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Laser Eye Surgery in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Eye Surgery in Malaysia

Constantly bothered by having to wear glasses or contact lenses? Now you can have laser eye surgery in Malaysia so that you get your refractive vision errors corrected and not need to wear prescription eye wear. Needing to wear corrective spectacles so that you are able to see can be a headache in more ways than one:

Your field of vision is reduced as your peripheral vision is not covered by the lenses.
Lenses made of glass fall down and break.
Lenses made of plastic get easily scratched.
You may be constantly misplacing your glasses (all the more if need more than one pair for vision correction).
You may get a ‘dent’ in your nose where the glasses rest.
Frames can wear out or break.
It becomes difficult to put on eye make-up, particularly if your vision is quite poor.

Contact lenses have their own set of problems: recurring expense on lenses and solution, keeping them clean and sterilized; getting used to different kinds of lenses; possibility of allergies and infections in the eyes.

The solution to vision problems and good eyesight without external aids is laser eye surgery.

Why should you get laser eye surgery done in Malaysia?

Any cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is not covered by medical insurance and laser eye surgery is a cosmetic procedure: you have to pay for it. In Malaysia it is much more affordable and you can also combine a trip to the country with your laser eye surgery.

Malaysia is a great holiday spot with beaches, natural beauty, cultural and historic attractions and more. Besides it is also known for its huge range of cuisines, shopping and nightlife. It is also renowned for its biodiversity - great if you love nature. Since laser eye surgery is not a time-consuming procedure, you can enjoy your holiday without any problem. You will haveI to spend a week there for a follow-up appointment after surgery and can recuperate there comfortably.

Why you should not book on your own for surgery?

Surgery is a serious step and all surgery carries an element of risk. As such, it does not make sense to just go to any site and make a booking. If you go through Medical Departures, however, you are assured of a great experience as we have a system in place, keeping your best interests in mind.

We check out all the clinics and hospitals we list on our web site. We make sure that the doctors are well qualified and accredited and have the required experience and affiliations. We investigate the amenities and make sure that the staff speaks English. This provides you with a safety factor so that you do not have any fears regarding surgery.

How much time does laser eye surgery take and what is the recovery period?

You need about an hour or more for an initial consult. The actual laser eye surgery does not take time and will be over in a few minutes. Before the surgery, you will be given numbing eye drops and these wear off quite soon. While you will be mobile after the surgery, you will need someone with you to take you back to where you are staying, particularly if you have had both eyes done at the same time. Your eyes may have shields or protective glasses and you must not rub your eyes at all after surgery.

It may take a few days to recover; the maximum period is a week. However, during this time, you have to follow medical advice about taking care of your eyes. You will have to put eye drops at regular intervals and follow certain activity restrictions. You should not be using computers for a few days if advised.

Laser eye surgery can correct near sightedness (myopia), far sightedness (presbyopia) and astigmatism. Different kinds of lasers are used to correct other vision problems like retinal tears and post cataract clouding of the lenses. These may or may not be covered by medical insurance.

What is the cost of laser eye surgery?

The cost in Australia will vary from AUD 1,500 to AUD 5,000 per eye. So the total cost can be upwards of AUD 5,000 at the good clinic. In Malaysia you can pay between 25 and 50 percent of the cost for similar surgery.

What now?

Now you should do the booking with Medical Departures. Our customer care team is online to address all your concerns or you can drop us an email or phone us.

Laser eye surgery in Malaysia will enable you to get rid of your glasses and contact lenses and enjoy clear vision.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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