Laser Eye Surgery in Turkey
Laser eye surgery, often referred to as LASIK eye surgery, is the most popular eye surgery in Turkey. We commonly perform LASIK surgery to correct vision problems. So if you are done with wearing eye glasses and contact lenses, LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery can be a great alternative for you.
Today, many patients prefer to have laser eye surgery in Turkey. ClinicExpert Hospital uses the best and most up-to-date techniques, devices and equipment for its patients and has more than 10 years of experience in health tourism. Send us a message via Whatsapp for a free consultation on LASIK surgery in Istanbul, Turkey and we’ll get back to you within seconds.
What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?
Laser eye surgery (laser vision correction) helps patients to improve their eyesight, and therefore allows them to forgo the use for glasses or contact lenses. During the surgery, we use a special type of cutting laser to precisely reshape the tissue at the front surface of the eye to improve vision. Thus, your eyes can focus better. Laser eye surgery can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
Who Is Suitable for the Laser Eye Surgery in Turkey?
Wearing glasses for so long might get boring after a while. Especially in your young adult years you may feel like glasses are making you look old. Even if wearing contact lenses may seem like a better idea at first, than wearing glasses, they do have their difficulties in use. First of all, contact lenses may not be suitable for everyone’s eyes. Even when it is, it still has disadvantages such as having to be removed before going to sleep and causing dry eyes.
Laser eye surgery is suitable for people over 18 and whose eye numbers have remained the same in the last 1 year (8-10 in myopia, 5-6 degrees in astigmatism and hyperopia). For laser surgery, the transparent (cornea) layer of the eye should be of normal thickness and shape.
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How to Prepare for the LASIK (Laser) Eye Surgery in Turkey?
Laser eye surgery is a simple operation. Still, there are some things you can do to better prepare yourself before surgery. Our advice to our patients who will have LASIK surgery in Turkey is to do the following:
Remove your contact lenses completely
Contact lenses can change the shape of your cornea. That’s why you need to completely stop wearing them for at least a few weeks before your surgery.
Arrange a companion
You will need someone to accompany you before and after your LASIK surgery. Right after surgery, you might feel the effects of medicine we have given to you before surgery. Thereby your vision may be blurry for a little while.
Skip eye makeup
Don’t use any eye makeup product, including cream, perfumes or lotions on the day before and the day of your surgery. Your doctor may also instruct you to clean your eyelashes a few times a day before your laser eye surgery, to prevent debris and minimize your risk of infection.
What Are the Types of Laser Eye Surgery?
Today, different types of eye lasers are performed, including standard LASIK, FemtoLASIK (intraLASIK), i-LASIK (personalized laser), PRK, No Touch PRK, SMILE laser, LASEK and epiLASIK. Our specialists will guide you on which type is the best for you during your initial consultation.
Who should not have laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is not recommended for individuals who have unstable vision, are under the minimum age requirement (usually 18 or older), or are currently pregnant or nursing. It is essential to consult with a qualified eye care professional to determine your specific eligibility for the procedure.
Does laser eye surgery hurt?
During the laser eye surgery procedure, you should not experience any pain. Before the surgery, numbing eye drops are typically administered to ensure your comfort. Some individuals may feel slight pressure or a sensation of discomfort, but the procedure itself is generally painless.
How does laser eye surgery work?
LASIK works by using a laser to reshape the cornea, correcting refractive errors and improving vision.
How long does laser eye surgery last?
The results of laser eye surgery are typically permanent. The cornea is reshaped during the procedure, and this new shape generally remains stable over time.
Is laser eye surgery safe?
Laser eye surgery is considered safe and has a high success rate for the majority of patients.