TOP 12 Ophthalmology Hospitals in Republic of Korea

Searching for Ophthalmology hospitals? Check the ranking of 12 Ophthalmology clinics based on 4 reviews, find 10 top doctors. The listing represents prices for 17 medical tests and 27 treatment procedures for Ophthalmology

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How much do Ophthalmology procedures cost in Republic of Korea?

Costs of ophthalmology procedures in Republic of Korea
Procedures Prices
LASIK eye surgery $1800 - $13000

The total cost is estimated individually and can vary according to the severity of illness, complications (if they occur), hospital type, and doctor’s qualification. You’ll get the exact price for ophthalmology procedures after medical tests and consultation with a doctor.

Highly rated Ophthalmology clinics in Republic of Korea

The hospitals ranking is based on 479 requests, 136 patient reviews, prices, and information from 12 clinics

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The Best Ophthalmology Doctors in Republic of Korea, remote doctor's consultation

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Pe Chong E
Busan , Republic of Korea
BGN Eye Clinic
( 5 reviews )
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Busan, Republic of Korea
BGN Eye Clinic
Gong Je Seong
Seoul , Republic of Korea
Severance Hospital
( 33 reviews )
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
Severance Hospital
18 years of experience
Ophthalmologist. Specialist in laser vision correction
Chong Gi Von
Busan , Republic of Korea
BGN Eye Clinic
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Busan, Republic of Korea
BGN Eye Clinic
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4 positive reviews on ophthalmology in Republic of Korea

Mikhail Apr 19, 2019
The patient was treated of cataract in BGN Eye Clinic

Excellent clinic BGn stay in the clinic went very well and successfully. Dr. Lee Dong Eun is a highly classy positive person specialist. He did everything perfectly well after the examination. He came with a cataract on both eyes, the right eye was hardly seen. I'm leaving my vision 100% for both eyes, thank you very much I am happy. The medical staff at the clinic works like a good watch. Attentive are courteous attentive very polite complete comfort. The single chamber is all that is necessary to eat cleanly comfortably. Especially about the coordinator of the clinic Valchenko Maria, a correct excellent specialist, a wonderful person with her does not arise, no problems can solve everything, thanks. Service satisfied everything went well. Well done good organization of success to you Отличная клиника BGn пребывание в клинике прошло очень хорошо и успешно.
Доктор Lee Dong Eun высоко классный специалист позитивный человек. Все что сказал после обследования сделал на отлично. Приехал с катарактой на оба глаза правый глаз практически не видел. Уезжаю зрение 100% на оба глаза большое спасибо я счастлив. Медицинский персонал в клинике работает как хорошие часы. Внимательны обходительны предупредительны очень вежливые полный комфорт. Палата одноместная все что необходимо есть чисто комфортно.
Особо о координаторе клиники Valchenko Maria корректный отличный специалист прекрасный человек с ней не возникает ни каких проблем все умеет решить спасибо.

Сервисом доволен все прошло успешно.
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Mariya Representative of BGN Eye Clinic Apr 23, 2019

Благодарим Вас за отзыв о нашей больнице, для нас очень важно мнение наших клиентов.

Anonymous Oct 31, 2018
The patient was treated of myopia in BGN Eye Clinic

The level and quality of medicine is quite high. The doctor is fully competent. I liked the work of the coordinator and the manager, directly in the clinic. It was not possible to be in the wards. Уровень и качество медицины достаточно высоки. Врач в полне компетентен. Понравилась работа координатора и менеджера, непосредственно в клинике. В палатах быть не довелось.

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Mariya Representative of BGN Eye Clinic Apr 23, 2019

Благодарим Вас за отзыв о нашей больнице, для нас очень важно мнение наших клиентов.

Irina Jun 23, 2017
The patient was treated of strabismus in Severance Hospital

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Questions and answers

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of eye diseases, partial and complete vision loss.

Pediatric ophthalmology is a subdivision of ophthalmology that studies the characteristics of children's vision. The child’s vision, unlike that of an adult, is constantly changing. Pediatric eye doctors study the features of a child’s vision changes and related pathologies.

What does an eye doctor treat?

Ophthalmologists in Republic of Korea correct not only vision impairments but diseases of the eyeball, eyelids, lacrimal organs, conjunctiva, and eyepit as well. 

The most common eye disorders an ophthalmologist can help you to cope with are:

  • nearsightedness (myopia) is a visual impairment when the image is focused in front of the retina and the person cannot clearly see distant objects
  • farsightedness (hyperopia) is a visual impairment when the image focuses behind the retina of the eye and a person cannot clearly see close objects
  • conjunctivitis — inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye (conjunctiva)
  • cataract — a clouding of the lens of the eye
  • glaucoma — increased eye pressure causing visual impairment
  • astigmatism — a violation of the shape of the lens or cornea.

How is the eye disease diagnosis carried out?

