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Opthalmology Treatments -Corneal Transplant Surgery, Lasik - Laser assisted eye surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Cancer Operation, Extraocular Operations
Cost Difference :
Cataract Surgery India - USD 1350 US - USD 2000

Kerala is well developed destination for health care and medical tourism. The demand for high level specialized treatments like Opthalmology is growing at a very fast pace in this part of the state. The state is a home to some the finest Opthalmological centers that are renowned all over the world. The reason Kerala is a favorable destination is first of all its fabulous climate and other being its infrastructure and technology in which is in par with those in USA, UK and Europe. Since it also the most favorite tourists destinations in the world you will have lovely time holidaying in this part of India.

Opthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and disorders of the eye, including the brain, and the other areas surrounding the eye, such as lacrimal system and eyelids. The word Opthalmology is derived from the Greek word Opthalmolos meaning eye and logos meaning word or thought, opthalmology literally means 'the science of eyes'. Some of the treatments which you can avail on the tour to Kerala includes Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Glaucoma Surgery, Intacs of Keratoconus and Strabismus Surgery. Please make decisions about your eyes and vision in consultation with the best eye care professionals and opthalmologists who can provide guidance based on their experience and knowledge of your individual needs. No matter what your ailment, our eye professionals will see you through it. And this expertize come at the economical rate.

Eye Diseases, Symptoms and Treatments :
Cataract : A cataract is a problem that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye. The vision dims as the cataracts prohibit or prevents the required light from entering into the retina, the part of the eye that receives light. In the early stages cataract causes no problem, most of the people with poor vision from cataract assumes their daily activities normally; but as the cataract matures the cloudiness increases on the natural lenses which usually results in sight loss and blindness. Poor night vision, double vision in one eye, painless blurring of vision, glare or light sensitivity are some of the common symptoms of cataract. It is mainly caused due to the aging factor, long use of medications, injury of eye or long term exposure to the sun.
Conjunctivitis : Conjunctivitis is the inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye and inner surface of your eyelids. Conjunctivitises can be caused due to some sort of allergic reaction or infection by a virus or bacteria. It is a transmittable disease that can be easily spread from one person to the other. Blurred vision, itchy and burning eyes are some of the common symptoms of Conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis in any case does not affect your eye sight.

Eye Cancer : Eye cancer refers to the uncontrolled growth of cells in and around the eye. Cancer that develops inside the eyeball are called intraocular cancer, while the cancer that develops outside the eye is called extraocular cancer. The most common eye cancer in adults are melanoma and lymphoma. The most common eye cancer in children is retinoblastoma, which starts in the cells of the retina. It is the most rare type of eye disease. The reasons as to why the cancer of the eye develops aren't fully understood.

Glaucoma : Glaucoma is a disease caused by the increased intraocular pressure that can damage the eye's optic system nerve and result in sight loss and blindness without warning or symptoms.

Macular Degeneration : Macular Degeneration is the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, where our sharpest central vision occurs. As you central vision gets affected you face problem while reading, writing, driving, and even recognizing faces. It won't result in complete blindness, buts ruins the outermost peripheral vision, leaving dim images or black holes at the center of vision. Macular Degeneration are of two types - Dry and wet type. In dry type, yellow spots called drusens form underneath the Macular causing distorted vision. In wet type new abnormal blood cells begin to grow towards the Macular, which causes severe vision loss.

Eye Herpes :Eye Herpes is serious eye infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. If it is not treated at the proper time it can lead to the serious complications in the eye. Sore and red eye, scratchy sensation in the eye, light sensitivity and blurry vision are some of the most common symptoms of eye herpes.