LASIK Eye Surgery

Laser eye operations may eliminate your need for glasses and lenses due to myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, and presbyopia (need of a reading glass). Regardless of what they are called by marketeers (HD, femto, double tech, intra lasik, I lasik, etc. ) basics of all lasik surgeries are the same. A thin layer of the cornea (called a flap) is opened in different ways (with a blade, using alcohol, or with laser beams) and then a laser beam is used to reshape the cornea in a unique pre-specified pattern for each patient. In Ilasik operations this flap is opened with laser beams.

Smile LASIK Eye Surgery

The SMILE procedure is a newer technology to provide faster healing and better resistance to traumas. In the SMILE procedure, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue (lenticule) within the cornea. Then, with the same laser, a small arc-shaped incision is made on the surface of the cornea, and the surgeon extracts the lenticule through this incision and discards it. With the tiny lenticule removed, the shape of the cornea is altered, correcting nearsightedness. The corneal incision heals within a few days without stitches, and sharper vision occurs very quickly.

IOL  Eye Surgery

If your eyes are not suitable for laser operation due to your: cornea being very thin, diopter numbers are too high, and age is over 45-50 intraocular lenses (IOL) may eliminate your need for glasses or lenses. Even reading glasses… The basics of all intraocular lens operations are the same: A lens is made specific to your eye, and the surgeon places it in the eye from 1.8 mm to 3 mm without touching your eye lens. If you combine this operation with a cataract operation, then first your current eye lens will be removed. Then a new lens will be placed inside of your eye to correct the vision. Many lens options can correct all your short, long, and medium vision at once. Your surgeon will define which lenses to use or whether to do a laser operation with lens placement.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common refractive error that affects the shape of the eye’s cornea or lens, causing blurred or distorted vision at all distances. This condition occurs when the cornea or lens is irregularly shaped, preventing light rays from focusing properly on the retina. As a result, individuals with astigmatism may experience symptoms such as blurry vision, eyestrain, headaches, and difficulty seeing fine details. Astigmatism can occur alongside other refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). Fortunately, astigmatism can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK. Consulting with an eye care professional is essential for accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment options to address astigmatism effectively and improve overall vision quality.

Cataracts

Cataract surgery is a highly effective procedure for treating cataracts, a common age-related eye condition characterized by clouding of the natural lens. During this minimally invasive surgery, a laser is used to break up the cloudy lens, which is then removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This advanced surgical technique offers several benefits, including precision, accuracy, and faster recovery times compared to traditional cataract surgery methods. With cataract laser eye surgery, patients can experience improved vision clarity and reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

Risks of Laser Eye Surgery

While Laser Eye Surgery risks are generally considered a safe and effective procedure for vision correction, it’s vital to understand the potential risks and considerations involved. Similar to any surgical intervention, inherent risks exist, underscoring the importance of selecting a qualified and experienced ophthalmologist to minimize these risks.

Potential risks associated with Laser Eye Surgery include dry eyes, glare, halos, under-correction or over-correction, and the need for retreatment. Your ophthalmologist will discuss these risks with you during the consultation phase, providing detailed information on how they will be managed to ensure optimal visual outcomes.

Maintaining realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of Laser Eye Surgery is crucial. While the procedure can significantly improve vision and reduce reliance on glasses or contact lenses, individual results may vary based on factors such as eye health and corneal thickness. Your ophthalmologist will assess your unique circumstances and discuss achievable outcomes during the consultation, empowering you to make informed decisions about the procedure.

Laser Eye Treatment Side Effects

Lasik eye side effects can cause temporary side effects like dry eyes, glare, or halos. Rare complications include infection, overcorrection, or undercorrection. Choosing a reputable surgeon and following pre-and post-operative instructions help minimize risks for successful vision correction.

