LASIK is the most advanced laser vision correction surgery today and is capable of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The ability of the modern excimer laser to remove tissue with sub-micron precision has created a sudden interest and over a million people will have LASIK performed this year.
Over half of the world’s population is affected by these traits and are reliant on spectacles or contact lenses to view the world clearly. Glasses can be bothersome and uncomfortable while contact lenses are equally problematic. They dry out your eyes, are sometimes painful, and starve your eyes of precious oxygen. With contact lenses there is also the constant and sight-threatening risk of infection (about 1 in 2000 per year) which increases with poor hygiene. With improved technology and greater experience, LASIK surgery has now become far safer than contact lens wear. When performed by a corneal expert, the one-time sterile procedure has been shown to be much healthier for the eyes than decades of uncomfortable contact lens use.
During LASIK, the surgeon creates a corneal “flap” with a cutting instrument, called a microkeratome. The flap is lifted and the underlying cornea is reshaped using a “cold” excimer laser. The flap can then be carefully replaced and the tissue heals itself within a couple days without sutures, adopting the new shape and providing improved vision within weeks and sometimes overnight. Overseas patients can stay in Bangkok just five days for the whole process, including the preoperative exam, the surgery itself, the one day and the 1 week postoperative exam.
Some Background on TRSC
TRSC International LASIK Center is a private refractive surgery center specializing in the surgical correction of vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) using LASIK as well as PRK, ICL, PRL, and cataract surgery. Founded in 1997 by Ekktet Chansue, M.D., Refractive Surgery Specialist, and Wanida Chansue, Managing Director, TRSC International LASIK Center believes in selecting the best technology in the industry and combining it with professional expertise to achieve the highest standards in service excellence.
TRSC International LASIK Center is the largest stand-alone LASIK facility in Asia. It consists of over 1,700 sq m of VIP-style servicing area, 5 modern operating theaters, seminar rooms, private consultation rooms, computerized data processing and parking facilities.
In addition to our grand size, we are also the first to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification, an award given for observing strict international safety standards. We are the only LASIK Center in Thailand to be awarded the Superbrands Award for consumer satisfaction and excellent service. The “Bausch and Lomb Partner of the Year” and “Most Successful High Volume use of the MEL 80” are among many other awards given in recognition of our success.
Our refractive surgery specialists were the pioneers for LASIK in Thailand. The medical team operates under the leadership of Dr. Ekktet Chansue, the first surgeon in Thailand and possibly Asia to perform LASIK eye surgery. They are corneal specialists and LASIK surgery specialists. Each surgeon at TRSC must receive additional specialized training both locally and internationally.
TRSC International LASIK Center's team of surgeons has selected the most technologically advanced instruments from around the world (Germany, USA, and Japan). We specifically chose the world's best performing excimer lasers and diagnostic systems (the Bausch and Lomb Technolas 217z and the even newer Carl Zeiss MEL80) capable of the highest accuracy and precision that is possible in LASIK surgery. This newest profile reduces the side effects of glare and haloes by providing a more natural shape to the patient’s cornea.
At TRSC International LASIK Center, we strive for "First Class Service" for every one of our patients, with staff who are highly qualified to give individual counseling and personal care. Our counseling team is made up of health care professionals who can provide clear information with 24-hour service. Our dedicated personal counselors are on hand at all times to follow through with each surgery, ensuring patient’s peace of mind before, during, and after treatment. This is another of TRSC feature that distinguishes us from any other LASIK facilities.
Since the opening of its first center, TRSC International LASIK Center has experienced success in every aspect of patient care and service. By advancing policies requiring the best available patient care, TRSC endeavors to provide excellence in vision and to maintain their status as the leader in LASIK. TRSC’s experience, technology, and first-class service provide clear evidence of this dedication. Our success has brought in people from all over the world. We have had patients traveled from over 35 different countries to have LASIK at TRSC. In addition, TRSC regularly hosts international seminars to train surgeons from around the world.
TRSC International LASIK Center is located on the 6th Floor of the U Chu Liang Building along Rama IV Road in the Silom district of Bangkok, Thailand.
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