Over the past couple of decades, Singapore has been making significant advancements in the development of Ophthalmology in the country. As a result, ophthalmologists in Singapore are not only highly qualified, but are also using modern technologies in this field of medicine.
These technologies include:
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) – a surgical procedure that uses an excimer laser to remove corneal tissue through evaporation.
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK): This mild surgical procedure preserves the integrity of the cornea during operation. It is performed with the aid of an excimer laser together with micro surgical technologies.
Both procedures are widely available in eye surgery clinics and hospitals throughout the country.
In addition to procuring modern technologies in the field of ophthalmology, Singapore is known to have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Bloomberg describes it as being one of the world’s most efficient health systems.
This would not be surprising, as some of the most prominent medical institutions in the West have established partnerships with multiple reputable local hospitals. A good example is Johns Hopkins Singapore that is a partnership between the National Health Group and John Hopkins Medicine International. It was established to be a geographical alternative to the same hospital in the United States.
The country’s reputation as a quality healthcare provider together with the low cost of surgical procedures, such as those described above, has made it a popular destination for medical travelers from every part of the globe. In fact, out of a million medical tourists to Singapore, a sizeable number visits the country to receive eye surgery.