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LASIK EYE SURGERY

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) is a laser eye surgery which is performed to correct myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Lasik or laser eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery which is similar to PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). The surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser and microkeratome to correct eye’s cornea to improve vision.

LASIK EYE SURGERY CANDIDATES

Lasik eye surgery is recommended for people who have myopia, short- sightedness, hyperopia and astigmatism.

 

AM I SUITABLE FOR LASIK EYE SURGERY

If patients have following conditions, they are not recommended to have a LASIK eye surgery:

  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Having a thin cornea or large diameter pupil
  • Person who under 21
  • Other eye problems (cataract, glaucoma, etc.)

PREPARING FOR LASIK EYE SURGERY

Before lasik eye surgery it is better to stop wearing contact lenses and make up at least a couple days before the surgery. Contact lenses may cause damages on cornea and make up may interfere with surgery procedure.

HOW IS LASIK EYE SURGERY PERFORMED ?

After a detailed examination, the doctor numbs your eyes with anesthetic so that you will not feel any pain or discomforts. An incision point is determined after the eye examination and LASIK technician marked it. A flap is created over the eye surface and the surgeon folds it to reshape the cornea by using an excimer laser.

LASIK EYE SURGERY RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

There are no long term side effects of Lasik surgery, but still, a few small risks exist. Here are some potential risks:

  • Eye infection (it may even cause vision loss)
  • Dry eyes
  • Halos
  • Retinal detachment
  • Corneal membrane wrinkles
  • Ectasia

LASIK EYE SURGERY SUCCESS RATES

Lasik eye surgery is one of the most popular laser eye surgeries. The success rate of LASIK is %93.

LASIK EYE SURGERY IN TURKEY

Turkey has become a hub for medical tourism and every year thousands of international patients come to Turkey get a quality health care. The reason is that Turkey improved its medical infrastructure greatly, especially after the 2000s. Turkey is the second country, after the USA, who has the largest number of JCI accredited hospitals.  The private clinics are equipped with high technologies and have a well-trained staff. Turkey has been improving every day in the medical tourism market. The prices are lower compared to western European countries. To get a Lasik eye surgery in Turkey might be a good choice.

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