Cataract describes the clouding of the lens of the eye. #Cataract surgery removes the lens of the eye and, in most cases, replaces it with an artificial lens. Without this surgery, the cataract leads to blindness. Indeed, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in America.
What causes cataracts?
* Advancing age,
* smoking, and
* ultraviolet radiation.
If cataract interferes with daily activities, doctors recommend surgery.
Because of cost of treatment and lack of insurance, many people with cataracts don’t turn to surgery. For them, #medical tourism for low cost cataract surgery is an option.
In countries such as #Mexico, doctors routinely perform cataract surgery. There medical infrastructure is comparable with that in the US. The #cost, of course, is significantly lower.
Cataract Surgery For Medical Tourists In Mexico Saves
Cataract surgery can not only save vision. It can also help one live longer. That’s according to a 2013 study published in Ophthalmology. People who undergo surgery show a 40% lower mortality rate than people who don’t.
After the age of 65, everyone has a 50-50 chance of getting a cataract. Cataract surgery can #restore perfect vision.
PRK surgery and LASIK are similar in that a #laser is used to alter the retina.
LASIK cuts a flap prior to the alternation of the rent. After surgery, the eye is a little sore then fine the next day. Vision is clear immediately.
PRK uses alcohol to separate the epithelial cells on the on the retina. After the laser treatment, pain and healing last about a week; sight clears in 1-2 months.
Laser eye surgery in the US is roughly $4,000 for both eyes. In Mexico it can be $900 out the door including #follow-up visits.
Cataract Surgery For Medical Tourists In Mexico Now
Planning to undergo this surgery? In Mexico,
* ophthalmic surgeons are skilled and speak English,
* technology is advanced, and
* healthcare infrastructure has improved.
For surgery of high #quality and #affordable, contact DocTours.