Retinal Detachment Treatment Cost In Malaysia

Minimum Cost USD1800
Maximum Cost USD2200
  • Success Rate 72-92%

Cost of Retinal Detachment Treatment in Malaysia: Detailed Overview

Retinal Detachment Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 1800 to USD 2200. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from the layer of blood vessels that provides it with oxygen and nutrients. Retinal detachment is often accompanied by flashes and floaters in the vision.
One method of retinal detachment repair is pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a gas bubble is injected into the eye. The bubble presses against the detached retina and pushes it back into place. A laser or cryotherapy is then used to reattach the retina firmly into place.

Doctors for Retinal Detachment Treatment in Malaysia

The right doctor to consult for Retinal detachment is an Ophthalmologist.

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Listing approximate price of Retinal Detachment Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Min. Cost Max. Cost
Retinal Detachment Surgery USD 1600 USD 2400

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How much does Retinal Detachment cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Retinal Detachment in different countries is approximately:

Countries Min. Cost Max. Cost
India USD 800 USD 1200
Turkey USD 2000 USD 3000
Thailand USD 3200 USD 4800
Germany USD 4800 USD 7200
Israel USD 5200 USD 7800
Singapore USD 4000 USD 6000

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Retinal Detachment Treatment Cost

Before getting retinal detachment surgery, your doctor will conduct a retinal examination to investigate the back of your eye, including the retina. He will also do an ultrasound imaging to check if any bleeding has occurred in the eye. The package typically includes the cost of the tests and you won’t have to pay anything extra. 

Topical drugs used after the surgery include prednisolone acetate and difluprednate and they should be used three to four times a day for two weeks. The medicine cost is generally included in the package when the patient is in the hospital. On the other hand, if the patient buys medicines outside the hospital, they are not included in the package.

Retinal detachment surgery is an outpatient procedure and there is no need to stay in the hospital overnight. The patient has to rest for two to six months after the procedure as the vision may be blurry. 

There might be some complications after getting a retinal detachment surgery such as cataract formation, glaucoma, hemorrhage, etc. Hence the patient needs to follow the post-op care religiously and make follow-up appointments with their doctor in the month to avoid such cases. Any revision surgery or medicines will be an additional cost.

Insurance policies generally cover surgical eye procedures that help repair the function of the eye due to chronic eye conditions. Thus retinal detachment surgery may be covered under some policies. It is best to communicate with your insurance provider to know the exact details of your policy.

Retinoplexy is a non-surgical alternative to retinal detachment surgery in some cases. There is also the option of freeze treatment (cryopexy) or laser surgery, which are comparatively cheaper than surgery. Please talk to your doctor to know the most suitable treatment plan for you.

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Everything You Need to Know About Retinal Detachment Treatment: Q&A

Before the Procedure (11 Questions):

The most common cause of retinal detachment happens when there's a small tear in your retina. Eye fluid called vitreous can travel through the tear and collect behind the retina. It then pushes the retina away, detaching it from the back of your eye.

A detached retina is a serious problem because it can cause blurred vision and sometimes blindness if not treated on time.

You may be told not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery. Your provider will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery.

No, the surgery is not painful because it is done under anesthesia.

A vitrectomy is a procedure done to repair serious retinal detachments. It requires removing the vitreous gel inside the eye. The vitrectomy may release the tension on the retina, allowing it to move back into its proper position where it can be reattached.

Yes, you may need surgery immediately if you have got a detached retina.  In case of retinal detachment surgery there is presence of a small tear or hole in retina it can retina to lift just like wallpaper falling from a wall.

In retinal detachment surgery your doctor will put a flexible wand around the white portion of your eyes known as sclera and the band gently pushes gently on the sides of your eyes and moves them inward towards your retina which helps in reattaching the retina.

If a large part of your retina is being detached from your eyes, then you need to undergo surgery to move your retina back to its place. The treatment for retinal detachment works mainly if the detached retina is seen early.

Retinal detachment surgery is an eye condition which is seen when your retina, which is a layer of tissue seen at the back of your eye processes light and pulls away from the tissues near it.  As your retina doesn’t work properly you can notice permanent loss of vision if you don’t treat it.

Some of the symptoms of detached retina are flashes of light, new floaters and presence of darkness over your vision.

In retinal detachment surgery your doctor will give you an eye drop to widen your pupil and they will use a special tool to check whether your retina is detached or not.

During the Procedure (8 Questions):

Generally, the surgery lasts between 45 minutes to two hours.

Retinal surgery is usually painless and performed while you remain awake and comfortable. Before the procedure begins, you will be given anesthetic eye drops that numb the eyes.

No, the surgeon will not remove your eye to do the surgery. He will use tiny microsurgical instruments and place them through the white part of the eye.

Pars plana vitrectomy is the most common surgery performed for a retinal detachment.

Retinal detachment surgery is safe if done properly. Otherwise, it can provide permanent damage to your vision.

Retinal detachment usually takes 10-20 minutes to be done and surgical attachment of retina takes about one and half to two hours.

In retinal detachment surgery, local or general anaesthesia is being used. A gas bubble is being injected into the cavity of your eye, then pressure will force retina back to its position.

In retinal detachment surgery, surgeon will put a numbing medicine in your eye.  Then a tiny needle is being inserted into your eye to remove a small amount of fluid and then a small amount of air is being injected into your eye. At last laser treatment is used for repairing any holes or tears in your eyes.

Post the Procedure (9 Questions):

This will vary depending on how you feel. This time usually lasts one to three hours, depending on the duration of the surgery.

You may have some pain in your eye, and your vision may be blurry for a few days after the surgery. Your eye may be swollen, red, or tender for several weeks.

After 24 hours of the surgery, you can take a shower. Keep your head in a special position, face down, try to maintain this as much as possible while you are showering. Do not scrub your head vigorously. Avoid getting soap and water in your eye.

You may want to use a washcloth to wash your face gently. Wear sunglasses during the day. You may have to wear an eye patch or shield for a few days.

You should sleep on either side or even your front, but not sleep on your back as that would make the bubble move away from the macular hole.

If you get to know about a hole or tear in your retina but your retina has not started to detach then there is an option of laser surgery, in laser surgery surgeon points a laser beam into your eyes so that tiny burns are being created around the hole. It will cause tear to prevent from developing into a retina detachment.

It will need few weeks to check how good or bad your vision is after surgery. The best result is seen if the repair is done just before the center part of retina known as macula detaches. There are chances that in some cases you can loose your sight. If you notice any sudden changes in your vision or if you start seeing some dots appearing before your eyes or some flashes then you should immediately contact your doctor.

Retinal detachment surgery involves some of the risks such as infection, bleeding, higher pressure inside your eyes and presence of fogging of the lens in your eyes.

You should visit your doctor immediately if you see any flashes of light or any other changes in your vision. If you are having diabetes or high blood pressure then keep them in control because these will help in keeping the blood vessels in your retina healthy.

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