Laser Eye Surgery

The laser eye surgeries are performed by the specialist physicians that are an expert in their field across the world and improve visual impairment such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is a FDA-approved and reliable method that is used for the refractive surgery all over the world. The laser eye surgeries have been performed since 1980s, do not incorporate any risk for blindness or lead to any disorders in the future. The laser eye surgeries are performed by the specialist physicians that are expert in the field and in the reliable healthcare institutions and do not require hospitalization. An average laser eye surgery takes around 2-3 minutes for each eye.

Who can undergo a laser eye surgery?

  • Individuals over 18 years of age that wear glasses or lenses,
  • Those whose optical power has not changed more than 0.50 diopter within the last one year,
  • Those who are short-sighted up to -10 diopter and astigmatic up to 6 diopter,
  • Those who are farsighted up to +4 diopter,
  • Those who have a cornea of sufficient thickness,
  • Those who do not have diseases such as diabetes mellitus or rheumatism.
Those who are not eligible for laser eye surgeries:
  • Pregnant women,
  • Those who have dry eyes and corneal deformity,
  • Those who have active ophthalmitis,
  • Those who have diseases such as diabetes mellitus or rheumatism,
  • Persons younger than 20 years of age (because development of an eye is completed at the age of 20, and eye number is expected to stop at that age).

In addition to this, the preliminary tests and examination will help your physician to decide whether you would undertake a laser eye surgery.

Will my eye number be reset when I undergo laser? How long will vision correction last?

After the laser surgery, it is intended that patients are able to see without glasses. A diopter of 0.5 or less is considered successful. If you undergo laser when your vision has just begun to deteriorate, you may have to wear glasses again. Therefore, your vision has to be stable for minimum one year. After a laser surgery, those who are nearsighted do not wear glasses by 95%, and those who are farsighted do not wear glasses by 70%.

Can a person who has undergone a laser surgery have a cataract surgery?

A laser surgery will not prevent or lead to any eye treatment you may have in the future.

How long does it take to have a laser surgery?

A laser surgery is completed approximately in 5-10 minutes.

By what does the type of laser surgeries vary? How could I find out what type of laser surgery is appropriate for me?

A laser surgery is determined with respect to the eye shape and eye numbers of a person. Those who are found to be eligible for laser surgery as a result of tests performed before surgery can be treated by treatment methods for which their eye shape is appropriate.

My eye numbers are low, can I still undergo a laser surgery?

Anyone who needs to wear glasses but do not want to wear them can undergo a laser surgery if their eye shape is suitable.

What you should consider after treatment?
  • It is not required to cover eyes with a bandage.
  • The eye drops prescribed after treatment must be used in accordance with the prescription given by doctor.
  • You should not touch your treated eye or eyes or have a bath during the first 24 hours.
  • You can resume your daily routine 24 hours after surgery.
  • It is normal to have a mild stinging feel and watering during the first couple of hours.
  • It is useful to have periodic doctor controls after the treatment.
How long would it take to resume daily routine?

Usually, you may return to work on the following day. Regular use of your drugs as prescribed by your doctor is as important as the surgery itself. We recommend you to wear a pair of sunglasses as the sunrays may disturb your eyes. You can do any sporting or social activities like walking, cycling or doing aerobics. You may fly on a plane. However, you should not swim in a pool or sea for approximately 20 days to be protected from any infections.

Will I have pain after the laser surgery?

You may experience pain, stinging or watering for around 6 hours after a laser surgery. You may have a pain for 2-3 days after a laser surgery that requires stripping eye surface such as LASEK, and PRK. You need to wear protective contact lenses after the laser surgery for you to feel less pain.

Would any bleeding occur during the laser surgery?

A laser surgery is performed on the cornea, which is a tissue of eye without blood vessels, therefore there will not be bleeding during the surgery.

It is said that those who have undergone a laser surgery have dry eyes, is this true?

The problem of dry eyes may be experienced for a while after a laser surgery. This is controlled by using artificial teardrops.

Astigmatism cannot be eliminated by a laser surgery, is this true?

A laser surgery is performed to eliminate astigmatism as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Astigmatism cannot be eliminated by a laser surgery, is this true?

A laser surgery is performed to eliminate astigmatism as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Can I go undergo a second laser surgery?

A laser surgery is intended to reduce eye numbers to + / – 0.50. If it is found that you have still impaired vision during the control performed minimum 6 months after the first operation, all examinations and tests will be repeated.