What you need to know about Ophthalmology in Philippines

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 The Philippines

The Philippines is a huge archipelago in SE Asia, comprising of more than 7,500 islands. With its capital in Manila, the people of the Philippines are mostly of the Catholic faith, having been colonized by the Spanish, beginning in the 1500's. The Philippines is home to 5 JCI accredited facilities and sees many medical tourists each year who mostly travel from within the region. Cosmetic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, weight loss surgery and dentistry are the most common treatments. Wellness tourism is becoming ever more popular, particularly in Cebu.

The Philippines welcomes in excess of 10,000 medical tourists each year, many of which travel for Ophthalmology procedures. Medical Tourists mostly travel from within the local SE Asia region and Australia. The most popular procedures tend to be cosmetic surgery and dental treatments.

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