What you need to know about Ophthalmology in Malaysia

A branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Specialists in this field are known as Ophthalmologists and offer a range of care, from vision corrective glasses and contact lenses to eye laser surgery (LASIK), an invasive form of long-term correction of the vision. With diseases of the eye, Ophthalmologists tend to focus on one speciality, including retinal ophthalmology (retina), anterior segment surgery (iris, cornea and lens), neuro ophthalmology (nervous system), ocular oncology (tumours), oculoplastic (surgery of the eye sockets, eyelids and tear ducts) and paediatric ophthalmologists (children).

About Malaysia

Split across the Asian Peninsula and the Island of Borneo, Malaysia has borders with Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. This mix of ultra-modern world and developing nation has grown to be one of the regions main Medical Tourism destinations. With 13 JCI accredited facilities, Malaysia somewhat falls short of its neighbor Thailand. However, it remains especially popular among regional tourists, many of whom travel for Ophthalmology procedures, due to the low cost of treatments and high quality of care. Medical staff are English speaking and the vast majority of doctors are trained in the UK, US or Australia. The capital, Kuala Lumpur is by far the most popular destination within Malysia, whilst the holiday island of Penang, steadily increases in popularity. The local accreditation body is the Malaysian Medical Society for Quality of Health (MSQH) and are licensed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.

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