Ophthalmology (Eye Health & Eye Diseases)


Excimer Laser

Excimer Laser technology is the most common method applied to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism worldwide. It is also utilized in the case of corneal surface irregularities after a disease or trauma, corneal spots, corneal transplants and for correcting eye defects developing after a transplant.

Excimer Laser is an extremely fast, safe and absolutely painless method.

People with the following features may undergo laser operation.

  • Those at or above the age of 18 and wearing glasses or contact lenses
  • Those whose optical power has not changed by +/- 0.5 diopter in the last 1 year.
  • Those with myopia until -10 degrees
  • Those with astigmatism until -6 degrees
  • Those with hyperopia until +5 degrees
  • Those whose corneal thickness is adequate and corneal structure is suitable
  • Those who don’t have any systemic diseases such as diabetes, rheumatism
  • Those who don’t have any other eye disease
  • Those who aren’t pregnant.

Laser surgery takes about 5-10 minutes and people return to normal life the next day. It isn’t necessary to bandage the eyes after the treatment. It is essential that for the first 24 hours, the treated eye is not rubbed and showering is avoided.

Laser Technology

Lasik

In this method, a thin flap is created on top surface of the cornea, then excimer laser is applied to the surface of the corneal tissue revealed under the flap and eye’s optical power is corrected.

This method is performed without any needle and suturing process under topical anesthesia. The patient doesn’t feel any pain during and after the operation.

ILasik

ILASIK is a totally personalized method.

In the first stage, personal vision profile is prepared by Wavescan technology. Wavescan system creates a 3D map of your visual defects. Then, with personalized treatment process, a personalized treatment is designed using digital information received from this map.

Then, corneal flap is created using Intralase without knife. Information reflected from the light sent to the eye is detected by a special camera. This information is sent to the laser and the treatment planned is applied.

PRK

It is a method that involves ablation of epithelium, which is a membrane tissue in top part of corneal layer, from the surface, followed by laser application to the resultant area to correct a person’s vision.

PTK (treatment of corneal stain / disorders)

As a result of certain diseases or eye injuries, spots may develop on the cornea. In this case, a laser application called PTK is performed on the eye in order to remove these spots. For PTK application, it is essential that the spots are superficial. If the spots are in deeper layers of the cornea PTK cannot be applied; a corneal transplant is required.

PTK is applied in the following cases:

  • Eye injuries
  • That the cornea catches an infection
  • Hereditary corneal diseases
  • Corneal spots remained on the eye after a surgery
  • Corneal surface irregularities