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LASIK surgery in Turkey (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis)

LASIK also known as Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis is a procedure to improve a patient’s eyesight with using special lasers. Clinic Center offers affordable prices to patients who has eyesight problems and looking for a way to improve it. LASIK is done under local anesthesia and it only takes around 15 minutes to perform the procedure. Contact us today to learn more about LASIK procedure.

What is a LASIK surgery?

The surgery is done under local anesthesia. Surgeon uses a special device called femtosecond laser in order to cut a flap of the patient’s cornea. Next step is to reshape/remodel the patient’s cornea and lastly the surgeon puts back the flap without any stitches to its original position. The flap itself serves as a natural bandage and it keeps the eye protected. The cornea heals by itself quickly since there are no stitches. This LASIK treatment in Istanbul makes the light more focused to your retina which improves vision.

How is a LASIK surgery done?

Before the surgery starts, numbing eye drops are applied to your eyes. If you feel anxious your doctor may also give you some medications to calm you down. You will be positioned under a laser device and to keep your eyelids open a tool called lid speculum will be used. At this point your surgeon will request you to focus your eyes on a target in order to stabilize them.

The surgeon starts by making a flap on your cornea with a device called femtosecond laser, after that the surgeon curls back the flap with the purpose of accessing the cornea and removes unnecessary tissues with excimer laser, at this point you may feel some pressure which can be uncomfortable, although it is pain-free. This process is performed to each eye separately and takes around 5 minutes for each. The surgeon reshapes the cornea according to your vision problem (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism). Lastly, the surgeon puts back the curled flap to its original position to seal the cornea and leaves it to heal itself.

Who is a candidate for LASIK?

  • You should have healthy eyes.
  • Thickness of your cornea should be sufficient.
  • Your pupil size must be normal.
  • Your prescription must be within certain limits.
  • Your vision must be stable.
  • Patient must be over 18 years old.

Pregnancy will delay the surgery.

How to get ready for a LASIK surgery?

Your Clinic Center surgeon will perform a detailed eye exam to see if you are suitable for LASIK eyes treatment abroad. There are three main factors that determine your eligibility. Thickness of the cornea, vision problem; whether it is myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, and lastly the pupil size. Other examination tests will be done if the surgeon thinks it is necessary. It is important for the patient to tell his/her medical history and if he/she is using any medications. Another important thing is that you should stop wearing contact lenses before the surgery since it alters the shape of cornea temporarily and may give incorrect information about your eyes. You can contact your Clinic Center patient service coordinator if you have any questions.

How painful is a LASIK surgery?

LASIK treatment in Turkey is not a painful surgery, since your surgeon will use anesthetic eye drop before the surgery. After the surgery painkiller will be prescribed to you to control any discomfort. You may feel some discomfort for 1 day after the surgery.

What are the risks of LASIK?

Risks of LASIK eye surgery include:

  • Dry eyes. This is temporary.
  • Glare, halos and double vision. It will be difficult to see at night for couple of weeks.
  • Undercorrections. If laser removes less tissue than intended the result will not be good.
  • Overcorrections.
  • Astigmatism.
  • Flap problems. This may cause excess tears and infection.
  • Regression.
  • Loss of vision, rarely.

LASIK surgery results in Turkey

More than 8 out of 10 people who’ve undergone LASIK eye surgery in Istanbul no longer need to use their glasses or contact lenses for most of their activities. Your results depend on your specific refractive error and other factors. People with a low grade of nearsightedness tend to have the most success with refractive surgery. People with a high degree of nearsightedness or farsightedness along with astigmatism have less predictable results.

What to expect after a LASIK surgery?

Immediately after the surgery, your doctor will examine your eyes again to see if everything is okay. You will feel itchiness and burning sensation in your eyes but it is not intense. Your surgeon will let your rest for a while before leaving the operation room. It is expected to have blurry vision on the day of the surgery, but it will get better the day after. Most people notice the vision improvement the day after, although it takes up to several weeks to be stabilized. You will have a check-up appointment with your surgeon to evaluate your surgery and to be informed about aftercare. You will be prescribed medications and will be given instructions about what to do. You should follow these instructions in order for your eyes to be healed properly.

