Laser surgery is correcting corneal refractive defects such as, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Surgery makes you to see clear without glasses or lenses and provides a more comfortable life.
The suitability of your eye structure for surgery is determined by a detailed eye examination and tests performed with the latest technological devices. The purpose of laser surgery is, protect the eye health of the patient without using glasses or lenses to provide a more comfortable life.
SUITABILITY FOR EXCIMER LASER
Those who are over 18 years old, need glasses or lenses.
Those whose eye gradations have not changed more than 0.50 diopters in the last year.
Those with adequate corneal tissue thickness.
Those with myopia up to 10 diopters.
Those who have astigmatism up to 6 diopters, hypermetropia up to +6 diopters.
Those who do not have any other disease (become corneal pointed, eye tension) in their eyes.
As a result of the pre-examination and examinations, the eye structure can be treated with laser.
PRK (PHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMY)
PRK method is a corrective treatment like Lasik corneal refractive correction. Presently with the difference from Lasik method, PRK method does not remove the thin layer of cornea; The laser starts directly from the outer surface. PRK operation is a process of laser application to the underneath tissue by stripping the thin, living tissue called epithelium on the top surface of the cornea. The removed epithelium part refreshes itself then.
Lasik is a surgical method developed for the satisfactory and painless application of correction with excimer laser.
The Lasik method has 4 important advantages accordingly PRK;
Lasik is more painless from PRK for patient. On the day of surgery, the patient can have a little complains of stinging and pain. On the second day, complaints are decrease and disappear quickly.
The correction of vision is quite fast.
The patient would have a very satisfactory vision within a few days.
After surgery, the return of the number and the formation of turbidity in the cornea do not occur.
FEMTOSECOND (BLADELESS) LASER
Femtosecond laser is a new laser technology used in refractive surgery and treatment of corneal refractive defects such as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism. The most important stage of femtosecond laser surgery, a thin incision in the cornea with a flap opening process, is performed with the laser ray as bladeless at the desired level.
The creation of a flap by a laser ray instead of a sharp blade, reduces the risk. The creation of a flap by a laser ray instead of a sharp blade, reduces the risk. The femtosecond laser increases the success of the operation by providing the possibility of creating a personalized flap.
Femtosecond laser -because of being completely computer-controlled system and bladeless corneal flap required for LASIK - has been extremely reliable and with unprecedented precision laser. Fully computer-controlled laser-generated flap is performed as the desired thickness, the desired diameter, extremely safe, precise and accurate.
WHY SHOULD WE CHOOSE FEMTO LASIK?
For those whose corneal structure as applicable, we have excellent results, high success, low risk, flap formation at the desired thickness.
Femtosecond laser brings extra safety by eliminating the complications of mechanical microkeratome.
Since we have the chance to remove the flap with the desired thickness with femtosecond laser, we have the chance to apply lasik to our patients with thin corneal layer.
Since we can remove the thin flap with femtosecond laser, we can apply excimer laser to our patients with high refractive defect as well as myopia up to -10 degrees.
The cornea flap, which is cut by femtosecond laser, is positioned to its place after excimer laser and a better and more reliable flap is formed.
Femtosecond laser flap formation is painless and more comfortable. The risk of eye dryness after surgery with femtosecond laser is expected to be low.
In some eyes, corneal refractive defects such as myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, as well as "Aberration". This depends on the irregular chambers in the corneal layer of the eye, there are optical irregularities of the eye.
Aberrations may cause decreased night vision and visual acuity. In this treatment, known as the ''Eagle-Eye'', these irregularities in the cornea are determined by highly sensitive topography, and these chambers are corrected in addition to the other eye defects treatment of the patient. This treatment provides better visual acuity and night vision than the glasses which are used by the patient.
After the operation, your eyes do not closed down, you can return home immediately.
It is useful to spend a few hours resting after the operation.
If you have been treated with lasik or femtolasik, you can continue your life the next day. The use of protective sunglasses will be beneficial because it reduces the sensitivity of light in the first few days. Processes which are done without flep lifting like PRK, you will have stinging complaints in the cornea several days.
Do not rub your eyes or do not scratch your eyes.
It is necessary to use your drops as suggested way.
CAN THE LASER TREATMENT BE APPLIED AGAIN?
The process of laser to an eye again is related to the thickness of the cornea. If there is relapse and corneal thickness is sufficient, application can be made. These cases are usually those that have a high degree of correction or are overreacting. Since microkeratome is not used in the second laser process, the operation will be much more comfortable for the patient.
Sıkça Sorulan Sorular
Excimer Lazer ameliyatı ile ilgili bilgi verirmisiniz?
Lazer ameliyatı; excimer lazer cihazı aracılığı ile miyop, hipermetrop ve astigmat gibi kornea kırma kusurlarını düzelterek net görmenizi sağlayan bir ameliyattır. Lazer ameliyatında amaç; hastanın göz sağlığını koruyarak gözlük ve lense bağlı kalmadan daha konforlu bir hayat sunmaktır.
Ameliyat ne kadar sürüyor ve acı hissediliyor mu?
Tedavinin toplam süresi yaklaşık 15 dakikadır. Lazerin uygulanma süresi ise 15-20 saniyedir.
Operasyon sırasında gözümü kırparsam veya oynatırsam ne olur?
Operasyon sırasında gözü kırpmak imkansızdır; çünkü göz kapaklarınız operasyon boyunca kırpmamanız için ince bir telle aralanacaktır. Kaldı ki lazer gözünüze eye - tracker (göz izleme modülü) sayesinde kilitlenir ve gözünüzün tüm hareketlerini takip ederek ışınları yönlendirir ve tedavi kesintisiz olarak devam eder.
Lazer tedavisi iş ve sosyal yaşantımı ne kadar etkiler?
İlk gün bulanık görme ve gözlerde 3-4 saat batma yanma ve sulanma olması normaldir. Bu nedenle ameliyat olduğunuz gün araba kullanmanızı önermiyoruz. Ertesi gün iş ve sosyal yaşantınızı etkileyecek yan etki kalmaz.
Lazer tedavisi göz tembelliğini tedavi eder mi? İleride gözümde ortaya çıkabilecek başka bir hastalığın tedavisini ya da ameliyatını engeller mi?
Lazer tedavisinde amaç kişiye gözlük ya da lensle elde ettiği görmeyi, bu araçları kullanmadan elde etmesini sağlamaktır. Lazer daha önceden varolan göz tembelliğini tedavi etmez ve ileride oluşabilecek diğer göz hastalıklarının tedavisine ya da ameliyatına engel değildir.
Yeniden lazer tedavisi uygulanabilir mi?
Bir göze yeniden lazer uygulanabilmesi korneanın kalınlığı ile ilgilidir. Nüks varsa ve kornea kalınlığı yeterli ise uygulama yapılabilir. İkinci lazer uygulamasında mikrokerotom kullanılmadığı için operasyon hasta açısından çok daha rahat olacaktır.