LASIK is a popular treatment in medical tourism, but it is not the only ophthalmologic procedure. Medical tourists seek exotic travel destinations for numerous eye surgeries and refractive eye care. International clinics in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East employ first-rate ophthalmologists and other professionals. Medical tourists receive quality, low-cost treatments in private and university hospitals, eye chain hospitals and stem cell therapy centers.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) are surgeries to correct vision problems. Many foreigners seek these laser treatments. However, other ophthalmologic procedures are available in medical tourism. These include cataract surgery, corneal surgery, eyelid surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, glaucoma treatment, ocular oncology and even optometry services. A vision of quality eye care at very attractive prices make these procedures appealing to medical tourists.