What you need to know about Ophthalmology in South Korea

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 South Korea

Steeped in traditional culture, South Korea shows off its history and heritage proudly. It is home to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites that include temples, palaces and fortresses. With more than 25 modern international hospitals, including the Asan Medical Center, established by the founder of Hyundai and one of the world’s largest clinical campuses, with more than 2,700 beds. Almost 30 South Korean hospitals and clinics are now JCI-accredited, more than any other nation in North Asia. After the US, South Korea has the second largest Medical Tourism market in the world, welcoming hundreds of thousands of medical tourists each year, many of which travel for Ophthalmology procedures. The country is most famous for its facial plastic surgeries, particularly the rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty, foreign patients have flocked to places like Seoul, Incheon and Daegu for procedures by some of the world's best plastic surgeons.

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