Excimer Laser
(Refractive Surgery)

Nowadays, modern people demand comfortable vision and life quality by getting rid of glasses and contact lenses for both near and farsightedness. One of the methods used in this subject is the reshaping of cornea by laser. While this is the most common method in the whole world to treat myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism, lenses can be placed into the eyes which are not suitable for surgery

Who is suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

  1. Over the age of 18
  2. Increasing in eye number is stopped
  3. Having a sufficient thickness of the cornea
  4. Having myopia up to -10.0 D
  5. Having hypermetropia up to +6.0 D
  6. Having astigmatism up to 6.0 D
  7. Not having diseases like Keratoconus, glaucoma, etc.
  8. Not having systemic diseases like diabetes, rheumatic disease, etc.
  9. Finding the eye structure suitable for laser by practiced analyses

Laser Surgery in Our Clinic

Although there are several laser surgery methods (PRK, No-touch, SMILE, etc.) for correcting the refractive errors, the most used and the most experienced method is LASIK in the world. In our clinic, Femto Laser-Assisted Surgery (i-LASIK) is practiced bladeless(microkeratome) by using the most modernized systems with a very experienced surgery team. The most important advantages of this surgery are ‘security’ and ‘sensitivity’.

Wavefront Technology

Individual laser treatment is performed by this technology also known as “Eye of the Eagle”. Also correcting the aberrations apart from myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism increase the quality of vision.

Before the Laser Surgery

Stop wearing your contact lenses 3 days in advance. Firstly, a detailed eye examination is practiced and eye power is determined. Afterward, elaborated analyses including also corneal thickness and topographic maps of cornea are practiced. If factors causing lacerations, holes, etc. are detected in retinal examination, these areas must be treated by argon laser and excimer laser treatment should be delayed for at least 3 weeks.

  • When you come for the operation
  • Don’t put on makeup
  • Don’t perfume
  • Stop taking blood thinners

During the Laser Surgery

The operation is painless. Most of our patients have a comfortable operation. Eyes are only anesthetized by eye drops. The operation of one eye takes a couple of minutes. Staying in the operating room is about 15 minutes.

After the Laser Surgery

After the operation, you can return to your home. It is normal that you have watering, pain, sinking for 4-5 hours in your eye. Apply the eye drops as your doctor advises. Don’t massage the eye, don’t let it touch soap or water. It isn’t suggested you drive on the day you are operated. The first control examination is on the next day. After that examination, most of our patients go back to their work and daily lives. It is required you to apply the eye drops for 3-6 months.

 

FAQ about Laser Eye Surgery 

Is it Safe?

It is a safe surgery practice approved by FDA

Will my eye impairments be eliminated entirely?

The aim is gaining a comfortable life without glasses. It is aimed at you to see without glasses as much as you see with a pair of them. After laser surgery, %95 of myopias and %70 of hypermetropias stop using glasses.

May my eye power increase again?

If laser surgery is practiced while the eye power is still increasing, it may be required to wear a pair of glasses again. Therefore, eye power must be stable for at least 1 year.

Can I have a Laser Eye Surgery again, if my eye power increase again?

If your eye is suitable, you can have a Laser surgery for the second time.

Can one have cataract surgery in future after laser eye surgery?

You can have a Cataract Surgery after a Laser Eye Surgery.