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Press Release  The breakthroughs in new technology and procedures have ensured that Refractive surgery today is safe with a low complication rate.  The top benefits of having Refractive surgery in Thailand include state-of-the-art procedures at award-winning hospitals like Thonburi Bamrungmuang, usually, at a fraction of the cost you’ll pay in your own country. Combine that with the great service Thailand is famous for, and an idyllic destination to recover in, and your eyes will be well and truly opened. Thonburi Bamrungmuang’s Eye & LASIK Center provides diagnosis and treatment services for eye problems with laser light. Its team of specialist […]

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Am permanent resident in Thailand for over 35 year with cataract problems, also cannot take local anesthetics, am wondering if the laser technology us used to remove the cataract or will it also involve some surgery.

Lastly although an a permanent resident and of course a foreigner  will this have any affect on the price as compare to locals. 

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I have cataracts and went for a consultation in the Philippines (because I was there when diagnosed, no other reason).

The procedure involves cutting out the tissue lenses and replacing with artificial and this also returns youthful vision. 

Each eye is done consecutively, once the first eye is healed. 

Lasik is corrective laser surgery for various macular degeneration issues but is not a remedy for cateracts.

The operation is very inexpensive to perform, and can be done in primitive settings, as Dr. Fred Hollows proved by returning sight to thousands of the third world poor.

You will of course pay what the market will bear, so shop around. 

I will likely have mine done in my home country under universal healthcare when the time comes.

For more detail on the process and your options for discomfort relief it's best to google that. 

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I have had lasik and would not reccomend it.  There are some things that are known but often are not mentioned when considering the surgery.  If you are having your vision corrected for distance as I was, if you are over 40, you likely will have presbyopia and therefore now need reading glasses to read.  Your correction for distance is balanced out by the loss of up close vision. 

After lasik your eyes continue to change as you age.  Mine did.  My vision actually got better a common phenomena often described as "second sight"  That meant I was now over corrected and hence blurry and needed glasses now for both distance to compensate for the over correction as well as reading glasses. 

Once your eyes are altered by the laser in lasik, there is no going back.  Your cornea is now no longer round but rather has flat areas.  That results in contact lenses that no longer fit properly.  So if you want to later in life wear contacts for distance correction as your eyes change they will be less than optimal.  The multi-focal contacts for correcting both distance and reading are for the most part worthless.  Your cornea is now mishapen and so the corrective aspects of the multi-focal don't function properly.

Lastly, most people will eventually get cataracts.  The prior lasik surgery complicates the calculation of the lens required to give you the best vision.  Again, multi focal are at best a wild guess and most opthamologists would tell you not to even try multi focal after Lasik.  

If I wanted to rid myself of glasses and not wear contacts I would opt for the interocular lens replacement.  Basically cataract surgery.  Your natural lens is replaced and an artificial one put in its place.  If your vision changes to the point a correction is required, you repeat the surgery and put in a new lens with a different refraction power. 

Lasik aslo exaggerates dry eye and star burst/halo's at night. 

The few years of "good vision" I got from lasik did not rid me of glasses.  As a matter of fact I found I now had to have a set of reading glasses hung from my neck 100% of the time versus needing distance lenses only a portion of the time. 

Talk to an opthamologist first before making your decision.  Once your cornea's are reshaped with Lasik as said, there is no going back. 


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On the advice of my Ophthalmologists at Stanford University (Dr. Manche)... My nearsightedness was so severe (-14 diopter in both eyes) that lasik has not a viable option. As it would not correct my eyesight to the point where I would no longer require glasses. Instead, I went through a clear lens replacement procedure -- which is what cataract patients endure (even though I did not has cataracts). I no longer require glasses/contacts. 

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