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The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

The LASIK eye surgery procedure is a precise and efficient surgical process that can transform your vision. On the day of the surgery, you will be administered numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The surgeon will use a specialized tool to hold your eye open, preventing blinking and movement. The creation of the corneal flap is performed using a femtosecond laser, which delivers rapid pulses of laser energy to create a precise and consistent flap. Once the flap is created, the surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea based on the predetermined treatment plan. The laser gently removes microscopic amounts of tissue, sculpting the cornea to correct your specific vision problem. After the cornea is reshaped, the surgeon repositions the flap, allowing it to naturally adhere to the underlying tissue.

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Lasik Eye Surgery UK Cost vs Turkey Lasik Eye Surgery Cost

UK LASIK laser eye surgery costs vary from £4,500 to £6,000. Opt for GM Care in Turkey for budget-friendly options, ensuring affordability with no compromise on quality. Enjoy personalized payment plans and flexible installments for accessible vision correction.

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Our European doctors define the best technique for this operation by combining the newest methodologies.

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For our clients, handpicked hospitals follow our strict high “Suisse” standards. So with us, you know that your operation will be done with high European quality.

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FAQs

Like all medical operations, laser eye operations have some level of risk.
Very rarely: Undergoing the surgery again due to over or under-correction. Need to wear contact lenses or glasses but at much lower levels than before.

Very unusually: corneal infection, problems with the cornea’s shape, making it impossible to wear contact lenses, decrease in contrast sensitivity, dry eyes, glare or haloes, light sensitivity, driving problems at night, reduced vision or permanent vision loss, scratchiness.

No, the operation of both eyes will be done one after the other on the same day.

During the operation no. After the operation:

  • ILasik: A slight stinging burning and lachrymation may be experienced for about 6 hours after the operation.
  • PRK: The patient may feel pain for 2 to 3 days after the operation as the eye surface is stripped.

To ensure patients suffer less, contact lenses may be applied to the eyes as protection.

No. Since laser operations are performed on the cornea, which is a veinless tissue of the eye, no bleeding occurs.

After Global Medical Care online consultation, your doctor will tell you whether you are suitable and if yes, to what kind of operations. You are free to decide which operation you want considering your budget and needs.

Your surgeon will gently prop your eyelids open for surgery. So you cannot blink even if you want.

This depends on the thickness of your cornea. For a natural result, after the operation, our hospitals aim for 250 microns of cornea thickness. A cornea with an average thickness can be corrected a couple of times.

Diabetes and hypertension, if controlled, may not pose any significant problems for these procedures. A detailed check-up will tell you more.

All of these names are either different names created for marketing or old technologies where blades are being used to open a flap. Nowadays there are newer technologies that cost the same. As Global Medical Care, we promise to eliminate all marketing bullshit and bring you the newest technology, we do not recommend any other techniques.

The best candidates are:

  • Between 18-40
  • Stable eye numbers for at least 1 year.
  • Not pregnant, not breastfeeding
  • Free from other systemic diseases such as rheumatism, diabetes, and allergy sufferers (in some cases we can define a specific procedure per individual basis.)

Yes, this is possible. Laser operation may be neither the cause nor a drawback for, any other eye treatment you may have in the future.

Yes. Laser operations can correct astigmatism.

Eye dryness may be experienced for a certain period after any laser treatment. However, eye dryness is controlled by the use of artificial tears. Eventually, the need for artificial tears will disappear gradually.

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon about what to do and what not to do before the operation. Here is general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and health history
  • If you are having surgery on only one eye, you can bring your contact lens or spectacle for the non-operative eye. If you bring your spectacle, you can remove the lens of the operative eye
  • On the day of your surgery, you should not wear facial piercings, necklaces, makeup (especially around the eyes), facial lotions or cream, perfume, cologne, or aftershave

It will not move, as our doctors will fix it after applying an anesthetic eye drop. As well our laser machines are equipped with an eye detection system, which will automatically adjust the procedure for small movements or stop the procedure if your body moves.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients are as follows:

