PRK Surgery in Bangkok

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Bangkok, Thailand performing PRK eye surgery.

$  Cost of PRK Surgery in Thailand

Minimum priceMaximum price
PRK Surgery$US 700$US 1,000

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Bumrungrad Hospital Contact Bumrungrad Hospital
Private Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   Thai HA AccreditationThai HA Accreditation
Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
Prices
PRK920 US$
38 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn
Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Ophthalmology
Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana
Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana
Retina
Cataract
General Ophthalmology
TRSC International LASIK Center Contact TRSC International LASIK Center
Eye Surgery Center, Bangkok, Thailand
TRSC is the largest stand-alone LASIK facility in Thailand, focues entirely on the surgical correction of vision problems.
Prices
PRKupon request
7 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Ekktet Chansue
Dr. Ekktet Chansue
Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Dr. Sukanda Swasdibutra
Dr. Sukanda Swasdibutra
Refractive Surgery
Bangkok Hospital Contact Bangkok Hospital
Private Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
This private hospital is a part of a medical campus which offers a full range of medical services to local and foreign patients. Being a part of Thailand’s largest hospital group, it has over 650 physicians and 700 nurses.
Prices
PRK Standard - Both Eyes1,600 US$
PRK Standard - One Eye800 US$
PRK Custom Vue - Both Eyes2,000 US$
PRK Custom Vue - One Eye1,010 US$
Listed ophthalmologists:
Dr. Somsran Watanachote
Dr. Somsran Watanachote
Ophthalamology
Ophthalmology centers in Bangkok (Page 1 of 1)

About PRK Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK surgery, or PhotoRefractive Keratectomy, is a type of laser surgery to correct moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK surgery reshapes the cornea with a laser so that light is more effectively focused on the retina to improve vision.

How is PRK Surgery carried out?
PRK surgery, unlike LASIK eye surgery, does not use a knife or cutting laser to create a flap in the cornea. Instead, PRK surgery removes a thin layer of the cornea’s surface and reshapes the surface of the cornea to correct the vision.


What are the chances of success with PRK Surgery?
According to WebMD, PRK surgery is accurate in correcting cases of nearsightedness and around 80 percent of PRK participants have 20/20 vision one year after surgery.

How popular is PRK in comparison to LASIK?
PRK surgery is less popular than LASIK eye surgery as LASIK generally results in faster, more comfortable and more predictable healing.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
PRK surgery takes around 10 minutes to complete.

Number of sessions required:
PRK surgery is carried out on one eye at a time to make sure the patient has adequate vision throughout the healing process and to check the results of the surgery.

Days admitted:
None. PRK surgery is an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia:
Local anesthesia.

Recovery:
Full vision takes longer to achieve with PRK surgery than LASIK, taking around three months for best vision.
Patients can generally return to work 48 hours after PRK surgery.

Risks:
PRK surgery is a straightforward procedure with a few risks.

Risks include:

- Sensitivity to light and mild discomfort.
- Glare and halos.
- Dry eyes.
- Under- or over-correction of sight.
- Decrease in night vision.
- Scarring.
- Infection.

After care:
- Treat dry eyes and prevent infection with prescription eye drops.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Some patients wear a protective bandage at night for the first few days following PRK surgery.