Lasik eye surgery.

Lasik eye surgery in Iran


What is laser eye surgery or Lasik?

Lasik eye surgery is a refractive eye surgery for vision correction due to myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. LASIK is the abbreviation of laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.

All refractive eye surgeries are designed to correct and reshape your cornea.

For most people, Lasik provides a 20/25 vision score which is appropriate for daily activities. Few patients may need glasses after Lasik surgery for reading or driving at night at an older age.

Quick Information



Duration of operation

Hospital Stay

Minimum Stay in Iran

$450 (per eye)

General or local

About 10 minutes

Zero day

2-3 days


Definitions of LASIK operation and Femto-LASIK

femto-LASIK is the most effective technology available in the field of laser eye surgery. The first part stands for a very low thickness laser, which is the method used in this type of operation. femto represents technology that is the newest type of laser in this case. The femtosecond laser involves a microscopic thin flap incision on the corneal surface, then the excimer laser is used to correct any refractive errors. You can effortlessly and effectively treat eye dioptre scores between –12 and +6 with Femto-LASIK. In the case of classic LASIK operation, the cut is done with the small cutting blade, while in Femto-LASIK, the cut is done through the femtosecond laser. Both the excimer laser and femtosecond laser are generated by a computer.


Refractive eye surgery is a modern surgical procedure to correct refractive errors that makes the person needless to use glasses and contact lenses. There are, of course, various methods of refractive eye surgery, including LASIK, PRF, LAZ, epilysics, and FEMTOLASIK, one of the most up-to-date and modern methods. The basis of all these methods is laser surgery.

Refractive eye surgery is an outpatient procedure and the patient does not need hospitalization after surgery and can only perform daily activities one to two days after observing a number of health tips and medications prescribed by a physician.

Why LASIK Surgery is done?

If you are considering undergoing LASIK surgery, you probably wear glasses or contact lenses already. LASIK surgery may be a good option for treating the below vision problems:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia): this problem occurs when you clearly see the objects that are near to you, but you have a problem seeing objects that are further away and they look blurry. This vision condition happens when the eyeball is longer than normal or the cornea has sharp curves. Therefore light rays focus in front of the retina and they refract incorrectly. As the result, the distant vision will be blurred.
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia): in this condition, you can see the further objects clearly, but the vision of nearby objects is not clear. This problem occurs when you have a shorter eyeball than normal size or your eyes’ cornea is too flat so that the light focuses behind the retina instead of focusing on it. In this condition, even the distant vision can also be affected.
  • Astigmatism: this is a common vision condition, which causes a blurred vision of distance and near. In this problem, either the front surface of the eye (cornea) or the lens inside the eye has mismatched curves that disrupt the focus of near and distant vision.

Each of these conditions affects the vision and makes you do something to treat it. Your doctor will discuss the options with you and you can decide about doing different treatments.

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Are you a good candidate for laser eye surgery or Lasik eye surgery?

Before making a decision on Lasik eye surgery, consult with an ophthalmologist in an ophthalmology clinic to see whether you are a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery or not?

Ophthalmology specialists evaluate many criteria to figure out the appropriate candidate for Lasik eye surgery.

Age, general and eye health, history of past eye trauma, pregnancy, breastfeeding, eye dryness, usage of contact lenses, and cornea diameter are important criteria for Lasik eye surgery.

If your glasses or contact lenses number is progressive, you are not a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery. People with a thin cornea or eye dryness are not a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery.

What are the advantages of refractive eye surgery?

Refractive eye surgery is designed to improve uncorrected vision. Uncorrected vision is the patient’s visual capacity without using corrective lenses. Over 96 percent of patients with moderate to low myopia have achieved a 20/20 level of vision after initial refractive eye surgery. This is a visual capacity similar to what contact lenses provide. After an enhancement procedure (if needed), this percentage increases to 99 percent. However, one should notice that not all patients will experience perfect vision after refractive eye surgery.

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How much is Lasik eye surgery cost in Iran compared with Lasik eye surgery cost in other countries?

Nowadays, medicine is globalized and most issues like Femtolasik eye surgery can be treated in different parts of the world. However, every year many people go to Iran to receive Lasik eye surgery treatment there. Some important reasons for most patients are the high quality of the therapy and the significant role of costs compared to other countries.

Generally, Lasik eye surgery cost in Iran is one-fifth of Lasik eye surgery cost in other countries while the quality is compatible with countries such as the USA and Germany.

