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Contact Lens Surgery

What is Contact Lens Surgery?

Implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery is an effective, safe, and quick procedure that permanently corrects a patient’s vision. Contact lens surgery, also known as refractive surgery or vision correction surgery, is a revolutionary medical procedure that can reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This transformative approach offers individuals the opportunity to enjoy clear and unaided vision. At Tefac Clinics, we provide cutting-edge contact lens surgery in Turkey, combining expertise with advanced technology to enhance your quality of life.

What is The Key Aspects of Contact Lens Surgery?

  1. Visual Freedom: Contact lens surgery is designed to correct common vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism, reducing or eliminating the reliance on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
  2. Personalized Solutions: Each individual’s visual needs and eye health are unique. Our skilled ophthalmologists will assess your specific condition and discuss the most suitable contact lens surgery option, such as LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), or other advanced techniques.
  3. Advanced Technology: Tefac Clinics invests in state-of-the-art technology to ensure the highest level of precision and safety during the surgery. Our commitment to innovation means you benefit from the latest advancements in refractive surgery.
  4. Minimally Invasive: Contact lens surgery is minimally invasive, with quick recovery times and minimal discomfort. The majority of patients experience improved vision within a day or two of the procedure.

Common Vision Problems Addressed

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia): Individuals who struggle with distant vision can find relief through contact lens surgery, which reshapes the cornea to correct myopia.
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia): For those who have difficulty with close-up tasks, contact lens surgery can reshape the cornea to enhance near vision.
  • Astigmatism: Irregular corneal shape causing blurred and distorted vision can be corrected through contact lens surgery, providing sharp and clear sight.


Should You Wear Contact Lenses or Surgery?

Wearing contact lenses constantly puts your eyes at risk of infection, but if you choose laser eye surgery instead, once your eyes have healed you’ll be able to avoid these risks. Both options have their advantages and considerations, and the decision should be made in consultation with an eye care professional. Here are some factors to consider when deciding between contact lenses and surgery:

Contact Lenses

  1. Non-Invasive: Contact lenses are a non-invasive option for vision correction. They are placed directly on the eye’s surface and do not require surgery.
  2. Temporary: Contact lenses provide temporary vision correction. You can remove them at any time, and they do not permanently alter your eye’s structure.
  3. Versatility: Contact lenses are available in various types, including daily disposables, extended wear, and multifocal lenses, making them suitable for different vision needs.
  4. Ease of Adjustment: If your prescription changes, it’s relatively simple to switch to a new set of contact lenses.
  5. No Surgical Risks: Contact lenses do not involve the risks associated with surgical procedures.
  6. Maintenance: Contact lenses require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent infection and ensure comfort.
  7. Cost: The ongoing cost of purchasing contact lenses and cleaning solutions can add up over time.
  8. Potential for Discomfort: Some individuals may find wearing contact lenses uncomfortable or experience dryness or irritation.


Contact Lens Surgery (Refractive Surgery)

  1. Permanent Vision Correction: Contact lens surgery, such as LASIK or PRK, offers the potential for permanent vision correction. It reshapes the cornea to improve how light enters the eye.
  2. Freedom from Glasses and Lenses: Refractive surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses, providing more freedom in daily life and activities.
  3. Quick Results: Most patients experience improved vision within a short time after the surgery.
  4. Minimal Lifestyle Adjustments: Once your eyes have healed, you won’t need to worry about inserting and removing contact lenses or dealing with glasses.
What Are Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are thin, prescription lenses that are placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

Are Contact Lenses Safe To Use?

Yes, contact lenses are safe to use when prescribed and fitted properly. It is important to follow the instructions of your eye care professional regarding lens insertion, removal, and maintenance to minimize the risk of complications.

Are There Any Risks or Complications Associated With Contact Lens Use?

While contact lenses are generally safe, improper use or negligence can lead to complications such as eye infections, corneal ulcers, dry eyes, or allergic reactions. It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you experience any discomfort, redness, or changes in vision.

