Phacoemulsification w/ Intraocular Lens Implantation is a procedure for treating cataracts, an eye condition characterized by the clouding of the eye lens that can lead to vision loss. In this technique, the eye’s internal lens is emulsified using ultrasonic technology, and afterwards, replaced with a lens implant or IOL. It is performed using an advanced ultrasonic machine by an eye surgeon who creates a very small incision to access the natural lens. Most procedures take about 15 minutes to about an hour to complete.
Phaco IOL is an advanced cataract treatment procedure that is costly in most Western countries. Those with cataracts who would like to save money may consider traveling to Southeast Asian countries where the cost of Phaco IOL is just a fraction of its normal cost in the US, even with travel costs considered. The procedure, which can be considered an emergency for certain cases, can also be performed in most Southeast Asian countries at a moment’s notice.
Countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand offer high-standard medical care at par with that provided in medical institutions in US and Europe and this procedure is performed by well-trained medical experts educated locally and abroad. Medical tourists can enjoy at least 75% savings in medical procedures like Phaco IOL yet still enjoy quality care and excellent results. Aside from these, they can also experience the medical team’s signature warmth and hospitality that will surely make their experience more pleasant.