LASIK Surgery in Thailand

Quick Overview

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular eye surgery that corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This surgical procedure uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, to improve vision. Many people seeking LASIK eye surgery consider Thailand due to its blend of top-quality healthcare services, experienced surgeons, and affordable prices.

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$1,500 - $2,000

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Please note that the prices provided are estimations and may vary based on various factors. Additionally, these prices do not include flights or accommodation.

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Understanding LASIK

LASIK surgery is intended to provide freedom from glasses and contact lenses, significantly improving the quality of life for those with refractive errors. The surgery involves creating a thin flap in the cornea, reshaping the underlying corneal tissue with a laser, and then repositioning the flap. The procedure, which is typically painless and completed within 15 minutes, has a high success rate. However, like any surgery, it comes with potential risks and complications, which the patient must be aware of and discuss thoroughly with the surgeon.

Preparing for LASIK

Before undergoing LASIK in Thailand, you'll need to have a comprehensive eye examination to ensure your eyes are healthy and that you're a good candidate for the procedure. You will be asked to stop wearing contact lenses at least a few weeks before the examination and the surgery as they can change the shape of your cornea. It's also essential to share your complete medical history with the surgeon, including any medications you're currently taking.

The Procedure and Recovery

During LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea. The cornea is then carefully reshaped using an excimer laser, and the flap is put back in place. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, and you will be awake during the entire process.

Post-surgery, patients may experience a temporary burning sensation or discomfort in the eye. Vision generally improves within a day or two, but it may take several weeks to stabilize completely. Patients are advised to rest, avoid strenuous activities, and use prescribed eye drops to aid in healing and prevent infection.

The Costs of LASIK

The cost of LASIK surgery in Thailand is typically between $1,500 to $2,000 for both eyes. Please note that these costs can vary depending on the hospital, the surgeon's expertise, and the specific technology used. It's important to remember that these costs do not include travel and accommodation expenses.


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Best Hospitals for LASIK Surgery in Thailand

Rutnin Eye Hospital
Rutnin Eye Hospital

Rutnin Eye Hospital in Bangkok is a leading center for ophthalmology in Asia, renowned for its advanced technology and highly skilled medical team. It offers comprehensive eye care services, including complex procedures and surgeries. Its commitment to patient safety, quality care, and innovation makes it a top choice for eye health needs.

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MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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Bangpakok 9 International Hospital
Bangpakok 9 International Hospital

Bangpakok 9 International Hospitals is one of the leading private hospitals in Thailand and is ranked in the top 10 best hospitals in Thailand. Equipped with the newest medical equipment, staffed with an expert team of doctors, and with multiple international accreditations, this hospital guarantees a high standard of medical care for local and international patients.

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Common Questions

How much does LASIK cost in Thailand?

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The cost of LASIK in Thailand is typically between $1,500 to $2,000 for both eyes.

How long does it take to recover from LASIK?

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While most people notice an improvement in their vision within a day or two, it can take several weeks for your vision to stabilize completely.

When can I fly after having LASIK surgery in Thailand?

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Generally, it's safe to fly a few days after LASIK. However, it's always best to consult with your surgeon before making travel arrangements.

What is the stay duration for LASIK surgery in Thailand?

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The procedure does not require a hospital stay. However, it is recommended to stay in Thailand for at least a week for pre-operative consultation, the surgery itself, and a post-operative check-up.

Is it safe to do LASIK Surgery in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards. Moreover, Thailand has a reputation for providing high-quality medical treatments at a much lower cost compared to many developed countries.

Of course, every medical procedure has some inherent risks, regardless of the country where it is performed. However, you can be confident that the medical facilities in Thailand are well-equipped to handle any complications that may arise during or after the procedure.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones. So rest assured, when you choose Konkai for your medical tourism needs in Thailand, you can expect the best in terms of both quality and safety.

Does my insurance cover LASIK Surgery in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers LASIK Surgery in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if LASIK Surgery is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country. If LASIK Surgery is not covered under your policy, you may want to consider other financing options such as medical tourism financing companies or personal loans.

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