Eye Surgery in Iran

Eye surgery in Iran

Eye care in Iran


Eye surgery in Iran, also known as ocular surgery, is surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa, typically by an ophthalmologist. The eye is a very fragile organ, and requires extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure to minimise or prevent further damage. An expert eye surgeon is responsible for selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the patient, and for taking the necessary safety precautions. Today different types of eye surgery are widely performed in Iran leading to development of various techniques for treating eye problems.
Since the eye is heavily supplied by nerves, anesthesia is essential. Local anesthesia is most commonly used while topical anesthesia using lidocaine topical gel is often used for quick procedures.

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Eye Surgery cost in Iran

How much does eye surgery cost in Iran?

Eye surgery cost in Iran vs India
Eye surgery costIranIndia
Lasik eye $600$730
Glaucoma treatment$1100$1400
Corneal transplantation$3000$3400
Femto lasik$600$750
Blocked tear duct$60$90
Chalazion Treatment$800$950
Retinal detachment treatment$3400$2900
Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)$630$700
Keratoconus treatment$780$930
Amblyopia treatment$960$1150
Relex Smile$580$600
Epi lasik eye$650$670
Eye surgery cost in Iran vs UK
Eye surgery costIranUK
Lasik eye $600$1700
Glaucoma treatment$1100$3800
Corneal transplantation$3000$22000
Femto lasik$600$2300
Blocked tear duct$60$280
Chalazion Treatment$800$3700
Retinal detachment treatment$3400$7800
Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)$630$3100
Keratoconus treatment$780$4400
Amblyopia treatment$960$3550
Relex Smile$580$2900
Epi lasik eye$650$2300
Eye surgery cost in Iran vs USA
Eye surgery costIranUSA
Lasik eye $600$2800
Glaucoma treatment$1100$3000
Corneal transplantation$3000$28000
Femto lasik$600$2100
Blocked tear duct$60$330
Chalazion Treatment$800$3900
Retinal detachment treatment$3400$8000
Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)$630$3000
Keratoconus treatment$780$4200
Amblyopia treatment$960$3300
Relex Smile$580$3100
Epi lasik eye$650$2000

Eye surgery in Iran

About cataract surgery in Iran

Cataract surgery in Iran is the removal of lens inside the eye that has become cloudy due to reasons like aging causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery like LASIK.

how much Lasik Surgery cost in Iran?

Lasik Surgery in Iran is one of the cheapest and quality treatment performed in Iran. People generally step back when it comes to cost because in most countries Lasik surgery cost iran is very high. But in Country like iran Lasik surgery cost is much lower than other countries.

How much does laser surgery for glaucoma cost in Iran?

Glaucoma is a condition related to the eyes. It is, in fact, a group of eye disorders characterized by a progressive damage to the optic nerve. The gradual loss of nerve tissue leads to blurred vision and vision loss.

What is the Cornea Transplant surgery?

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft). When the entire cornea is replaced it is known as penetrating keratoplasty and when only part of the cornea is replaced it is known as lamellar keratoplasty.

Bladeless LASIK / Femto LASIK surgery in Iran

The Bladeless LASIK option utilizes a PRECISE , HIGH-ENERGY femtosecond laser instead of a microkeratome to create the flap of corneal tissue. The femtosecond laser we use is the ZEISS VisuMax, which is one of the most advanced recent lasers today.

Strabismus treatment in Iran

Most patients, however, require surgical correction. Surgery is done under general anaesthesia in children and under local anaesthesia in adults.
The aim of the surgery is to tighten or loosen specific eye muscles required to realign the eyes.

What is Vitrectomy?

The vitreous is normally a clear, jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of the eye. Various disease states can cause the vitreous to cloud, fill with blood or even harden so that light entering the eye will be misdirected and not reach the retina properly.

Cost of blepharoplasty in Iran

The minimum blepharoplasty cost in Iran (eyelid) is about $680.

In comparison with more major forms of plastic surgery in Iran (facelift), blepharoplasty in Iran can be done in low price. On average, upper and lower blepharoplasty in Iran will cost around $950.