  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Georgia 170% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Turkey 200% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in South Korea 370% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in India 125% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Thailand 235% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Australia 570% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in the UK 790% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Germany 680% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in UAE 345% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Canada 390% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Spain 500% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.
  • You can find the average cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in the USA 455% higher than the cost of Femtolasik eye surgery in Iran.

What are the different types of refractive eye surgery?

  • LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses)
  • LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis)
  • FemtoLasik or femtosecond (blade-free Lasik)
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • Femtosmile or ReLEX SMILE: stands for refractive lens exchange or clear lens exchange. This method is the last Lasik eye surgery technique.
  • Ultra Lasik: is a newer technique compared with Lasik in which a very thin flap of the cornea (100 micrometers) is taken and optimized by software to correct refractive eye vision problems depending on the patient cornea condition such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism.
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How do LASIK operation and Femto-LASIK work?

They operate through the principle of tissue disruption. The surgeon during LASIK operation and Femto-LASIK use infrared laser energy to create a model of a very small space and overlap below the corneal surface. The laser operates at a very high speed. These very strong laser pulses cause the corneal tissue to dissociate at the molecular level without causing heat or contact with the surrounding tissue. The complete corneal flap is formed as the laser moves up and down the eye. After the flap is created, the surgeon raises it with a specially designed tool. The excimer laser is then used to cut the thin corneal incisions and perform the refractive correction.


How long does it take to do Lasik eye surgery?

Laser eye surgery or Lasik eye surgery takes approximately 10 minutes. Depending on the amount of correction of the cornea, the laser takes just 20 to 50 seconds to correct your vision. You need to stay at the clinic for an hour and a half on your operation day.

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Eye care after Lasik eye surgery

Lasik eye surgery is an operation with a high success rate and few post-surgery complications. You will discharge to the ophthalmology clinic on the same day after surgery. You may need to use pain medications. You should avoid direct sunlight for 3 days after Lasik eye surgery and wear sunglasses. Don’t rub your eyes and administer eye drops as prescribed.

How much does the refractive eye surgery cost?

The answer to this question directly depends on the type of service that patients choose. Usually, refractive eye surgery can be classified into two groups: advanced custom waveform surgery and standard procedure. All of which have their individual costs. On top of these expenses, patients should also consider pre and post-operation visits and consults with the doctor.

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How much does Lasik eye surgery cost in Iran compared with other countries?

Lasik eye surgery cost depends on many factors including the severity of refractive eye errors, other vision errors, type and technique of procedure, surgeon’s skill and experience, operation in a private or public clinic, and the region of the country.

The type of your vision error influences the Lasik eye surgery cost, for example, Lasik eye surgery for the correction of astigmatism is more expensive than other visual errors.

Lasik eye surgery cost for an international medical traveler includes preoperative detailed eyes examination, postoperative detailed eye examination, Lasik eye surgery, hotel accommodation for 4 nights, transportation, and a translator.

The average refractive eye surgery cost in Iran 2020 varies depending on the type of the procedure:

  • LASIK: 800 – 1000 $
  • R.K: 1000 – 1200 $
  • Femto-LASIK: 1500 – 1800 $
  • ReLEx SMILE: 2000 – 2200 $

Travel costs including accommodation, transportation, translator, visa, etc. vary depending on your desire.


Lasik Eye Surgery Costs in other Countries

The average cost of Lasik eye surgery is between 1500$ to 3000$ per eye in the USA.

The average cost of refractive eye surgery per eye in the USA is 2000$ for LASEK, 1800$ for PRK, 2200$ for c-LASIK, and 2500$ for OPDCAT LASIK.

The average cost of Lasik eye surgery is 1350$ varies between 1100$ to 2050$ in Turkey.

The severity of vision errors and operation types influence the total cost of eye surgery. As an example, in India, and Delhi, eye surgery cost varies from 70.15$ to 2402.93$.

Lasik eye surgery cost in Dubai varies from 1861.21$ to 2177.94$.

Lasik eye surgery cost compared with eyeglasses or contact lenses cost in a 10 years period is more affordable and economic.

Eye laser surgeries can be performed on people with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. According to new research, the results of refractive eye surgeries are generally the same after the end of the recovery period, but in eyes with a high refractive error and the cornea is sufficiently thick LASIK and Femto-LASIK are preferred.

Difference between LASIK operation and Femto-LASIK

When using Femto-LASIK, the surgeon knows in advance what form, thickness, size, and capacity each flap will have. This is important when treating higher refractive errors. When using a surgical razor in LASIK, only after the incision does the physician know how the flap will be. Eyeball measurements are less important for LASIK operation and Femto-LASIK eye surgery.


