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I went to Bangkok Pattaya hospital a couple of years ago for an eye test. The first female doctor I saw said I had a cataract in one eye that needed surgery. I went again 6 months later and saw a different doctor who gave me some eye tests and a prescription for new glasses, no mention of cataracts. I'm less than confident with the diagnosis there, so can someone recommend a good eye doctor at BPH or somewhere else for an eye examination.

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9 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

make an appointment at Queen Sirakit hospital in satahip if you can get there ,i have used them for many years ,get my eye tests every three months ,i have a cataract in one eye and pressure in my eyes which could lead to gloucoma ,i take drops which keep the eye pressure normal ,its a good hospital ,good doctors ,far far cheaper than Bangkok Pattaya hospital.

how much roughly for an eye test? i want them to include glaucoma test. I don't need glasses

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5 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Did you explain you were having issues each time?  Or was it more time to check?  Cataract is normally not an issue in itself and only requires removal if it causing problems.  So if you said something like having serious night driving issue to first doctor but not to second?  If not causing issues normally not a need for operation.

 

If a trip to Bangkok possible https://www.rutnin.com/en/about/ is well recommended and have used myself - very popular with Thai at less than major private hospital costs - very busy but well controlled queue system and English is fine.

My eyes were getting a little blurry at times, but this may be one of the side effects of the Symbicort Turbuhaler. A visit to Bangkok is not really something I want to do, prefer if I can do locally.

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15 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

make an appointment at Queen Sirakit hospital in satahip if you can get there ,i have used them for many years ,get my eye tests every three months ,i have a cataract in one eye and pressure in my eyes which could lead to gloucoma ,i take drops which keep the eye pressure normal ,its a good hospital ,good doctors ,far far cheaper than Bangkok Pattaya hospital.

I did register at Queen Sirikit many years ago but have never used them. Does it mean sitting for hours to see a doctor though? As when I registered I saw waiting rooms full of people.

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6 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

how much roughly for an eye test? i want them to include glaucoma test. I don't need glasses

900 baht is what i pay ,if you have a special eye test (about once a year) where little objects fly around by lazer its about another 500 baht . when you gat your appointment (its a very nice hospital) you get first your normal eye test as you would in an oppticians ,then you get a pressure test and cataract test by the doctor ,they are both from private hospitals ,one is a miserable old bat (but really knows her job) and the other is a younger doc who is really friendly and speaks English ,so does the old bat but she wont 🤐

believe me its well worth going there 

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1 minute ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Any competent optician can provide an excellent  eye test

Can you recommend one? I doubt it could be done at Top Charoen.

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2 minutes ago, giddyup said:

I did register at Queen Sirikit many years ago but have never used them. Does it mean sitting for hours to see a doctor though? As when I registered I saw waiting rooms full of people.

its a very nice room ,air con and comfortable ,you will be there an hour or so ,but its well worth it 

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2 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

900 baht is what i pay ,if you have a special eye test (about once a year) where little objects fly around by lazer its about another 500 baht . when you gat your appointment (its a very nice hospital) you get first your normal eye test as you would in an oppticians ,then you get a pressure test and cataract test by the doctor ,they are both from private hospitals ,one is a miserable old bat (but really knows her job) and the other is a younger doc who is really friendly and speaks English ,so does the old bat but she wont 🤐

believe me its well worth going there 

i did register there last year for something else but was hard work because most speak thai only. I'll give it another go as it gets lots of recommendations

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Just now, scubascuba3 said:

i did register there last year for something else but was hard work because most speak thai only. I'll give it another go as it gets lots of recommendations

once you know the system its easy ,and well worth it 

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8 minutes ago, giddyup said:

Can you recommend one? I doubt it could be done at Top Charoen.

Pattaya Klang optician, originally recommend on this forum  have served me very well for the past 5 years..

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10 minutes ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Pattaya Klang optician, originally recommend on this forum  have served me very well for the past 5 years..

I hope this is the lens maker (optician) and any testing is done by a doctor.  Even optometrists are rare here with ophthalmologists performing their function in most places.  

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I had cataracts identified during an exam at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya (BHP) but it was not so bad that I wanted to have surgery. But as my vision continued to get worse with more frequent change in prescription for glasses.  I decided to have cataract surgery, which was done a few years ago by Dr. Srisuraj Sawang at BHP.  No complications and great vision afterward. 

 

 

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google Dr. Nattawat eye clinic in Pattaya (There are two most popular alternatives when it comes to great English-speaking eye doctors in Pattaya. One can be found at Pattaya Eye Center and the other at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s Eye Center. At Pattaya Eye Center, look for Dr.Nattawat as he particularly specializes in cataract surgery. speaks excellent English.

 

very good experience, had both cataracts taken care of (save 40.000 - 50.000 Baht compared with the leading hospital in Pattaya)

 

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Hello

If you have major issue Rutnin Hospital Bgk Dr Roy, excellent..

