Eye surgery

Eye surgery

Eye correction surgery abroad can help patients locate specialist centres overseas. Eye surgery is a group of procedures that serve to improve a patient's vision. the surgery is commonly performed using surgical lasers, but some procedures still require the more traditional surgical methods. Problems that are treated through eye surgery range from near- or farsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Laser surgeries like LASIK are fast becoming the most common medical procedure performed in countries such as the United States, as well as in medical tourism destinations. LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses lasers to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.

Common eye surgery procedures

Some of the more common forms of eye surgery include:

  • LASIK laser eye surgery
  • cataract removal
  • cosmetic eye whitening
  • cyclodestructive surgery
  • glaucoma surgery (filtration surgery, iridectomy and iridotomy)
  • degenerative myopia surgery
  • detached/dislocated retina surgery
  • implantable collamer lens
  • refractive eye surgery


Eye surgery is a very popular treatment category and is available from most medical tourism destinations. For a full list of available destinations refer to the search box on the right.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on eye surgery at:

American Optometric Association -

Eye Care America -

Eye Help UK -

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Page last updated: Monday, 23rd November 2009