To see the objects clearly, rays of light pass through the eye and focus on the retina, which constitutes the back wall of the eye. Lens inside the eye is responsible for refracting the rays of light to ensure the best focus. Retina receives the vision formed by the rays of light and sends it to brain through the optic nerve.
The most important symptoms of the fracture errors are low vision, pain and discomfort in eyes. Short-sightedness (myopia and hyperopia), farsightedness (presbyopia), difference between vertical and horizontal refractivenesses of eye (astigmatism) are the names of visual impairments. While vision focuses in front of retina in myopia, it focuses behind in the back of retina and a blurred vision occurs in astigmatism due to focusing on two different points.
Laser therapy is one of the latest treatment methods applied in the refractive errors of eye and eliminating the dependency to contact lens. While LASIK is the most common method, all other refractive surgical methods (iLASIK, WAVEFRONT LASIK-LASEK, PRK ,LASEK, Epi-LASIK, INTACS, Phakic IOL) with proven reliabilities are also being applied in our hospital.
Who can be applied to?
You will primarily be applied a detailed ophthalmologic examination and other tests. If you are currently using contact lens, soft lenses should be removed 1 week and rigid and gas permeable lenses should be removed 3 weeks before the examination. Your refractive defects and eye-glasses numbers will be determined firstly without and then with eye drops. Your intraocular pressure will be measured and particularly cornea and retina will be analyzed through biomicroscope in detail. The corneal mapping, corneal pachymetry, Schirmer test, day and night pupil size measurement and wavefront measurements showing the vision quality will be performed with our state of the art technology product device called PENTACAM.
The purpose of laser eye surgery is to protect the eye health of people and relieve them of glasses and lenses. The success rate of the operation varies from person to person according to the structure of eye due to it is not suited to each eye. Therefore, patient selection must be made correctly and patients must be informed in detail for a successful operation.
Besides, if you have a systemic disease and regularly used drugs during the examination, then you must certainly inform your doctor.
→ People at least 18 years of age,
→ whose visual impairments did not change more than 0.50 D in the recent year,
those with myopia up to -8 dioptrics,
hypermetropia up to +5 dioptrics,
and astigmia up to 5 dioptrics,
→ and people with sufficient thickness of cornea can undergo laser operation.
Who cannot be applied laser?
Laser must not be applied to
→ Patients with rheumatism,
→ Diabetic patients,
→ Pregnant women,
→ Breastfeeding mothers,
→ Those who previously underwent eye surgery,
→ Keratoconus patients,
→ Patients with eye diseases such as high eye pressure and cataract.
iLASIK is the state of the art laser technology used in our day and it is a new type of treatment administered with the combined application of forming corneal flap through the computer controlled personal IntraLase laser technology and the Advanced CustomVue (Wavefront) therapy, which is also a personal treatment. Everything in iLASIK is planned according to your ophthalmological findings and eye structure and a treatment is administered specially for you.
Besides being an FDA approved therapy, the iLASIK treatment is approved to be administered to NASA astronauts and fighter pilots in the U.S. Army. This shows that it is a type of treatment which ensures visual acuity for people who work in jobs requiring perfect sight like astronauts and fighter pilots. This treatment can easily be administered even in people working under heavy conditions which require very good sight.