Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK)
LASIK or Lasik, commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and an actual cure for astigmatism, since it is in the cornea. This advanced technique utilizes laser technology to reshape the cornea, allowing light to enter the eye properly and improving focus. At Tefac Clinics, we offer cutting-edge laser eye surgery in Turkey, combining expertise with state-of-the-art equipment to provide patients with clearer vision and a higher quality of life.
What is The Key Aspects of LASIK Eye Surgery?
- Vision Transformation: LASIK is designed to free individuals from the limitations of eyeglasses and contact lenses. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK allows light to focus properly on the retina, resulting in significantly improved vision.
- Precise Corneal Reshaping: The surgery is performed with remarkable precision using an excimer laser, allowing for accurate and customized adjustments to the cornea based on each patient’s unique vision prescription.
- Minimally Invasive: LASIK is a minimally invasive procedure that typically requires no sutures or incisions. This contributes to a faster recovery and minimal discomfort.
- Quick Results: The majority of patients experience improved vision within a day or two after LASIK surgery. Many individuals can return to their normal daily activities soon after the procedure.
Who Can Receive Laser Treatment?
- Stable Vision: To be a good candidate for laser eye treatment, your vision prescription should be stable for at least a year, meaning that it has not significantly changed during that time. If your prescription is still changing, it may not be the right time for the procedure.
- Age: LASIK and PRK are typically performed on adults, as the eyes are more stable in individuals over the age of 18. There is no strict upper age limit, but candidates should be at an age where the procedure is likely to provide long-term benefits.
- General Eye Health: Your eyes should be in good overall health, free from conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, corneal diseases, and retinal problems. Conditions like these may disqualify you from laser eye treatment, but alternative procedures or treatments may be available.
- Corneal Thickness: The cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, must have adequate thickness for the procedure. Thinner corneas may not provide enough tissue for safe reshaping. Your eye care specialist will measure your corneal thickness during the evaluation.
- Pupil Size: Large pupils can increase the risk of night vision issues after LASIK. Your surgeon will evaluate your pupil size to determine if LASIK is suitable for you.
- Health Status: Certain medical conditions, medications, and pregnancy can impact your eligibility for laser eye treatment. Be sure to discuss your full medical history and any current medications with your eye care specialist.
- Realistic Expectations: It’s crucial to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of laser eye treatment. While the procedure can significantly reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, it may not result in perfect vision for all activities. Your eye care specialist will discuss what you can reasonably expect.
- Eye Stability: Candidates should have healthy, stable eyes, free from any recent eye infections or injuries. Additionally, they should not have any issues with dry eyes, as this can impact the healing process after the procedure.
- Compliance with Pre-Operative Requirements: You must adhere to any pre-operative requirements set by your surgeon. This may include discontinuing contact lens wear for a specified time before the surgery.
Eligibility for laser eye treatment is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is essential to have a comprehensive evaluation by our experienced eye care specialists to assess your specific suitability for the procedure. We will consider your individual eye health, vision needs, and lifestyle to determine whether LASIK or another refractive surgery is the right choice for you. If laser eye treatment is not suitable, there are alternative vision correction options, such as implantable contact lenses or lens replacement surgery, that may be more appropriate.