Phakic IOL in Thailand

Phakic Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) are an innovative solution to vision correction that caters to people with severe myopia, hypermetropia, or astigmatism who are not suitable for laser eye surgery. Thailand, well-regarded for its superior healthcare facilities, houses a host of experienced surgeons who offer Phakic IOLs.

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$1,500 - $2,500

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$1,200 - $2,000

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

All prices are in USD.

Understanding Phakic IOL Surgery

Phakic IOL is a refractive surgery procedure where an artificial lens is implanted in the eye without removing the natural lens. This corrects refractive errors by adding to the eye's optical power. It is best for individuals with extreme refractive errors, thin corneas, or dry eye syndrome. The procedure carries risks like cataract development, increased eye pressure, and potential damage to the cornea.

Preparing for Phakic IOL Surgery

Before the procedure, patients undergo a comprehensive eye examination to measure refractive errors and assess eye health. The surgeon measures the eye's interior with a process called biometry to select the right lens size and power. Discontinuation of contact lens use is usually required before these assessments and the surgery.

Surgery Procedure

In Phakic IOL surgery, a small incision is made in the cornea to insert the IOL. The lens is positioned either between the iris and the natural lens (posterior chamber lens) or just in front of the iris (anterior chamber lens). It's a minimally invasive procedure that typically takes around 15 to 30 minutes per eye.

Surgery Recovery

After the procedure, the patient may feel slight discomfort or a foreign body sensation, which typically resolves within a day or two. Most patients notice improved vision almost immediately, although full visual recovery varies from patient to patient. Regular postoperative follow-ups are essential for monitoring the eye's response to the new lens.

The Costs of Phakic IOL

The cost of Phakic IOL surgery in Thailand can range between $1,500 to $2,500 per eye, depending on the IOL type and the surgeon's experience. Note that these costs do not include your travel and accommodation expenses.

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Best Hospitals for Phakic IOL in Thailand

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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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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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 Phakic IOL surgery cost in Thailand?

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Phakic IOL surgery in Thailand typically costs between $1,500 to $2,500 per eye.

What is the recovery period for Phakic IOL surgery?

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Most patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision, but full visual recovery can vary. You should expect a few days to a week for recovery.

When can I fly back home after undergoing Phakic IOL surgery in Thailand?

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You can typically fly within a couple of days after the procedure, but it's best to consult your doctor for a personalized recommendation.

How long should I plan to stay in Thailand for Phakic IOL surgery?

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You should plan for a stay of approximately 7-10 days in Thailand to allow time for initial consultation, surgery, and follow-up before you travel home.

Is it safe to do Phakic IOL 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.

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.

Does my insurance cover Phakic IOL in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Phakic IOL 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 Phakic IOL 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.

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