Blocked tear duct surgery in Iran

When you have a blocked tear duct, your tears can’t drain normally, leaving you with a watery, irritated eye. Blocked tear ducts are caused by a partial or complete obstruction in the tear drainage system.

Blocked tear ducts are common in newborns, but they usually get better without any treatment during the first year of life. In adults, a blocked tear duct may be due to an injury, infection or a tumor.

Chalazion Treatment in iran

Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland. They are typically in the middle of the eyelid, red, and non painful. They tend to come on gradually over a few weeks.A chalazion may occur following a stye or from hardened oils blocking the gland.

Retinal detachment treatment in Iran

Retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina separates from the layer underneath. Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters, flashes of light, and worsening of the outer part of the visual field.

DCR in Iran

Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery or Endoscopic DSR can be defined as the performance of a procedure for the purpose of treating epiphora (tearing) which occurs due to the blockage of nasolacrimal duct.

Keratoconus treatment in Iran

Keratoconus (KC) is a disorder of the eye which results in progressive thinning of the cornea. This may result in blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and light sensitivity. Usually both eyes are affected. In more severe cases a scarring or a circle may be seen within the cornea.

Amblyopia treatment in iran

Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is a disorder of sight due to the eye and brain not working well together. It results in decreased vision in an eye that otherwise typically appears normal. It is the most common cause of decreased vision in a single eye among children and younger adults.

Relex Smile in Iran

Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), originally called Femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx), is a form of laser based refractive eye surgerydeveloped by Carl Zeiss Meditec used to correct myopia, and astigmatism

Over view

Many people around the world who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism use Epi-LASIK eye surgery as a long lasting solution to restore diminishing vision. it helps people to have an even more beautiful, shiny face by getting rid of all kinds of glasses and it’s side effects on face.

eye surgery in iran

According to WHO, 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide, out of which 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries. 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. These figures indicate the burden of ophthalmology care needed.

Most of the international patients come to Iran for eye-related disorders as eye care hospitals with specially trained Iranian surgeon offer a well-equipped facility for the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of all ophthalmic diseases and eye related problems.

Eye care hospital in Iran and eye surgery in Iran is famous for the international standards and facilities along with the latest procedures in minimal incision surgeries such as LASIK. Refractive surgery also known as LASIK is gaining popularity in Iran as the success rate of LASIK eye surgery in Iran is as high as it is in the abroad and cost of this eye surgery in Iran is very affordable. The availability of best hospitals in Iran for LASIK eye surgery, cataract eye surgery and the reasonable price range for these treatments has made a lot of medical tourists come to Iran.
In Iran, you may get various eye care treatments in an affordable range where you can save up to one-third of what it costs in the US or the UK and even india. On an average, a LASIK eye surgery cost for both eyes in Iran is around $700 in contrast with the surgery costs of $4,500 in the US.

Procedures of Ophthalmology in iran

Cataract surgery

Cataract is a blurred vision caused by clouding of an eye. It cannot be treated with the help of optical or contact lens. Cataract surgery is performed by replacing the affected lens by artificial lens. This clears the vision, also reduces the dependency on eye optical, and lenses.

Cornea transplant 

Cornea transplant is the replacement of damaged or diseased cornea, with a healthy cornea of a donor. This transplantation involves two types i.e. ‘traditional cornea transplant’ and ‘back layer cornea transplant’. Cornea transplantation is preferred when contact lens or eyeglasses can’t restore the proper functioning of the eye.

Glaucoma in iran

Glaucoma treatment aims at rectifying the damaged ocular structures specifically the optic nerve by reducing or stabilizing intraocular pressure. The central theme of the surgery is to reduce or control the production of intraocular fluid. Typically it can be treated by nonsurgical options such as eye drops. If seriousness still prolongs, then it is treated surgically by trabeculectomy or laser trabeculectomy.

