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The Benefit Of Eye Care Treatment Abroad 

The development of the medical tourism industry provides patients with access to state-of-the-art eye clinics throughout the world. In many cases, this can lead people to consider having eye surgery abroad, where the prices appear much lower and where it is possible to save up to 70% on the cost of treatment compared to a private clinic in the UK, USA, or Europe.

Eye surgery treatment abroad is a very safe and effective procedure; specialists use the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.

There are other appeals to traveling abroad to receive treatment :

Doctors abroad speak and communicate in English. 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having the treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

You can have access to one of Europe's top surgeons.

The geographical location plays a role. Turkey and Hungary have gained a reputation as top destinations for medical procedures. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to these destinations adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.

Modern Facilities and equipment 

The specialist uses the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.

Combine the treatment with a holiday 

Combing a holiday with treatment appeals to most patients who seek medical tourism. It is an opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday and explore new experiences.

You can access more treatment options. 

Traveling abroad for treatment will open other possibilities or introduce a better, more effective treatment.

Tips For Choosing The Best Eye Treatment Clinic Abroad 

  • Prioritize the treatment you need: understand the type of treatment you need. Visit your local doctor and understand what treatment best suits your case.
  • Create a shortlist of possible clinics abroad:  research the clinic you plan to visit overseas. Most reputable clinics will have an official website, and you can examine the surgeon's expertise, reviews, and credentials. 
  • Check the local regulation: Knowing how the treatment is regulated in your chosen country is essential. It will help you identify reputable clinics registered with the governing body or national association. It will also tell you about your rights.
  • Prepare a list of questions for your doctor: prepare a list of questions to ensure you receive quality treatment. Common questions to ask - do they provide a translator? Do they have patients' testimonials? Is the clinic registered with the national association?
  • Trust your instincts:  This personal element should not be underestimated since the treatment can be traumatic for many people. Mainly when undertaken in a foreign country and in unfamiliar surroundings. You should trust your instincts as much as the raw data. If a clinic feels wrong, then walk away.
  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 
  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 
  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Ideal Candidate For Eye Surgery Abroad  

You're a good candidate for eye treatment if you're suffering from a medical condition that affects your sight and you're in good health.

Eye Treatment Cost Abroad

The factors that affect the cost of eye treatment abroad are the hospital's location, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Country Estimated Cost

€2400 - €4000


€3500 - €4000

Turkey €1390 - €1590

€1700 - €4000

Learn more about Eye Care in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

Eye Care (41 Clinics)

Dunyagoz Etiler
Istanbul, Turkey
Dunyagoz Etiler Verified
  • Founded in 1996
  • Has 2,500 employees
  • 7 days, 24 hours service
  • Monitored by ISO 9001
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Atasehir Hospital Verified
  • Accredited by JCI
  • Award-winning surgeons
  • High review rate
  • 7/24 working center
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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
Koç Healthcare Institutions Verified
  • Follows strict standards to deliver exceptional services
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
  • Internationally recognized surgeons
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Verified
  • 90% would recommend
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Leed Gold Certified
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
Memorial Antalya Hospital Verified
  • Designed with modern medical technology
  • Uses the latest technology
  • Has 132 patient beds
  • Accredited by American College & JCI
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital Verified
  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • High review rate
  • Online doctor consultations
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Dunyagoz Antalya
Antalya, Turkey
Dunyagoz Antalya Verified
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • High quality hygiene policy
  • 97% would recommend
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Florence Nightingale Istanbul Verified
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Premium facility
  • Follows the latest treatment trends
  • 700 bed capacity
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Ethica Incirli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Ethica Incirli Hospital Verified
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • High review rate
  • Accredited by TSAPS
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Memorial Sisli Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Sisli Hospital Verified
  • Popular by international patients
  • 200 bed capacity
  • JCI-Certified
  • Has an advanced medical technology
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Akif Ozdamar, on May 01, 2022

Eye Treatment Complications 

Potential sides effects that you could experience after laser eye treatment surgery include:

  • Mild discomfort – artificial tears can help with this, and your eyes will usually feel comfortable again in about 3 to 6 months.
  • Visual disturbances such as glare from oncoming headlights when driving at night. 
  • Red marks on the white of your eye – these always fade away in about a month.

Eye Procedure Recovery Time

The recovery period will differ from one patient to another, and it depends on the extent of the procedure. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide you with the instruction you need to speed up your recovery.

Surgical Eye Treatment Success Rate

Eye treatment success rate varies depending on the procedure. For instance, LASIK surgery has a success rate of 96%, while Cataract surgery has a success rate of 90%

Cost of Eye Treatment in Turkey

The average eye treatment price in Turkey ranges from €1390 - €1590. But, some factors increase the treatment price, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does an eye doctor treat?

An ophthalmologist (eye doctor) will diagnose and treat eye injuries, infections, diseases, and disorders of the eye. Treatments can include surgery or medication taken orally or via eye drops.

What Are The Most Common Eye Surgeries In Turkey?

LASIK eye surgery is the most common eye procedure in Turkey. Because the surgeons are well-versed in eye treatment and have years of experience, some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care and expertise in these clinics abroad is as good as those in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better.