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Wandr
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I need this in one eye. Since the surgeon who did the other eye botched it (had to get subsequent surgery) I am being cautious. The first surgery was not in Chiang Mai, but in the south east. 

I am considering a Dr Paradee, at Sriphat. Any opinions about the surgeon or the hospital, or anything in general? If the opinion is inflammatory then maybe send me a message instead? 

Thanks much, I am understandably apprehensive. 

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6 minutes ago, Wandr said:

I am considering a Dr Paradee, at Sriphat. Any opinions about the surgeon or the hospital

She did both of mine there. All good after 6 years,  

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She did both of mine at Sriphat.  Well done, and that was a few years ago.

I still see her every 4 months for checkups for Glaucoma, which she has also kept in check.

 

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3 hours ago, transam said:

How was the eye lens replacement bodged, thought a simple procedure......?

My brother in laws was botched in the U.K. he lost his sight in the eye.

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16 minutes ago, PeachCH said:

How much now in Bangkok? 

68000 baht at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, they suggested claiming on my Health Insurance but as it’s a pres existing condition they would not pay for it.

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Has anyone used Dr. Rutchada Siriwanasan for Cataract Surgery?

 

Works at Chiang Mai Ram.

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17 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

My brother in laws was botched in the U.K. he lost his sight in the eye.

Did he sue the doctor/NHS?

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12 minutes ago, PeachCH said:

Oh thanks a lot, more than double as in Manila. 

There is a place in Pattaya, The Pattaya Eye Center, the consultant has worked a various hospitals. it doesn’t get very good reviews due to the the attitude of the consultant, very arrogant.

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about 12 yrs ago I had several complications with my eyes, after solving this the Cataract operation was a minor detail! all at Sriphat  dr Janejit, female specialist, she literally saved my life.

highly recommendable!

maybe dr Paradee came in her place! I would trust that whole department.

St Peter's on Superhighway I found to commercial and Ram-hosp to expensive!

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29 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

My brother in laws was botched in the U.K. he lost his sight in the eye.

Thanks!  I'm due to have one eye done on Tuesday (Europe).  I thought it was just a simple old thing. just half an hour and another half resting.

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1 hour ago, Jumbo1968 said:

My brother in laws was botched in the U.K. he lost his sight in the eye.

Tell me the facts, how was it botched...?

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5 hours ago, transam said:

How was the eye lens replacement bodged, thought a simple procedure......?

I had one done locally and he cut the lens capsule and could not clean everything out. Detached retina 2 months later

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2 minutes ago, GreasyFingers said:

I had one done locally and he cut the lens capsule and could not clean everything out. Detached retina 2 months later

Detached retina is a small risk of lens replacement procedure, not sure why or the facts behind it , perhaps all the different drugs before and after.

 

I cannot see how operating on the lens area could affect the retina..

 

Oh, I had a detached retina a few weeks after a lens change, nothing to do with the guys' apparatus, just unlucky, but I did have a detached retina about 20 years before in the other eye, seems I am a prize candidate...😉

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1 minute ago, Longwood50 said:

I went to Doctor Santa Methasari at Jomtien hospital.  He has outstanding credentials and speaks fluent English.  Cost right now is 39,000 baht for the single vision lens.  I had both eyes done and could not be happier.  

Jomtien Hospital is part of the Bangkok Hospital group.  Dr. Methasari also practices out of Bangkok Hospital but the cost is higher.  I have no idea.  The facilities at Jomtien are brand new and first class. 

You do have to make one trip to Bangkok hospital for a special machine that calculates the lens power.  1,000 baht for them to scan your eyes with the Zeiss machine and give the doctor the expected outcome with several different lens choices. 

Mine were a Johnson & Johnson lens so nothing off brand. 

The initial appointment to discuss is free.  After you go to Bangkok Hospital you then meet with the doctor who will confirm the lens choice and set the date.  After surgery you go the following day to have the eye examined.  Then again one week later and again 1 month later.  Finally a follow up 1 year later.  All the appointments, meds, and the surgery is included at 39,000 baht. 

For one eye, correct?

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I had both mine done at a Thai military hozzy just up the road from me.

 

Total cost for the 2 procedures, including x2 overnight hospital stay (the one part I didn't like) was around 38,000bht. (19,000 each)

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Just now, Longwood50 said:

Yes that is correct.   

I guess a buy one get one free promotion is out of the question. 

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7 minutes ago, transam said:

I had both mine done at a Thai military hozzy just up the road from me.

How long ago was that?  Before I discovered Jomtien Hospital I went to Queen Sirikit.  They were excellent in terms of the completeness of the examination.  However I was there for the entire day only to be told that my eyes were not that severe.  That is true.  However, I had problems at night with glare.  They indicated because of Covid now that they were scheduling surgeries they were doing only with severe eye problems and they could not do mine.  

Just as well, I don't think I would have cared to do all the follow up driving from Pattaya to Queen Sirikit. 

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3 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

I guess a buy one get one free promotion is out of the question. 

For the surgery yes, however you might consider this. 

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25 minutes ago, transam said:

Detached retina is a small risk of lens replacement procedure, not sure why or the facts behind it , perhaps all the different drugs before and after.

 

I cannot see how operating on the lens area could affect the retina..

 

Oh, I had a detached retina a few weeks after a lens change, nothing to do with the guys' apparatus, just unlucky, but I did have a detached retina about 20 years before in the other eye, seems I am a prize candidate...😉

It was directly related to the operation as the doctor warned me that it could happen. The hospital offered more surgery, a vitractomy similar to the detached retina operation, to treat the posterior capsule opacity but I was not prepared to give them a second go.

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