Laser eye surgery home or abroad.

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Posted 14th Nov
Looking to get my eyes done and been qouted £4k to grt them done but can get them done in Turkey for £1250 all in (excluding flights). Has anyone had them done before, here or abroad. And do you think any black friday deals will happen.
Thank you kindly.
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You should never gamble with any form of surgery. Especially your eyes. I’m no eye expert...but you ought to speak to a impartial medical consultant that can advise you on where to get the best laser eye surgery? Have you tried speaking to an appropriate consultant at moorfields hospital...they specialise in eyes?
You only get one set of eyes. Research and personal or reputable opticians recommendation is the way to go.
You can't put a price on your eyesight, getting it done abroad is risky
You'll get better advice on the LASIK Subreddit. Include your prescription in the question. It's full of knowledgeable users, people that have had the procedures, as well as doctors.

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Edited by: "bo0td" 15th Nov
What happens if you get back and you have a medical problem with them because of the surgery. Myself, that extra £2750 would give me peace of mind if anything happened but that’s just me.
I worked with someone who had hers done here in UK .. some days after, sat at her desk she started screaming.. she’d gone blind
I have a chronic eye condition which is partly treatable by laser, but it’s considered off use of the YAG laser so the NHS won’t pay for it. I flew to Nantes in France in 2010 to have laser eye treatment at a cost of 200 Euros all in, per eye. I arrived there and found that barely anyone at the clinic could speak English at a competent level. No, I don’t speak French, but if someone is going to blast a YAG laser close to my retina I want to know myself and the Eye Surgeon are on the same wavelength. I basically bailed out. I instead paid for private eye surgery in the UK at a clinic in Cheshire with a world renowned Surgeon at a cost of £1,500 per eye. I felt compelled to find the money to go private and have it done properly. A few weeks back I was referred to a hospital by an Optician for an unrelated problem, but on going to hospital I did have a discussion about the laser surgery with the NHS Consultant and he did comment the Surgeon had done a ‘marvellous job’. With something like this you honestly do get what you pay for.
Edited by: "joeydeacon" 15th Nov
jayonline8515/11/2019 06:25

What happens if you get back and you have a medical problem with them …What happens if you get back and you have a medical problem with them because of the surgery. Myself, that extra £2750 would give me peace of mind if anything happened but that’s just me.


This^ my friend had eye surgery here in UK and two years later the tissue or something wasn't compatible so has to go through same process again.
airbus33015/11/2019 00:08

You only get one set of eyes. Research and personal or reputable opticians …You only get one set of eyes. Research and personal or reputable opticians recommendation is the way to go.


Exactly, why gamble with your eyesight?
I spent years weighing up the pros and cons about getting my eyes lasered.

After a LOT of research and recommendations from friends i got my eyes lasered by the same surgeon who did 2 friends and have had no issues and perfect sight. BUT; i delayed the surgery 3 times to get this specific surgeon who has done 50,000+ ops and had numerous medical papers published. Overall best decision i ever made.

Would i consider getting them done in a foreign country that i dont know how good the health care industry is, or how qualified or experienced the surgeon is to save around £2000 - not a chance.

You may be completely fine getting it done in Turkey, and if you do go for it i honestly wish you the best of luck. But ask yourself, if you do have problems and you end up losing or impacting your sight, is that extra £2k in the bank really going to make everything ok for you?

The number one advice in any laser eye surgery forum or FAQ is research your surgeon, do you get this option if going to Turkey to do it? asking as i honestly do not know.
Personally mate if it's eye surgery (which I plan to get one day) it's best to get the best possible

It can't be undone
And Black Friday deals? Are you trolling
Edited by: "Norseg" 15th Nov
He must have nipped to Turkey to get them done and now can't see his thread.
summerof7615/11/2019 00:09

You can't put a price on your eyesight, getting it done abroad is risky …You can't put a price on your eyesight, getting it done abroad is risky


It's not like there are reputable surgeons just in the UK, you know. I am sure Turkish doctors have to get a degree too and get regulated like anywhere else ... most of the doctors here are foreigners who graduated abroad in poor countries anyway.

I do agree there are dodgy places where they will make you pay a lot less because they have sloppy standards but that could happen here too or in another rich country.

If the difference in price is explainable and the place is reputable in Turkey then I wouldn't worry.
Edited by: "hearts22" 15th Nov
Norseg15/11/2019 19:24

Personally mate if it's eye surgery (which I plan to get one day) it's …Personally mate if it's eye surgery (which I plan to get one day) it's best to get the best possibleIt can't be undoneAnd Black Friday deals? Are you trolling


Brand new account and this is the only thing they have posted , I think so !
tinkerbellian15/11/2019 20:09

Brand new account and this is the only thing they have posted , I think so …Brand new account and this is the only thing they have posted , I think so !


Also there name is "Permabannned"
It's funny though
I almost believe it to I read it again and saw he said will there be Black Friday deals
I had mine done about 10 years ago and it's the best thing I ever did. It cost £1000 back then. The first 3 days after having it done were horrendous, really itchy eyes but no problem and prefect vision since.
I trust EU doctors as their standards are usually the same as here in the UK but I would never ever go to Turkey or a country like that because their standards are nowhere near the same.
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