What Is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery, such as LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) or PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), is a refractive surgery procedure that uses a laser to reshape the cornea, correcting vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Work?

Laser eye surgery works by removing a thin layer of corneal tissue to change the cornea’s shape, allowing light to focus correctly on the retina, resulting in improved vision.

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe?

Laser eye surgery has a proven safety record when performed by experienced surgeons and in appropriate candidates. Like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks and potential complications, but serious complications are rare.

Are The Results of Laser Eye Surgery Permanent?

Laser eye surgery aims to provide long-lasting vision correction. However, the eyes can still undergo age-related changes, such as presbyopia, which may require additional vision correction methods later in life.

What Is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Neuro-Ophthalmology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of visual problems related to the nervous system, specifically those affecting the optic nerve, brain, and eye movement control areas.

What Treatment Options Are Available For Neuro-Ophthalmologic Conditions?

Treatment options for Neuro-Ophthalmologic conditions vary depending on the underlying cause. They may include medications to manage inflammation or neurological conditions, vision rehabilitation, prism glasses to correct double vision, surgical interventions to address eye movement disorders, and referral to other specialists for management of underlying systemic diseases.

What Should I Expect During A Neuro-Ophthalmology Appointment?

During a Neuro-Ophthalmology appointment, the specialist will conduct a thorough examination of your eyes and evaluate your medical history. They may perform additional tests, discuss your symptoms, and review any previous imaging or laboratory results. It is important to provide accurate information and ask any questions you may have.

What Are The Symptoms of Corneal Disease?

The symptoms of corneal disease can vary depending on the specific condition but may include blurred or distorted vision, eye pain or irritation, redness, light sensitivity, excessive tearing, foreign body sensation, and decreased visual acuity.

How Are Corneal Diseases Diagnosed?

Diagnosing corneal diseases involves a comprehensive eye examination, including a detailed medical history, visual acuity tests, corneal topography, slit-lamp examination, and sometimes additional tests such as corneal pachymetry, corneal confocal microscopy, or corneal biopsy.

What Are The Treatment Options For Corneal Diseases?

Treatment options for corneal diseases depend on the specific condition and its severity. They may include medications (eye drops, ointments), antibiotics or antiviral drugs for infections, corticosteroids for inflammation, lubricating eye drops for dryness, contact lenses, corneal transplantation (keratoplasty), or other surgical interventions.

How Do I Know If I Have Cataracts?

Common symptoms of cataracts include blurry or cloudy vision, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, and seeing halos around lights. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult an eye care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

When Is Cataract Surgery Necessary?

Cataract surgery is typically recommended when cataracts significantly affect your daily activities and quality of life. Your eye doctor will assess your individual case and determine if surgery is the right option for you.

How Long Is The Recovery Period After Cataract Surgery?

The initial recovery period after cataract surgery is relatively quick. Most patients experience improved vision within a few days. However, it may take a few weeks to fully adjust to your new vision and for any remaining blurriness or discomfort to subside.

What Causes Glaucoma?

The exact cause of glaucoma is not fully understood, but it is often related to a combination of increased intraocular pressure, impaired blood flow to the optic nerve, and other risk factors such as genetics, age, ethnicity, and certain medical conditions.

What Are The Symptoms Of Glaucoma?

In the early stages, glaucoma often has no noticeable symptoms or pain. It typically progresses slowly and can initially affect peripheral vision. As the condition advances, it may lead to tunnel vision, blurred vision, difficulty adjusting to low light, and, ultimately, central vision loss.

What Are The Treatment Options For Glaucoma?

Treatment for glaucoma aims to lower intraocular pressure to prevent or slow down further damage to the optic nerve. This may include eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy (e.g., trabeculoplasty, iridotomy), or surgical interventions (e.g., trabeculectomy, drainage implants) depending on the severity and progression of the disease.

How Often Should I Have An Eye Exam To Screen For Glaucoma?

It is generally recommended to have a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years, especially for individuals over the age of 40 or those with known risk factors for glaucoma. However, the frequency may vary based on individual circumstances, so it’s important to consult with an eye care professional.

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