Why is Czech republic the best country for eye surgery?
The Czech Republic is one of the world leaders in eye surgery. This is for a number of reasons like high standards and lower prices but also thanks to the Czech history with eye surgeries and lenses and also due to a number of procedures done each year which is gradually increasing.
The first reasons why the Czech Republic is one of the world leaders is the fact that the Czech Republic has statistically a high number of procedures done. This is as the patient is well educated about possible procedures and the fact that Czech healthcare system pays most of these procedures. Therefore doctors doing these procedures can specialize in a certain treatment and thus the doctors are more experienced than the doctors outside of the Czech Republic. As well as that, many people travel abroad for an eye operation to the Czech Republic, which increases the overall number of patients and thus doctors gain again many valuable experiences.
The second reason for the Czech Republic to be at the top of the charts is the fact that the Czech Republic has one of the most advanced technology and materials that are being used. Many doctors from the USA travel to the Czech Republic to learn about new procedures done or about new advancement. The reason for this is that the Czech Republic is a world leader in research and development in ophthalmology ( a medical branch dealing with the eyeball and orbit)
A good example of such research and development is a company called Medicem which has developed new lenses that are able to focus on many distances as well as that they function way better under a low-light condition than normal lenses.
Medicem is now developing a newer type of lenses that will age with the eye. This will be achieved by other laser operations which will be fast. The reason why these lenses are important is that we can see an increasing trend in lens replacement surgeries, as well as people, tend to live longer and thus the lenses have to be able to age with the eye. These lenses have to undergo clinical testing which will take around 5-7 years. The leading researcher has said that the research has already cost hundreds of millions of Euros and could not be done without the Czech experts and the tradition in research and development in ophthalmology in the Czech Republic.
As well as that some Czech clinic receive special contracts with manufacturers to be one of the first ones to receive a new product as well as a good price. This is mainly due to the volume of operations made in the Czech Republic. A good example of such companies can be Zeiss lenses which are widely used in the Czech Republic as well as Alcon lenses.
One of the other reasons is the amount of unique operation done. With the eye, there are many unique operations that can be done. This ranges from cosmetic surgery to a vision correction eye operations or to an eye lid operations. A good example of such unique operations is Golden eye sequins. This is when two golden glitters are implanted to the eye with the aid of laser into the eye.
Most doctors also argue that the reason why the Czech Republic is one of the world leaders in ophthalmology and why many people from abroad travel to the Czech Republic are its historical achievement in ophthalmology:
One of the first Czech achievements in ophthalmology was the first successful corneal transplant in 1905 by Edward Zim. This was the first successful organ transplant surgery in the world and was a significant surgery as it was a prove that organ transplant will work and many surgeons have started research in transplanting of other organs. This surgery is still performed today
The other achievement in Czech ophthalmology that is of a great importance in ophthalmology was the development of contact lenses and development of the manufacturing. This was developed by Otto Wichterle in 1961. Otto Wichterle has succeeded in making the first hydrogel contact lenses. He has made them with a homemade machine. In the first 4 months of 1962, he has made over 5500 contact lenses. In 1965 American company has bought rights for manufacturing of contact lenses in the USA. One of such companies was Bausch+Lomb. This exact company that is a clinical testing partner with the new Medicare lenses.
This and other reasons are why the Czech Republic is the best destination for an eye surgery. The best way to undergo a surgery abroad is through an agency like Praga Medica which will organize the whole trip and make the travel abroad a hassle free experience. The best thing about it is that it will not increase the cost of the procedure. Thus going with Praga Medica for and eye surgery abroad or alone to their cooperating clinic will cost you the same amount and maybe traveling without this agency can cost you even more as the travel agency will save your time and make sure that you will avoid all the tourist traps as well as you will get the benefit of cheaper guided tours around Prague.
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