In BPH Doctor Ataporn, excellent doctor, competent and very much involved in patient s care.

She realized a very complicated retina detachment surgery on my husband's eye 2 years ago with great success, very good follow up.. even came on her day off especially to make a follow up 2 days after the surgery..

She works I think from Tuesday till Friday and reaches there early morning around 8.30

Have a nice day

 

 

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1 hour ago, thaisabai said:

google Dr. Nattawat eye clinic in Pattaya (There are two most popular alternatives when it comes to great English-speaking eye doctors in Pattaya. One can be found at Pattaya Eye Center and the other at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s Eye Center. At Pattaya Eye Center, look for Dr.Nattawat as he particularly specializes in cataract surgery. speaks excellent English.

 

very good experience, had both cataracts taken care of (save 40.000 - 50.000 Baht compared with the leading hospital in Pattaya)

 

thaisabai

You saved 40-50,000 baht? I'm pretty sure that 50,000 baht is what they quoted me at Bkk/Pattaya Hospital.

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I use Bangkok Nursing Home (BNH) in Bangkok for everything.  Eyes, teeth, cardio, surgery and more.  Excellent doctors and all speak very good English.  But more expensive than Sirikit that is only a few km from my home.  As you said you don't need glasses I would guess any cataract you may have is not a problem.  When it is you will have blurred vision.  I had a fast growing cataract back in the USA and went from a normal eye exam to major blurring in about 3 months.  Immediately had surgery and ended up with vision of an 18 year old.  Now at 81 the vision is still great although I do wear glasses for reading now.  My surgeon was Dr, Steven Dell, brother of Michael Dell of Dell computers.  Some years ago I also had an exam at Bangkok Hospital Rayong and felt it was very well done and not overly expensive.

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8 minutes ago, dlclark97 said:

I use Bangkok Nursing Home (BNH)

The name for last several decades has been BNH Hospital - Nursing Home was dropped when they went high rise from the colonial garden experience.

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25 minutes ago, giddyup said:

You saved 40-50,000 baht? I'm pretty sure that 50,000 baht is what they quoted me at Bkk/Pattaya Hospital.

I would think that is for one eye.

 

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I have been using the facilities at the Queen Sirikit Hospital in Sattahip now for many Years.

A friend first put me onto the Sirikit Hospital after having a terrible experience from a Doctor in Pattaya, 

After I registered at the Sirikit, I saw a female Doctor, who has taken care of me for Years now.

At my first appointment, she diagnosed Glaucoma, which I already knew I had, and that the problem had gotten so bad, an Emergency Operation was needed.

This she performed successfully about a Month later, ( about 6 Years ago now , I think ), and I now go back ever 6 Months for a check up with her.

I have the full Glaucoma checks performed, as well as a photo of the optic nerve damage caused by the Glaucoma and pay 1500 Baht

The Doctor has also now said I have a Cataract, caused by trauma of the Eye, but if I have no issues, its fine to carry on, and if I say so she will schedule me for an operation if needed.

 

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1 hour ago, sandyf said:

I would think that is for one eye.

 

No, pretty sure it was for two.

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On 1/16/2022 at 4:38 PM, lopburi3 said:

Did you explain you were having issues each time?  Or was it more time to check?  Cataract is normally not an issue in itself and only requires removal if it causing problems.  So if you said something like having serious night driving issue to first doctor but not to second?  If not causing issues normally not a need for operation.

 

If a trip to Bangkok possible https://www.rutnin.com/en/about/ is well recommended and have used myself - very popular with Thai at less than major private hospital costs - very busy but well controlled queue system and English is fine.

This is an excellent hospital for eyes, the best in the country

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There used to be the Pattaya eye center behind Big C (old carrefour) Pattaya Kleang on soi Yumae. Dont know if it is still there its been a few years. May be someone else knows better.

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On 1/16/2022 at 4:57 PM, ivor bigun said:

once you know the system its easy ,and well worth it 

Can an appointment be booked by phone or do i have to join the scrum to get an appointment so 2 visits? I registered already last year

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4 hours ago, soisanuk said:

I had cataracts identified during an exam at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya (BHP) but it was not so bad that I wanted to have surgery. But as my vision continued to get worse with more frequent change in prescription for glasses.  I decided to have cataract surgery, which was done a few years ago by Dr. Srisuraj Sawang at BHP.  No complications and great vision afterward. 

 

 

What were the symptoms you had prior to surgery?

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I too would recommend Dr Nattawut, @eyeclinic whom I was seeing many times in Bangkok in 2020/21 for problems related to dry eyes and tearing. He is a good listener and will save you money in the long run. He set me on a path to better personal eye care that I feel confident has set me up for the rest of.my life without the need for doctors.

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