Surgery Abroad Guide


Laser eye surgery is practiced throughout the globe and is growing in popularity on a vast scale.  This is driving new clinics to open and competition to become fierce.  This, coupled with increased accessibility to information about foreign clinics, is tempting a huge number of Britons to travel abroad for refractive eye surgery, as well as other eye procedures including eyelid surgery.  The term ‘Medical Tourism’ has been coined, to describe people travelling overseas to undergo treatments such as laser eye surgery and cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty.  Elective procedures and cosmetic procedures often entail large financial commitment and travelling abroad can make these more affordable.  This is often what drives people to travel thousands of miles for medical treatment.   

If you are considering having treatment abroad, read the various articles and information pages in this section to help answer the many questions which you may have, and to guide you in making this important decision.

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