Lasik- Laser Refraction

Lasik-laser refraction is the procedure which intends to correct the vision problems majorly myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Lasik- Laser surgery enables the cornea to accept light and to be focused correctly on retina.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is considered as the primary cause for loss of vision. It is an age related issue which typically affects the macula, a central part of the retina that manages sharpness of vision. Macular Degeneration is diagnosed by forms, dry macular degeneration & wet macular degeneration. Macular Degeneration surgery prevents further loss of vision.

Phacoemulsification with IOL Implantation

Phacoemulsification is a new technique of cataract surgery. It involves emulsification of optical fibers including nucleus and cortex, of cataract with new artificial intraocular lens beinf supported by a posterior epithelial tissue.


Ptosis is the falling or dropping of the upper eyelid. It is due to trauma, age or variations in medications. Sometimes it might be congenital. It can be treated by ptosis surgery. Ptosis surgery tightens the levator muscle and helps the dropped eyelid to lift up. Other treatments are suggested depending upon the need.

Retinal detachment in iran

Retinal detachment is a typical condition where blood circulation and oxygen supply is restricted to the retina. It can be identified by symptoms like objects floating before the eye. The treatment suggestions are sclera buckle surgery, pneumatic retinopexy, or vitrectomy.


Squint is a condition where the eyes have different angles of deviation, and they point in different directions. It can be effectively treated in early conditions. Nonsurgical treatments are also available such as wearing glasses, doing eye exercises. Surgical treatments include strabismus surgery which is done on the extraocular muscle to set the eye in its correct position.


Vitrectomyis done to remove the vitreous humor from the eye, which gets tangled into intraocular lens if not treated. The most common reasons for vitrectomy are retinal detachment, diabetic vitreous hemorrhage. Its treatment involves the removal of vitreous gel, treating the retina with the laser, and repairing tears or holes.

Vitrectomy + Retinal Detachment

Renal detachment is the condition where the lining of the eye peels off, and it floats inside the eye causing blindness of eye. To reattach this retina, vitrectomy is performed to suck and remove the inner jelly. To remove this scar tissue, membranectomy is preferred. Photocoagulation is done to bond the retina again into place.

lens implant in iran

Intraocular lens (IOL) is a lens implanted in the eye as part of a treatment for cataracts or myopia. The most common type of IOL is the pseudophakic IOL.These are implanted during cataract surgery, after the cloudy eye’s natural lens (colloquially called a cataract) has been removed.

Photorefractive keratectomy( PRK)

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy (or laser epithelial keratomileusis) (LASEK) are laser eye surgeryprocedures intended to correct a person’s vision, reducing dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASEK and PRK permanently change the shape of the anterior central cornea using an excimer laser to ablate (remove by vaporization) a small amount of tissue from the corneal stroma at the front of the eye, just under the corneal epithelium. The outer layer of the cornea is removed prior to the ablation.

Contact lens

contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons. In 2004, it was estimated that 125 million people worldwide use contact lenses, including 28 to 38 million in the United States.In 2010, the worldwide market for contact lenses was estimated at $6.1 billion, while the US soft lens market was estimated at $2.1 billion. Multiple analysts estimated that the global market for contact lenses would reach $11.7 billion by 2015. As of 2010, the average age of contact lens wearers globally was 31 years old, and two-thirds of wearers were female.

Small incision lenticule extraction in iran

Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), originally called Femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx), is a form of laser based refractive eye surgerydeveloped by Carl Zeiss Meditec used to correct myopia, and astigmatism. Although similar to LASIK laser surgery, the intrastromal procedure is novel in that it uses a single femtosecond laser referenced to the corneal surface to cleave a thin lenticule from the corneal stroma for manual extraction. It has been described as a painless procedure. For candidates to qualify for this treatment, they have their corneal stroma thickness checked to make sure that post operative thickness won’t be too thin.

Corneal collagen cross-linking in iran

Corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin (vitamin B2) and UV-A light is a surgical treatment for corneal ectasia such as keratoconus, PMD, and post-LASIK ectasia.

