Lasik in Istanbul - Process


Before coming, make sure

  • To remove your contact lenses (soft lenses at least 2 days, ideally 1 week, hard lenses for 3 weeks before)

…That you are not:

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • A keratoconus patient

  • A patient having immunological disease (AIDS etc…)

  • A diabetic patient with an unregulated blood sugar level.

  • A patient having connective tissue or vascular disease (abnormalities in the healing of the wounds)

  • Taking pills such as Accutane, Amiadorone or high doses of steroids.

1st STEP
Besides your medical history, a detailed eye examination, videotopography (corneal map), 3D analysis of the anterior segments of the eyes and ultrasonic pachymetry for evaluating corneal thickness are necessary tests for us to plan your LASIK procedure.
From this data if we deduct that a custom ablation will work better for your eyes, then we may proceed to another test: aberrometry or wave-front analysis. Generally this is the case for people with irregular astigmatism, previous history of eye trauma or complicated vision correction surgery.


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During the eye exam, we instill drops into your eyes to widen the pupils in order to see the back part of your eyes better. Also for obtaining a reliable value of your refractive error we put drops that temporarily stop your accommodation. This may cause a blurry near vision and sensitivity to light for a few hours. In contrast to many hospitals and laser centers in Turkey, we always use eye tracker for every patient. For eye tracker to work properly the pupil should be in its natural shape and size. Because of that, we wait for at least 4 hours between the initial eye exam and the laser procedure. So if you plan an overnight stay, it is advisable to make sure that your plane arrives in Istanbul before noon.


2nd STEP      

This is the laser procedure step. Before the procedure, you will be thoroughly informed about the procedure. We will prepare you by explaining to you the procedure through the patient's point of view.
Our psychiatry and NLP trained doctor will provide you the support you'll need in the laser room. This service is unique in Europe and exclusively available to EyeSTAR patients. Besides the best LASIK results, we want you to remember your LASIK experience as a pleasant one. We recommend to you to bring the CD or tape of the songs that relaxes you. We will play it during your LASIK procedure. We may also hold your hand if this helps you feel safe and comfortable. These are a few of the many things we do to make you have an enjoyable LASIK journey. During the procedure we encourage you to talk and express yourself. Our staff can speak English, German, French and a little bit of Spanish. For other languages we can provide you a translator that will be with you all the time throughout your LASIK journey. So please let us know beforehand your request for a translator.
Don't worry! We will do our best for a happy LASIK experience. You won't wait hours and hours. Don't worry for your hygiene since we strictly follow GLP (Good LASIK Practice) rules created by EyeSTAR. We are aware of the centers and eye hospitals in Turkey and around the world made just for profit and don't care about hygiene and even expose their patients to greater risks like AIDS and Hepatitis. We, at EyeSTAR, have not encountered even one case of the mildest eye infection. As an EyeSTAR patient, you will be treated as a VIP and your operation will be done at conditions exceeding many famous centers in the US. The drops you'll need after the operation will be provided by us.   

3rd STEP

Generally after the LASIK procedure a few hours of discomfort is anticipated. Normally this discomfort has been described as a foreign body sensation in the eyes, burning and tearing. But thanks to our new medication regime our patients do not report to us any of these complaints but sometimes some tearing. We recommend to our patients to sleep after the LASIK procedure. In fact this is why we prefer doing our procedures in the evening.

"The Wow Day":

You will especially enjoy the next day since nothing compares to infuse the view of Bosphorus with your own eyes while tasting a cup of Turkish coffee. Then you will really appreciate the miracle of LASIK at EyeSTAR.

We schedule another eye exam after the LASIK procedure in order to make sure that everything is fine. After this eye exam, you are done. In case of need, we can provide you a complimentary ride back to the airport.

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