What is refractive eye surgery by the FemtoLasik method?

Refractive eye surgery, also known as FemtoLasik, is a rather modern surgical procedure that was introduced first in 2004. Refractive eye surgery by the FemtoLasik method is a painless and safe version of LASIK, and NASA approved it in 2007. During the refractive eye surgery by the FemtoLasik method, surgeons open the top layer of the cornea by using a femtosecond laser. They open a small circular lid on the top layer of the cornea, called a flap, and fold it aside.

Refractive eye surgery is performed to treat and correct amblyopia, myopia, and astigmatism. This surgery is one of the fastest ways to correct refractive errors that have very rare complications. In Femto-LASIK surgery, a thin incision is made in the cornea and a laser is applied to the surface of the cornea. During the surgery, the patient is awake and does not feel any pain. When the cornea is cut, the doctor asks the patient to look at the flashing light above his head. This light was the femtosecond laser, which is currently the best type of laser. Because each laser pulse lasts about 10 to 15 seconds, the tissues around the cornea do not become damaged.

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How safe is refractive eye surgery?

Most of the studies have shown that refractive eye surgery has a minimum level of risk. However, refractive eye surgery is done on a very delicate part of the eye where the occurrence of some risks is potentially possible.

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Refractive Eye Surgery Benefits

  • Rapid recovery of the patient: As stated above, the patient can perform her daily activities one to two days after the femtolasic procedure. After refractive eye surgery, the person’s vision becomes normal within 24 hours. In other types of surgery, the patient has little pain after surgery.
  • Highly Acceptable Outcome of Femtolasik surgery: After the surgery, myopia is corrected by 12 diopters (the unit of measurement for lens power). Other laser surgery techniques like PRK may cause corneal opacity in people with a score above 7. These methods may also lead to eye numbness and decreased vision and corneal opacity. It should be noted that the PRK method is only capable of correcting 5 to 6 diopters.
  • Possibility of repeating refractive eye surgery: If the desired result is not achieved or the number of eyes returns to preoperative years, the operation can be repeated. The speed of recovery is similar to the first operation.
  • Long-term stability: After Femto-LASIK surgery, the eye number is fixed within 3 to 6 months and then changes slightly.
  • Rapid corneal repair: During surgery, a thin layer of corneal incision is completely healed after a few days and firmly rested. Unlike PRK, there is no change in corneal strength and resistance in the Femto-LASIK procedure.
  • Refractive eye surgery by the Femto-LASIK method does not cause eye opacity. This is one of the most common complications of PRK.
  • No need for long-term medication after Femto-LASIK surgery: Eye drops prescribed to prevent eye infection and dry eye should only be taken for two weeks.
  • The rate of vision correction is satisfactory, and about 96% of patients undergoing LASIK or Femto-LASIK are satisfied with the outcome.
  • You will heal in a shorter period of time and your vision will improve much faster. The visual results are great.
  • Postoperative pain and discomfort are low.
  • The recovery period is short and the vision improves within a few days after this operation.
  • Years after surgery if the vision needs to be corrected, if the corneal thickness is sufficient, the operation can be repeated by lifting the flap.
  • During LASIK and Femto-LASIK operations, the laser exerts less pressure on the eye. This means that the patient will experience very little discomfort.
  • LASIK operation and Femto-LASIK results are excellent and most patients do not need glasses or lenses after surgery.
  • LASIK operation reduces the risk of infection and inflammation.
  • When the corneal flap is cut, the risk of complications is very low.
  • Larger treatable surface for increased stability
  • It reduces the rate of re-treatment
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Does insurance cover the costs of refractive eye surgery?

This depends on the country and the insurance company you choose. In some cases, refractive eye surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure. For instance, in countries such as Canada and the United States, it highly depends on the insurance company policies, but usually, it is not covered. In contrast, refractive eye surgery is fully covered by European and Asian insurance companies.

How painful is the refractive eye surgery?

At the beginning of the refractive eye surgery, the patient will get topical anesthesia by using an eye drop. This helps in creating numbness in the eyes to eliminate the pain during the entire procedure. After applying the vacuum ring by the surgeon, patients experience a slight pressure, and their vision will fade away for a few seconds. After the refractive eye surgery, usually, patients describe their feeling and vision similar to how it likes when one opens his or her eyes in a pool with chlorine water.

People who have a thin, dry eye and cornea are not recommended to do refractive eye surgery. It is also not suitable for eye problems caused by aging.

Local anesthesia is usually used in refractive eye surgery and no complete anesthesia is required. Usually, this surgery does not require hospitalization, but you should not drive for several days.


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