  • There is no need for eye closure after the operation
  • You will be given a prescription for pain medication as well as antibiotics by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you
  • It’s normal to feel a mild sense of stinging, burning, blurred vision, and swelling in eyelids after the operation
  • You should not drive after surgery
  • Please be sure that you are not staying in a dusty environment
  • You should not apply to makeup at least 10 days after your laser eye treatment
  • You should not rub your eyes, wash your face, or take a bath in the first 24 hours of the operation
  • You can swim 20 days after your laser eye surgery.
  • There is no restriction on using cosmetic contact lenses after your laser treatment. But you must notice that it would be better to use lenses three months after your treatment and under the doctor’s supervision
  • You should start using your eye drops after the operation and you should continue this action intermittently until you go to bed
  • Drop your liquids into the upper eye by pulling your upper eyelids upwards

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for eye laser operations:
First Day:

  • You arrive at the airport and your driver will wait for you by the exit of the customs zone with a sign which has your name on it.
  • He will drive you to the hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure, you will leave your luggage in your room and meet your doctor in person.
  • Your eye surgeon will explain to you the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on the application that he is going to make on your eyes. You will have an opportunity to discuss your questions about laser eye operation and expectations from your surgery.
  • Then you will have your tests and checks to confirm your suitability for surgery.
  • Your procedure will be performed under local anesthesia.
  • Your doctor will do an initial check-up after the procedure.
  • And you will start resting in your room in the hospital.

Second Day:

  • Your doctor will perform a second check-up concerning the condition of your eyes. This will be your last check-up.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on an eye-drop routine.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but shopping or attending a city tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.
  • After your rest tonight in your hospital room you can travel whenever you want.

If you will have a PRK operation then your stay will be 4 days. You will be free on the second day after your doctor sees you and the third day, whereas you need to see your doctor again on the fourth day before you leave.

98% of our customers no longer wear glasses after the operation, as their values are between +/- 0.5D. Otherwise, a second eye correction operation is offered, free of charge. It is very rare that patients still have to wear contact lenses or glasses after the operation but with a much-reduced correction. As with all people, you may need to wear reading glasses from the age of 40.

No, but some implants require more specific after-surgery instruction. Your eye surgeon will discuss these details with you.
Generally speaking, you should expect at least a few of the following temporary side effects; irritation and discomfort, redness, blurred vision, rings or halo vision, and light sensitivity.

Not much time. Most patients leave with no eye patch, no stitches, and very little sign of having had surgery. That day, you may have some blurry vision but it will improve each day.

No. Your eye surgeon will give you numbing medications before and during the surgery. Occasionally, patients may feel pressure during the actual lens implantation but it is typically mild, lasting only for a few seconds.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please wait for these instructions to act, as yours may be different. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients are as follows:

  • There is no need for eye closure after the operation.
  • You will be given a prescription for pain medication by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you.
  • It’s normal to feel a mild sense of stinging in your eye in the first week. If you notice any unpleasant situations as soreness, bleeding, or blurred vision please contact your doctor
  • You should avoid eye contact with any soap or shampoo
  • You should not rub and pressurize your eye.
  • You should also ask your doctor about the risks and periods of sports like swimming, diving, and all other water sports
  • You should avoid hard body activities. Do not lift heavy objects.
  • You should start using your eye drops until you sleep at night. You should drop your eye liquids in equal time intervals
  • You should wait a minimum of 5 minutes for every different eye drop
  • You should use your eye drops into your lower eyelid by pulling it downwards

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon on what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please wait for these instructions to act, as yours may be different. Here is general guidance that our surgeons generally share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and medical history
  • On the day of your surgery, you should not wear facial piercings, necklaces, makeup (especially around the eyes), facial lotions, or cream

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for IOL operations:
First Visit :

  • You arrive at the airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of the customs zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to the hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure, you will meet your doctor in person.
  • Your eye surgeon will explain the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on the application that he is going to make on your eyes. You will have an opportunity to discuss your questions about laser eye operation and expectations from your surgery.
  • You will have your tests and checks to confirm your suitability for surgery and your lenses will be ordered for your exact diopter values.
  • You are free as of this moment till your lenses are produced. This may take a few days.
  • You will rest in your room.