It is used in an attempt to make the cornea stronger. According to a 2015 Cochrane review, there is insufficient evidence to determine if it is useful in keratoconus. In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration approved riboflavin ophthalmic solution crosslinking based on three 12-month clinical trials.

Chalazion in iran

Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland. They are typically in the middle of the eyelid, red, and non painful. They tend to come on gradually over a few weeks.

A chalazion may occur following a stye or from hardened oils blocking the gland. The blocked gland is usually the meibomian gland but can also be the gland of Zeis. A stye and cellulitis may appear similar. A stye, however, is usually more sudden in onset, painful, and occurs at the edge of the eyelid.Cellulitis is also typically painful.

Treatment is initiated with warm compresses. If this is not effective injecting steroids into the lesion may be tried. If large, incision and drainage may be recommended. While relatively common the frequency of the condition is unknown. The term is from the Greek “khalazion” meaning “small hailstone.


Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO)

Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) is the obstruction of nasolacrimal duct and may be either congenital or acquired. Obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct leads to the excess overflow of tears called epiphora.

Keratoconus in iran

Keratoconus (KC) is a disorder of the eye which results in progressive thinning of the cornea. This may result in blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and light sensitivity. Usually both eyes are affected. In more severe cases a scarring or a circle may be seen within the cornea.

While the cause is unknown, it is believed to occur due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. About seven percent of those affected have a family history of the condition. Proposed environmental factors include rubbing the eyes and allergies. The underlying mechanism involves changes of the cornea to a cone shape. Diagnosis is by examination with a slit lamp.

Intrastromal corneal ring segment

Keratoconus is a progressive corneal ectasia, which can be managed both by conservative measures like glasses or contact lenses in non-progressive cases or surgical procedures like collagen crosslinking (CXL) with or without adjuvant measures like intrastromal corneal rings segments (ICRS) or topography guided ablation. Various kinds of ICRS are available to the surgeon, but it is most essential to be able to plan the implantation of the ring to optimize outcomes.


Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is a disorder of sight due to the eye and brain not working well together. It results in decreased vision in an eye that otherwise typically appears normal. It is the most common cause of decreased vision in a single eye among children and younger adults.

The cause of amblyopia can be any condition that interferes with focusing during early childhood. This can occur from poor alignment of the eyes, an eye being irregularly shaped such that focusing is difficult, one eye being more nearsighted or farsighted than the other, or clouding of the lens of an eye.After the underlying cause is fixed, vision is not restored right away, as the mechanism also involves the brain. Amblyopia can be difficult to detect, so vision testing is recommended for all children around the ages of four to five.


Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object. The eye which is focused on an object can alternate. The condition may be present occasionally or constantly. If present during a large part of childhood, it may result in amblyopia or loss of depth perception. If onset is during adulthood, it is more likely to result in double vision.

Nystagmus in 

Nystagmus is a condition of involuntary (or voluntary, in rare cases) eye movement, acquired in infancy or later in life, that may result in reduced or limited vision. Due to the involuntary movement of the eye, it has been called “dancing eyes”.


Laser surgeries for glaucoma

Laser surgeries have become important in the treatment of different eye problems and diseases. There are several types of laser surgery used to treat glaucoma.

The type of laser surgery will depend on the form of glaucoma and how severe it is. Lasers produce a focused beam of light that can make a very small burn or opening in your eye tissue, depending on the strength of the light beam. Laser surgeries are performed in an outpatient setting in your doctor’s office or in a hospital clinic.

During the laser surgery, the eye is numbed so that there is little or no pain. The eye doctor then holds a special lens to the eye. The laser beam is aimed into the eye, and there is a bright light, like a camera flash.

treatment Corneal Opacity

As we know, cornea is a transparent tissue in the front of the eye. The retina in the eye acts like a film in a camera. This part takes photos and transmits them to the brain. The cornea must be transparent enough for images to be well recorded by the retina. If for any reason the cornea has any opacities or injuries, it prevents the appropriate transmission of light and image to the retina; therefore, the images sent to the retina will be abnormal and the visual system will be impaired.


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