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Presbyopia Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing surgery to correct Presbyopia, such as LASIK, PRK and Refractive lens exchange.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Edith de Lopez

Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Eye Disease

Dr. Karla Ng Gonzalez

Ophthalmology

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery

A plastic and aesthetic surgery center for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, other nonsurgical beauty procedures and postsurgical rehabilitation.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

28 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Ricardo Acosta Gonzalez, MD

Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgeon

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Presbyopia Treatment is available

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About Presbyopia 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 types of surgery are used to correct Presbyopia?
Refractive eye surgery for presbyopia involves improving near vision in the non-dominant eye.
The most common Presbyopia Surgery procedures are:

  • Monovision LASIK: Surgeons create “monovision” by using LASIK surgery to leave one eye with good vision for seeing in the distance and one eye for seeing clearly close up. LASIK surgery uses a laser to remove layers of the cornea through a flap in the eye.
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK): Cannot provide both near and distance vision in the same eye but it can create one eye with good distance vision and one eye for good near vision.
  • Multifocal LASIK: This investigational procedure is not yet FDA-approved but it is a procedure to create different zones on the front of the cornea which correct the vision at different distances.
  • Conductive keratoplasty (CK): Uses radio frequency to shrink the collagen fibers in the eye to steepen the sides of the cornea. The procedure results in improved vision close up. CK is performed on one eye only to correct presbyopia.
  • Refractive lens exchange (RLE): Removes the natural lens in the eye and replaces it with an artificial lens. This procedure is used for cataract surgery but it may be available to correct presbyopia.

How often is surgery used to treat presbyopia?
Surgery has not traditionally been used to treat presbyopia but is becoming an increasingly popular option for people who want to see without glasses or lenses.

Duration of procedure/surgery : - CK takes a few minutes to carry out.
- PRK surgery takes around 10 minutes.
- Monovision LASIK takes under an hour to complete.
- Corneal implants take between 1 and 2 hours to comple

Days admitted : None. Presbyopia surgery takes place in a doctor’s office or clinic on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Presbyopia surgery takes place under local anesthesia and a sedative if needed.

Recovery : Vision clears fully after one or two months following presbyopia surgery, depending on the type of procedure, although you will be able to see immediately after the surgery.
Patients generally return to work the day after presbyopia surgery.
Recovery for corneal implants is longer – up to 2 or 3 weeks.

Risks : Presbyopia surgery is relatively straightforward though some risks remain.
Risks depend on the type of procedure chosen.

After care : - Take prescribed antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops for a few weeks after presbyopia surgery.
- Protect the eye outside with dark shields or glasses.
- Some patients wear eye patches at night.
- Don’t apply eye make up or go swimming for the first two weeks following presbyopia surgery.
- Avoid exercise for one week.
- Avoid rubbing your eye after presbyopia surgery.

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