Lasik Eye Costs: Information, Comparisons and Costs
How much does LASIK eye cost in 2022?
The cost of eye LASIK surgery in Indonesia ranges from IDR 10.000.000 to IDR 25.000.000 per eye. Some of these costs include consulting services for doctors and medicines, some do not.
Currently, the newest methods most often used are ReLEx Smile and FemtoLASIK which provide more comfort to patients, such as a high degree of precision, shorter operating time, and faster postoperative recovery time.
On the other hand, there is also an old method for correcting myopic eyes, namely Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK) which also uses a laser in the process. However, postoperative PRK recovery takes longer than LASIK, recovery time from 1 to 3 months, compared to the LASIK procedure which is only less than a month.
LASIK surgery is an operation performed with the aim of correcting refractive errors in the eye to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses for a higher quality of life.
FemtoLASIK Methods and Costs 2022
Femtosecond laser is used to correct vision (minus and cylindrical eyes) by making a thin fold / flap on the cornea and expression with an excimer laser which is used to shape the curvature of the cornea, after which the flap can function again.
By using the Femtosecond laser, it can replace the function of a scalpel to cut the flap as in the Lasik microkeratome method. So that it can make patients feel more comfortable by seeing that no knife is used in their eyes. In addition, the advantage is that the thickness of the corneal flap is also more predictable, reducing the risk of corneal injury during surgery and a lower risk. In some cases, a femtosecond laser also makes it possible to create a thinner corneal flap to safely correct higher numbers of nearsightedness.
The FemtoLASIK procedure takes a total of 10-15 minutes using the MEL-80 machine.
1. In the first step, the Femtosecond Laser creates a flap / opening in the cornea area.
2. In the second step, the flap is opened and a laser process using an excimer laser is carried out on the surface of the cornea that has been opened.
3.And when finished, the flap will be returned to its original position.
The side effects of the FemtoLASIK Method will vary from person to person and in general, include dry eyes, feeling of lumps, and glare after surgery. However, this is temporary and will disappear over time.
The cost of eye lasik in 2022 using the FemtoLASIK method at Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic is IDR 14,000,000 / eye.
ReLEx® SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) Methods and Costs 2022
Eye surgery on the ReLEx SMILE method is performed using a Visumax femtosecond femtosecond laser, which is the latest technology from Carl Zeiss Meditec, a German company that is highly experienced in the field of optics. Compared to FemtoLASIK, the ReLEx® SMILE method is the newest LASIK surgery method which does not require opening / flapping the cornea.
The ReLEx® SMILE method only takes a total of 10 minutes with a laser process for only 24 seconds / eye. The incision in the cornea is only 2-4 mm in size, to keep the corneal structure stable. Not only that, the risks, and symptoms of dry eye after surgery are small with the application of this method.
There are three stages to the ReLEx® SMILE procedure:
1. Lenticule making. Visumax’s Femtosecond Laser will make lenticeles, which are a thin layer of corneal tissue and a 2-4mm incision on the side of the cornea.
2. Take out the lenticule. The lenticule will be removed through an incision / small cut that has been made on the side of the cornea
3. Refraction negligence correction. By removing the lenticule, it changes the shape of the cornea and the path of light entering the eye so that it can restore visual vision.
Side effects after surgery for each person will also vary, but in general, patients feel foggy eyes, glare in the first 4-6 hours. Please note, this is perfectly normal and will over time
The cost of eye lasik in 2022 using the ReLEx SMILE method at Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic is IDR 19,000,000 / eye
Is the cost of LASIK eye 2022 found by BPJS?
This question is common and is often asked by patients. However, LASIK surgery is an operation for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, so it is included in the non-essential surgery category. So that the social security from the Indonesian government does not cover the costs of LASIK surgery and only the costs of cataract surgery or eye diseases that are medicinal.
What You Can Do at Home, School and Office
- Wearing sunglasses.
Sunglasses can help protect everyone’s eyes (children to adults) from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
- When looking at a computer monitor.
Rest your eyes every 20 minutes by looking at objects or objects that are 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
You can also get out of your seat at least every 2 hours and rest your eyes for 15 minutes.
Facts About Lasik
Did you know that lasik surgery is perfect for those of you who have complaints of vision, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Here are the facts about LASIK that you need to know.
- Quick LASIK procedure only takes 10-15 minutes
- Less pain during surgical procedures
- Most patients get better vision within a few days
- Save money overall from purchasing eyeglass frames, eyeglass lenses, contact lenses, and consulting fees to an ophthalmologist
- Reduces symptoms of allergies or infections due to wearing contact lenses