to your vision problems. Whether you have short sight, long sight or astigmatism, laser eye surgery has the answer. Glasses always give limited vision since you do not have peripheral vision with glasses. Plus you may need different powered glasses for different uses, after a certain age. Contact lenses, too, come with their own set of problems – they cost a lot, the solution is expensive and they need to be replaced. Some people never get used to contacts for one reason or the other.

Thanks to this simple and quick surgery, you can get your vision back without needing glasses or contact lenses. The one-time cost is affordable, particularly when you think of how much you would spend over the years on glasses and contacts.

Why get laser eye surgery done in Kuala Lumpur?

If you go for a holiday to Kuala Lumpur, you can get rid of your glasses at the same time. It is cost effective since you will have a holiday as well as the cosmetic surgery at reasonable rates. KL, as it is popularly called, is a beautiful place for a trip. It has historical attractions, museums, parks, garden, zoos of different kinds, temples and more. It show cases the best of the modern world thanks to the skyscrapers and tower buildings like the KL Tower and the iconic Petronas Towers, which also house the Suria KLCC, a high end shopping mall.

You can catch a flight to KL vey easily at low rates whenever there are cheap fares available since you don’t need a visa as a resident of Australia. You can also choose from a range of hotels, from high end luxury ones to budget accommodations. KL is also home to numerous cuisines and entertainment options as well shopping.

Why can’t you simply book on your own for laser eye surgery?

Your eyes and vision are of utmost importance, so you want the best. You really don’t want to book through a random website where you have no assurance of quality, affiliations with international bodies such as the Joint Commission International, or the training of the doctors. When you book through Medical Departures you are assured of a good experience we carry out checks and investigations to make sure that the facilities are up to standard.

We check out the qualifications of the doctors, their accreditations, training and experience. We make sure that the staff and others speak English so you don’t face a communication problem. We look into the amenities available and investigate that the place has good quality and new equipment so that you are not short-changed on any score. Medical Departures provides you a safety factor as we verify everything for you.

How long does the laser eye surgery take and how much time does it take to recover?

The surgery is called LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) since laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct vision problems. While LASIK is the most common procedure, other procedures may be used, depending on your vision and eye problems. The others are:

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) – this is a little different from LASIK as there is no need for a corneal flap in this surgery.
LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis) – this procedure is used for people who have thin corneas.
Epi-LASIK (Epithelial Laser in Situ Keratomileusis) – some surgeons use this procedure that is a combination of LASIK and LASEK.

Apart from lasers used to correct vision problems, different kinds of lasers are also used to treat retinal tears or holes, glaucoma or post cataract clouding of the lens. The aim of all laser eye surgery is to bring vision as near normal as possible.

As the surgery is done by the use of advanced, computerized machines, it is most likely that it is over in about half an hour at the most. At that time you may have numbing drops put in your eyes. You may need to wear a transparent plastic shield after surgery to prevent the cornea from being inadvertently rubbed or scratched. You are expected to rest overnight and not use your eyes and by next day your vision should start to clear up. Depending on your number, you may feel fine in a couple of days or your vision may take a month or more to stabilize. You should take between two days to a week off from work and not strain your vision during this time, using drops as required and following other precautions.

What is the cost of laser eye surgery in Kuala Lumpur?

You will pay upwards of AUD 2,500 for laser eye surgery in KL. In Australia the cost can vary from AUD 1,500 to AUD 5,000 per eye. For the cost of the surgery in Australia, you can have the surgery and a holiday in KL.

What now?

If you have made up your mind to get rid of your glasses, get the surgery done. Book through Medical Departures – contact us as given below for laser eye surgery in Kuala Lumpur.

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