Myopia is a condition in which the refractive surfaces of the eye are too curved or otherwise distorted. Myopia is often caused by the eyeball being too elongated, stretched in the direction that goes from the front of the face to the back of the head. This results in the inability to see distant objects clearly. Degenerative myopia is a rapidly deteriorating condition that is often cited as the cause for legal blindness. When a person suffers from degenerative myopia, the eyeball may even be inflamed. In the US and UK, corrective surgery for degenerative myopia may cost about $14,000 or £7,000. Overseas, patients can find more affordable treatments for eye diseases.
In Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Peru, the cost of treatment for degenerative myopia is only around $2,500 or £1,500. Ophthalmologists and eye surgeons in Latin America often study medicine in the US and Europe, and they stay current with the latest research in eye conditions. During degenerative myopia surgery, the doctor will use the latest tools and precision lasers to correct the shape of the eyeball and restore vision. In some cases, patients may also need to take anti-inflammatory medications, or receive special corneal implants. Patients can also take advantage of the low cost of eyeglasses in Latin America. Corrective lenses for degenerative myopia cost only a fraction of what the glasses cost in the US and UK.
In Asia, India is a top destination for medical tourists seeking eye treatments. The cost of surgery for degenerative myopia is only $1,000 or £700 in India.