LASIK, SMILE Eye Surgery Cost in Nepal (Refractive Eye Surgery)

LASIK eye surgery is the laser refractive surgery which is performed to correct refractive errors (Glass Problems). Few eye hospital is providing LASIK surgery service in Nepal.

LASIK Full form:

Full form of LASIK is Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.
LASIK eye surgery changes the shape of the cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses in cases of refractive errors.


SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a Laser vision correction beyond LASIK, a step towards flapless, minimally invasive laser correction. Among them PRK is first-generation, LASIK second generation and SMILE is the third generation. SMILE surgery has more advantage than LASIK. Now, most surgeons will perform SMILE surgery to correct refractive errors. 

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost in Nepal:

The cost of LASIK laser eye surgery in Nepal is starting from 65,000 to 100,000 approximate for both eyes depends upon the LASIK Surgery service providers.
In Nepal till May 2020, following eye centres, Hospitals are providing LASIK (refractive eye surgery services)

1. Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology 

Tilganga Eye Hospital is the first eye hospital in Nepal which has started LASIK surgery Service. Tilganga’s Refractive Surgery Unit has opened in January 2012 and offers the latest in laser technology for the correction of refractive errors.
As based on LASIK surgery information provided by Tilganga Institute of ophthalmology (Tilganga Eye Hospital) in their official website, “TIO is the first public hospital in Nepal to create a dedicated laser facility for the treatment of refractive error. Treatments include laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
Tilganga’s Refractive Surgery Unit is most popular in Nepal as well as abroad, On November 2019, Nepalese Star Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane went through LASER SMILE eye surgery at Tilganga eye hospital, Sandeep said that he was very satisfied with the treatment and was happy about choosing Nepal for treatment instead of abroad.
SAndeep lamichhane surgery
Nepalese Star Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane at TIO Refractive Surgery unit with Dr Shashwat Dhungel.

Cost of LASIK/ SMILE Surgery at Tilganga:

The current cost of the surgery is 80,000 per person. Above this, you will be charged NRS 110 as registration fee and Rs 3500 for Initial screening (consultation charges with the surgeon, optometrist and all test done within the department). If you need cross consultation you will be charged as per the TIO price list. 
Updated: 08-09-2020
Contact Information: 
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology:
Gaushala, Kathmandu
For Appointment, call us at (+977) 1 4484573, 4484574 Extension no 602 to book your appointment for initial screening.

2. Matrika Eye Center, Kathmandu

Matrika Eye Center is a newly established eye clinic to introduce advanced equipment for comprehensive eye care & management. It aims to provide quality care to the needy patient.

Matrika Eye Center is using SCHWIND AMARIS laser corrects vision through the top layers of the cornea, without suction, flap, or incision, and without the use of alcohol. SmartSurfACE is non-invasive, safe, gentle, and stress-free for the patient.

Matrika Eye Center focused on SmartSight is the most advanced femtosecond laser procedure without flap and is performed by Dr Kishore Raj Pradhan, one of the leading Refractive Surgeons at Matrika Eye Center.
Benefits of smart surf
Benefits of SmartSight:
  • Maximum safety
  • High-precision treatment
  • Fast attainment of good vision
  • Quick and easy procedure
  • Comfortable for the eye


Cost of LASIK Surgery at Matrika Eye Center Nepal: Starts from 75,000 + for Both Eyes 
Matrika Eye Center
Dhunge Dhara Marg, Ward no.9,
Old Baneswor Kathmandu, Nepal


3. NNJS, Biratnagar Eye Hospital

Biratnagar Eye Hospital is providing LASIK surgery service in eastern Nepal.  Since its start, in September 2006 Biratnagar Eye Hospital has progressed into an eye hospital widely recognized for delivering affordable high-quality eye care services to the economically poor and under-privileged people of the community.

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost in Biratnagar Nepal: Starts from 63,000 +

Biratnagar eye hospital surgery

Contact Details
Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh
Eastern Regional Eye Care Programme
Biratnagar Eye Hospital
Rani, Biratnagar-13

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