All you need to know
What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions and diseases related to the eyes. Ophthalmologists are highly trained physicians who possess extensive knowledge of the structure and function of the eyes, as well as the intricate mechanisms of vision. They employ a variety of advanced techniques and tools to conduct comprehensive eye examinations, diagnose eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, and provide appropriate medical or surgical interventions. Ophthalmology plays a crucial role in preserving and improving vision, ensuring optimal eye health, and enhancing the quality of life for individuals of all ages.
Should I know more about eye surgery procedures abroad?
Opting for ophthalmology abroad presents several advantages for individuals seeking eye care. Firstly, it offers access to world-class medical facilities and cutting-edge technologies that may not be readily available in their home countries. This enables patients to benefit from the latest advancements in ophthalmic treatments and procedures. Secondly, seeking ophthalmology services abroad often comes with shorter waiting times, allowing patients to receive timely and efficient care. Additionally, some countries may offer cost-effective options for eye treatments, making it more affordable for patients, particularly those without comprehensive insurance coverage. Moreover, seeking ophthalmology abroad can be an opportunity for patients to combine their medical journey with exploring a new destination, offering a unique and enriching experience. Overall, ophthalmology abroad can provide high-quality care, reduced waiting times, cost advantages, and the possibility of a memorable travel experience.
Eye surgery aftercare (What to do to recover faster)
After your eye surgery, there are things to do and not-to-do, here is a list of general instructions about your recovery period irrespective of whether it is after a cataract operation or refractive surgery to improve sight. Patients can influence their recovery and have a better and faster recovery by following some instructions. The most important rule in follow-up treatment is: to follow the medical advice and be patient in the recovery treatment:
- Keep your eyes closed for a while after the eye surgery
- Do not rub or press on the newly-operated eye/eyes
- Do not drive in the first 24 hours
- Avoid heavy physical effort over the first few days
- Take prescribed medicines and eye drops as instructed
- Do not contact your eyes with water, soap, or shampoo
- Do not use any eyewear or contact lenses without a doctor’s prescription
- Keep medical follow-up appointments without fail
Do I need someone to take care of me after eye surgery abroad?
Eye surgeries and eye treatments are outpatient and do not need an overnight in the hospital. If you bring a friend or family to be there and to help you change clothes and eat food, it is very good but medical tourism facilitators provide in-house nurses for patients to be taken care of while recovering in the hotel. Though, it is not necessary to bring someone along.