At the initial appointment, the ophthalmologist in Republic of Korea conducts an examination and computer vision diagnostics. To determine various visual impairments, the following eye tests are carried out:

  • autorefractometry (a measurement of the refractive power of the eye)
  • keratometry (assessment of the curvature of the cornea anterior surface)
  • non-contact measurement of intraocular pressure
  • corneal topography or photokeratoscopy (scanning the surface of the cornea)
  • ultrasound of the eye (necessary to assess the condition of the membranes of the eyeball, allows diagnosing changes in the retina and vitreous body, determination of intraocular neoplasms)
  • ultrasound biometry (determination of the length of the eye, the thickness of the lens, the depth of the anterior chamber)
  • pachymetry (measuring the thickness of the cornea using ultrasound)
  • direct and reverse ophthalmoscopy (assessment of the state of the retina, choroid, optic disc, macular zone based on examination of the fundus)
  • biomicroscopy (a method that allows examining the anterior and posterior parts of the eyeball with different lighting and image sizes). The study is carried out using a special slit lamp device.
  • gonioscopy (examination and assessment of the anterior chamber angle).

Comprehensive ophthalmologic diagnosis in Republic of Korea allows the ophthalmologist to identify visual impairments and latent refractive errors, develop the most effective treatment plan.

What are eye treatment methods?

To treat eye diseases, ophthalmologists use the following methods:

  • drug therapy — the use of drops, vitamins, injections to treat disorders
  • physiotherapy — considered the most effective in inflammatory diseases treatment 
  • eye surgery — used in cases when conservative treatment does not give the desired results.

What are the indications for eye surgery in Republic of Korea?

The most common visual impairments are considered glaucoma and cataracts. These diseases are dangerous because they can lead to a significant decrease or even loss of vision. Therefore, surgical intervention is often prescribed to eliminate these effects.

The surgery is also required for treatment of the following diseases:

  • refractive disorders
  • severe endophthalmitis (inflammation of the interior of the eye)
  • progressive severe visual impairment
  • astigmatism
  • concussion
  • inflammatory diseases
  • retinal detachment.

What are the methods of eye operations?

Ophthalmologists in Republic of Korea perform three types of operations:

  • surgery for medical reasons to preserve vision, remove a tumor or prevent the spread of infection
  • operations to eliminate refractive errors like farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism
  • plastic surgery to eliminate defects such as benign neoplasms, entropion, ptosis, or to change the incision and color of the eyes, remove bags under the eyes.

What are the most common eye surgeries in Republic of Korea performed?

The following operations are most often performed:

  • keratoplasty — corneal transplant in case of cornea defects and other serious changes
  • corneal cross-linking — an alternative to keratoplasty for keratoconus treatment at the initial stages
  • laser vision correction 
  • retinal laser photocoagulation
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) — myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism correction using an excimer ophthalmic laser
  • lens replacement surgery
  • cataract extraction with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation
  • glaucoma surgery.

What should you know about South Korea before the trip?


South Korean Won (you also can pay for services in dollars)

Best period for the trip

April, May & June or September, October & November.


Korean (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)


none required for stays under 90 days or less

Time difference with Europe

9 hours

Time difference with the USA

9 hours



Medical tourism center


Popular resorts

Gangwon-do, Gyeongju, Boseong, Jeju

What is the level of medicine in South Korea?

Healthcare is the key development sector of the Korean government. The Korean authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 1 billion a year for medical tourists attraction.

According to Mark Britnell, hospitals dominate the health system. 94% of hospitals are privately owned.

Why is South Korea trendy for medical tourism?

South Korea is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and US prefer treatment inSouth Korea to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. About 1 mln international patients travel to Korea annually. So South Korea is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

South Korea is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 40% on services in South Korea compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services are provided here?

In South Korea, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

Do I need a visa to South Korea?

Today, South Korea has visa-free agreements with 112 states. None visa is required for stays under 90 days or less. To stay longer in this country, you need a visa. What states need a visa for treatment in South Korea and what countries can cross the border free and easy read here.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to South Korea for treatment?

Visas for travel to South Korea require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds
  • insurance policy for a stay in South Korea (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.

What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures?

According to ASPS statistics, 17.7 mln cosmetic surgeries and 5.8 mln reconstructive procedures have been performed in 2018. Among cosmetic procedures the most popular are:

  • breast augmentation
  • liposuction
  • rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • eyelid surgery
  • tummy tuck.

Tumor removal, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, scar revision, hand surgery are the most common operations in the context of reconstructive surgery.

Procedure Republic of Korea Turkey Germany Israel
Treatment of cataract
Cataracts in Children - from 13040$ - -
Cataract - from 1840$ - -
Treatment of keratoconus
Corneal Transplant - from 8290$ - -
Treatment of myopia
Myopia Diagnosis + Excimer Laser procedure - from 1605$ - -
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