How long does it take to recover from a LASIK surgery?

Initial recovery takes around 12 hours, but it may change depending on the patient. Most patients have blurry vision for 24 hours. After 24 hours, your vision will be cleared. It is important to note that some patients may still experience blurry vision for several weeks, though it is temporary.

Advantages of LASIK surgery in Turkey assisted by Clinic Center

Clinic Center, registered in UK, offers the best prices for LASIK surgery in Turkey. There are several advantages of having LASIK surgery in Istanbul with Clinic Center. LASIK surgery in Istanbul with the assistance of Clinic Center provides you the best offer: Contact us now!

3 nights of accommodation at a 4-star hotel

All inner transfers with car

Personal host

Free check-up and regular follow-up

If you choose Clinic Center to assist you with your LASIK surgery abroad, you will have all these advantages.

LASIK surgery Cost in Turkey

LASIK surgery is an affordable procedure to improve eyesight. Each year thousands of patients have LASIK surgery done in Turkey for reasonable costs. Our experienced surgeons perform a great number of LASIK surgeries in Istanbul each year. Clinic Center, registered in UK, is supported by Turkish Ministry of Health and Economy, which enables us to provide better prices for our patients. Along with the best price, Clinic Center also offers special advantages when it comes to patients’ satisfaction. Contact us now to learn more about LASIK surgery in Turkey costs.

 

LASIK surgery recovery and aftercare

Your doctor will give you eye drops to use in the days after surgery, and it is important for you to use those drops instead of rubbing or scratching your eyes when they feel itchy. Rubbing your eyes can harm the flap created during surgery, and that can cause even more pain and complication.

After the first month has passed, you will move into an intermediate stage of healing. Your eyes will be in active recovery, and you may not notice symptoms of pain or discomfort from your surgery, but your body is still working to repair the damage done by the procedure. It is vital for you to continue to protect your eyes, so you can ensure that this healing process continues.

Fast Facts About LASIK

Procedure:Laser Eye Surgery / LASIK
Duration:15 Minutes
Stay:2 Nights Hotel
Anesthesia:Local Anesthesia
Recovery:2 to 7 Days to Return to Work
Side Effects:Temporary Visual Discomfort, Dry Eyes, Sensitivity in Eyes, Blurry Vision
Complications:Halos, Double Vision, Undercorrections, Overcorrections, Astigmatism, Flap Problems, Regression, Vision Loss, Infection
Exercise:1 Week – Light exercises (contact sports and swimming after one month)
Scars:No
Pain:Only Discomfort
Results:Immediate

LASIK surgery FAQ

Is LASIK safe?

The FDA recognizes LASIK as safe and effective. LASIK beam, which is non-thermal, is not harmful to the eye. Your surgeon can turn off the laser at any time. Precautions are taken in order to reduce any chance for risk. However, risks are associated with any surgical procedure.

Can I have both eyes done at the same time?

Our surgeons at Clinic Center do the both eyes at the same time with LASIK procedure.

How long does LASIK take?

Entire procedure will take around 15 minutes.

What happens afterward?

Your surgeon will place eyedrops and ointments. After resting for a while you can go back to your hotel. You will notice the improved vision immediately, and it will keep improving for weeks. If you have any problems or questions you can always contact your Clinic Center patient service coordinator.

When may I resume driving?

If you are feeling well, you can start driving again the day after the surgery.

Can I go back to work right away?

Another advantage of LASIK is that you can go back to work 1 day after the surgery. With PRK, many surgeons recommend two or three days of rest instead.

When may I go back to wearing makeup?

You can wear make-up typically 1 week after the surgery unless your surgeon tells you otherwise.

Disclaimer
The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. It is not advice on your specific needs and circumstances. It does not replace the need for you to have a thorough consultation, so you should get advice from a suitably qualified medical practitioner. Please bare in mind that as with all operations, there are risks involved in having cosmetic surgery.

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