Visual impairment and other eye problems affect a significant 1 percent of Indonesia’s entire population of about 215 million people -- The most common eye diseases in the country leading to permanent blindness being refractive disorders, conjunctivitis, Pterygium, cataract, and glaucoma. Although the country has several qualified ophthalmologists, record numbers of patients seeking quality and affordable eye care results in long waiting times that can prove frustrating.
If you’re seeking timely, high quality eye care or eye surgery, then travelling to a neighboring countries would be an attractive option. Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore and Thailand have long been known for their medical tourism and exceptional expat healthcare services. Both use only the most advanced technology in the field of ophthalmology and invest heavily in state-of-the-art modern medical infrastructure. Because of this, they are able to accommodate both local and international patients at a moment’s notice.
Both Southeast Asian countries also have a wealth of highly qualified ophthalmologists who specialize in both medical and surgical eye problems. In addition, both have made significant medical advancements in ophthalmology and use the same modern technologies available in the West. This includes Photorefractive Keratectoctomy and Laser In-Situ Kermatomileusis. Although Indonesia and other countries in the region have access to the same technology, its application is still somewhat limited and not as widely practiced.
With the availability of numerous highly qualified ophthalmologists and with access to most advanced technology, you can expect not just quality but fast ophthalmology attention in Southeast Asia. Before you travel, book your appointment with a top eye care specialist to be accommodated at your earliest convenience.