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Cataract Surgery in CM

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I see that 

Professor Dr Songsanguan Ausayakhon (MBA Johns Hopkin) (Specialist in cataract surgery) Private Clinic on Sridonchair Rd 053449230 is recommended in the list of Medical services. Anyone know exact location and are there other recommendations from folks.

 

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Did mine at https://www.stpeter-eye.com/ some years ago, did what was required.

 

Eyes still pretty good but the rest of the body is falling apart around them. 😀

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"Eyes still pretty good but the rest of the body is falling apart around them. 😀"

 

Good to hear about the eyes and certainly understand about the body.

 

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I just had both my eyes done a 7 months ago at Sriphat Medical Center, part of the CMU Medical facility on Suthep Road.  Couldn't be any more satisfied! Excellent before and after care, skilled surgeon who still monitors my other conditions, and low cost.
I went into the hospital at 11:00am and was home by 2:30 for each eye, a week apart.  No discomfort what so ever! 

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By all means take the time to compare prices.  As for expertise, scary as it may be, there are several qualified doctors in Chiang Mai.

 

It must be 7 or 8 years ago that I had my cataracts taken care of by Dr. Paradee Kunavisarut at Sriphat Medical Center.  Phone 053-936-900 or 936-9001.  She knows what she's doing, and I highly recommend her.  She also works at Ram, but that hospital's costs are higher than at Sriphat for the same service.

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8 minutes ago, FolkGuitar said:

I just had both my eyes done a 7 months ago at Sriphat Medical Center, part of the CMU Medical facility on Suthep Road.  Couldn't be any more satisfied! Excellent before and after care, skilled surgeon who still monitors my other conditions, and low cost.
I went into the hospital at 11:00am and was home by 2:30 for each eye, a week apart.  No discomfort what so ever! 

What were the total cost for one eye and what type of lens did you get?

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This was in 2012.  The cost was around 60,000 baht per eye, one week apart.  My new lenses are called Alcon Restor Multifocal.  With the multifocal lens you will not have any adjustment period trying to get your brain to zero in on peripheral vision. 

 

Also, some people go for a combination of having one eye for close vision and the other for distant.  That, to me, sounds like a real challenge, even though it's a cheaper option.  I am not at all sorry that I spent the extra cash for what has given me restored vision to what I had when I was a kid...or close to 99% the same as then.

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I would be really careful of getting multifocal lens. I had one eye done, down south, and it was a real mess. Didn't help that the doctor was an idiot and caused other problems.

The issue is that if they don't get the correction right - which is common- it is almost impossible to fix with glasses.

There is a reason why almost everyone gets single vision lens, and supplement with glasses for reading. Unfortunately I didn't know,  and nothing I researched pointed it out.

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6 minutes ago, Wandr said:

I would be really careful of getting multifocal lens. I had one eye done, down south, and it was a real mess. Didn't help that the doctor was an idiot and caused other problems.

The issue is that if they don't get the correction right - which is common- it is almost impossible to fix with glasses.

There is a reason why almost everyone gets single vision lens, and supplement with glasses for reading. Unfortunately I didn't know,  and nothing I researched pointed it out.

Agree.  I got single vision.  Can read a lot without reading glasses but have and use them for some things.  Single vision less expensive and much less can go wrong.  Reading glasses inexpensive and for me a very small inconvenience.

 

Problems with multifocal lenses even in regular glasses, even when they are made correctly. 

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Can i ask what age you were when you had them done. I am 67 so i guess it won't be long before i need to check it out.

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My friend had a new lens in one eye at Phitsanuvej Hospital Phitsanulok. 45 K including nice overnight room. Very pleased with cost, results and hospitality etc and hes a Born Moaner. Hes from CM by the way.😁. Hes 61,

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Got one eye done (fixed lens) at Ram...use that for distance and my other natural Lens works at my reading vision....My natural lens is worthless for long distance buy my doctor says I don’t need a replacement yet...

 

I don’t use any glasses now but will need to make a decision when the time comes for my other eye’s replacement...

 

I might be forced to get reading glasses if I value long distance more...

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I have just returned from Siripat Medical Center. 
I saw Dr Preeyanuch Khunsongkiet who checked my eyes, nice lady with good bedside manner.

Her advice is that although my eyes are degrading due to Cataracts in her opinion I should first go see my optician and try new glasses and if not happy return see her and she will do surgery.

I was very impressed by Medical side of Siripat and have no complains in that direction.

Being polite I think I would have had a more pleasant time at RAM, though I have no doubt that it would have been far more expensive than the B500 I was charged at Siripat.

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Could be 600 or 700B for doctor consultation at Ram....

 

if no their services, then no other costs...

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