Second Visit – First Day:

  • You will have your last checks to prepare you for surgery for one eye.
  • You will have your surgery and the operated eye will be closed.
  • You will rest in your room.

Second Visit – 2nd Day 

  • Your doctor will perform post post-operation check and open your eyes.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but shopping or attending a city tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

Second Visit – 3rd and 4th Day

  • You are advised to continue resting and avoiding heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping or attending a cultural tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

Second Visit – 5th day

  • This is the day when your second eye will be operated.
  • You will meet your doctor in person, and have your last checks to prepare you for surgery for the other eye.
  • You will have your surgery and the operated eye will be closed.
  • You will rest in your room.

Second Visit – 6th Day 

  • Your doctor will perform post post-operation check and open your eyes.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but as of now you may leave the hospital and travel back home.

Your surgeon will gently prop your eyelids open for surgery. So you cannot blink even if you want.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please wait for these instructions to act, as yours may be different. But the general guidelines our surgeons share, with their patients, are as follows:<

  • You will be given a prescription for pain medication by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you.
  • It’s normal to feel a mild sense of stinging in your eye in the first week. If you notice any unpleasant situations as soreness, bleeding or blurred vision please contact your doctor
  • You should avoid eye contact with any soap or shampoo
  • You should not rub and pressurize your eye.
  • You should also ask your doctor about the risks and periods of sports like swimming, diving, and all other water sports
  • You should avoid hard body activities after the cataract removal surgery. Do not lift heavy objects
  • You should start using your eye drops until you sleep at night. You should drop your eye liquids in equal time intervals
  • You should wait a minimum of 5 minutes for every different eye drop
  • You should use your eye drops into your lower eyelid by pulling it downwards

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon on what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please wait for these instructions to act, as yours may be different. Here is general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and medical history
  • On the day of your surgery, you should not wear facial piercings, necklaces, makeup (especially around the eyes), facial lotions, or cream

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for cataract operations:
1st Day:

  • You arrive at the airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of the customs zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to the hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure, you will leave your luggage in your room and meet your doctor in person.
  • Your eye surgeon will explain the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on the application that he is going to make on your eyes. You will have an opportunity to discuss your questions about laser eye operation and expectations from your surgery.
  • You will have your tests and checks to confirm your suitability for surgery and your lenses will be ordered for your exact diopter values.
  • You are free as of this moment till your lenses are produced. This may take from 2 days to 2 months based on the lens you will use.

3rd Day:

  • When your lenses are ready, you will again meet your doctor in person.
  • You will have your last checks to prepare you for surgery for one eye.
  • You will have your surgery and the operated eye will be closed.
  • You will rest in your room in the hospital or the hotel.

4th Day

  • Your doctor will perform post post-operation check and open your eyes.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but shopping or attending a city tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

5th Day

  • You are advised to continue resting and avoiding heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping or attending a cultural tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

6th day

  • This is the day when your second eye will be operated.
  • You will meet your doctor in person, and have your last checks to prepare you for surgery for the other eye.
  • You will have your surgery and the operated eye will be closed.
  • You will rest in your room in the hospital.

7th Day 

  • Your doctor will perform post post-operation check and open your eyes.
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but as of now you may leave the hospital and travel back home.

No, that won’t be necessary. In the past, when intraocular lenses were not yet developed, thick glasses had to be used. Nowadays, since we place a lens in the eye, the use of thick lenses is no longer necessary.

That would be unusual. Most patients are surprised when we tell them “Your surgery is over!” You are typically very relaxed from the sedation used and may even doze during the operation.

Modern cataract surgery rarely causes any bleeding. Topical anesthesia removes the risk of bleeding behind the eye as well.