The earth is shrinking. The world is considered as one large city.
Trade, travel and tourism have never been more easier.
All this has been facilitated by the advent of globalization. Medical tourism is gaining popularity for the simple fact that the third world countries are able to offer facilities which are on par or if not better than those presented in the developed world. In India, there has never been a dearth of talented physicians right from the days of Shusrutha ( 1000BC ) to modern India.
Presently the medical fraternity and the more liberalized governance have allowed doctors to train and procure state-of-the-art instruments and equipment necessary to practice modern medicine and India is not far behind in presenting her credentials.
Chennai is one of the health care hubs of India. Chennai ( formerly called Madras) has always been in the forefront of medical care. Patients from all over India beeline to Chennai for their ailments.
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What is medical tourism?
Indian Ophthalmologists have achieved worldwide recognition for their academics, social and surgical skills. Now they have opened their doors to let the world come in for eye-related problems. Both simple and complex procedures are being performed in state-of-the-art operation theatres using the latest equipments.
Medical tourism is a term referring to a visit by a person to a city both for purposes of treatment and tourism.
How does the patient benefit from this proposal?
The non-resident patients of Chennai who are well aware of the superior medical infrastructure in this city and the multiple tourist destinations in and around Chennai will benefit immensely from these packages. The patient and those traveling with him or her, save on expenditure, time and experience a stress free holiday.
All their travel plans, accommodation, ophthalmic treatment programs, are customized and scheduled for them suiting both their time and budget.
What are the eye related conditions currently being treated?
CATARACT surgery (phacoemulsification) under topical anesthesia, with foldable and multi-focal intra-ocular (IOL) implants.
LASIK customized refractive correction using the Zyoptix platform for myopia (short-sightedness), hypermetropia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism.
PHAKIC IOL implants for correction of high minus powers and those unfit to undergo LASIK
PRELEX (presbyopic lens exchange) is the procedure of choice for those above 40 years of age wishing to permanently rid themselves of glasses, either for distance or near.
An aberration free multifocal IOL implant ensures freedom from glasses, and, cataract at a later age!
ARMD (age related macular degeneration) is treated either by photodynamic therapy PDT or injections into the eye.
What are the packages available for eye related problems?
Only in LASIK and PDT are the treatment protocols are carried out on the same day for both the eyes. In all other types of therapy only one eye is treated per day. Follow-up the next day and also after a week is mandatory.
This gives the patient about six days in between for a short holiday. And of course you can plan your vacation before or after the treatment program.
All procedures are ‘day-care’ requiring a hospitalization of three hours maximum.
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