Eye Treatmets

NO TOUCH LASER- Transk PRK

No Touch Laser There are very successful results in patients eligible for this method. Laser treatment methods are the most commonly used methods for removing eye defects. It is preferred due to the short treatment and recovery time.

About no-touch lasers

Laser treatment methods are designed according to the health problem in the eye. Laser eye surgery of many different types, are procedures that patients are absolutely  satisfied with. With these easy-to-use methods and without the need for surgical intervention, patients receive permanent, life lasting treatment. The number of laser treatment methods used for eye defects are increasing day by day.

laser treatment methods

• PRK-LASEK is a superficial treatment of the cornea. With the PRK method, the corneal epithelium is removed and with the LASEK method, a laser application is carried out on the area underneath.

• In the LASIK method, a flap in the corneal tissue is removed with a knife, and laser beams are applied to the tissue under the flap. It is a safe method used in myopia and hyperopia surgeries around the world and in our country.

• Intralase LASIK Laser: It’s called Femto-Lasik. It is the most advanced method of laser treatment for ametropia. With the computer-controlled systems, the cut required for LASIK is made by laser. The person’s corneal map is taken and a personalized treatment is carried out. The patient does not have to wear glasses any longer.

It is necessary to consider a few aspects in order to decide which of the laser treatments are suitable.

• The type of patient’s eye defect

• Of what size are the defects?

• Health status of the patient

• Eye structure

• Further factors, such as the patient’s age, are evaluated.

As with any health condition, a doctor’s evaluation is required to decide on treatment and surgery. For laser treatment, the person must meet the appropriate disease profile for the procedure. The doctor decides which of the laser treatment methods is used. After the necessary examinations of the patient’s eyes, the procedure is carried out, if suitable. For this procedure, the patient should usually be over 18 years of age.

What Is no-touch laser?

One of the methods to eliminate refraction problems in the eye is No Touch Laser.

As the name suggests, it is a treatment method that is applied without touching the eye. With this method, it is enough to focus on a distant light source for 50 seconds. It is used in patients with far or near vision problems. This method is particularly used in patients with a thin cornea or a steep corneal surface.

First, eye drops are instilled in the patient’s eyes, which produce an anesthetic effect.  The treatment process is completed in between 30-50 seconds. Both eyes are treated at the same time. This procedure is also used in patients who have previously had surgery. It does not matter whether the person has already had laser treatment or not. No pain is felt during the procedure. The lack of contact with the surgical method or device increases the safety rate of the procedure.

Trifocal Intraocular Lenses

Due to the structure of our eyes, there is a lens inside, which allows us to focus on a spot in the far and near at the same time. Thanks to the flexible structure of the lens and its ability to change its shape, it can can easily see far and near. With increasing age, the flexibility of the eye lens decreases. Trifocal intraocular lenses is an alternative that can be used in this condition.

With advancing age, the intraocular lens loses its transparency. The reason older people have cataracts is that the lens in the eye cannot change shape anymore. In addition, cataract is an eye disease that can be corrected with the applications of trifocal intraocular lenses. Cataract formation does not recur after the application of trifocal intraocular lenses. Due to the short duration of the procedure, the applications of trifocal intraocular lenses are now among the methods preferred by many people.

What are trifocal intraocular lenses?

Trifocal intraocular lenses are applied to people over 40-45 years of age, who do not want to wear glasses. For myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism it is one of the most preferred methods. Treatment of vision disorders, such as Trifocal intraocular lens application, is a procedure that can further be easily performed for cataracts and age-related visual disorders. It is a treatment method although known among people a”s laser or seamless treatment”. This procedure, performed in eye clinics, does not take long and is easy for patients to cope with.


Who can have a trifocal intraocular lens procedure?

Trifocal intraocular lenses are applied to people over 40-45 years of age, who do not want to wear glasses. For myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism it is one of the most preferred methods. Treatment of vision disorders, such as Trifocal intraocular lens application, is a procedure that can further be easily performed for cataracts and age-related visual disorders. It is a treatment method although known among people a”s laser or seamless treatment”. This procedure, performed in eye clinics, does not take long and is easy for patients to cope with.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Cataracts are defects that affect vision. It gives the feeling that patients are looking through a foggy surface. Although the age factor is in the foreground, it is a disorder that can also be caused by congenital visual defects or previous illnesses. It also manifests with some symptoms in your eyes. Some of these;

• difficulty reading

• blurred vision,

• double seeing,

• eyes are very sensitive to bright surroundings,

• yellowing and fading of colors,

• decreased vision over time

• experience glare in the eyes,

• reduced need for glasses,

• suffer from headaches,

• pain in the eyes

What suitable characteristics should patients have for trifocal intraocular lens surgery?

This operation is suitable for patients who have eye defects such as farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism and do not want to wear glasses.

• This application is used to fix near and far vision problems for people over 40 years old who wear glasses.

Apart from the indicated application features, this operation can also be performed on the recommendation of the ophthalmologist who has a special condition.

What are the advantages of trifocal intraocular lens surgery?

Trifocal intraocular lenses surgery is the surgery that many people prefer and that allows them to regain their eye health. These are the operations performed according to the decision of the ophthalmologist as a result of the assessment of the diagnosis and the examinations. These are the procedures that can be performed after the patient’s acceptance, after evaluating the person’s age, eye structure, vision speed, corneal thickness, lifestyle, general vision status and similar issues. In addition, the advantages of operating trifocal intraocular lenses can be enumerated in many titles.

• These surgeries are performed without direct contact with the eye.

• The operation does not cause pain.

• These surgeries can be completed in a short time.

• The patient does not need to be hospitalized.

• This surgeries do not cause dry eye.

• The patient gets used to the lenses within a few weeks

• This  treatment method archives the best results in terms of visual quality.

• It is an alternative treatment to laser treatment.

Excimer Laser

Excimer Laser

In Excimer laser treatment, a high-tech laser system, used in eye surgery, is applied to eliminate ametropia. With this laser treatment method, patients with visual impairments can be treated in the shortest possible time. After the laser treatment has been performed by specialists, the patient can do without glasses because now the lenses support the patient’s vision and life comfort increases significantly.

What is excimer laser?

An excimer laser uses a mixture of a noble gas (argon, krypton, or xenon) and a halogen gas (fluorine or chlorine), which with electrical stimulation and high pressure, emits coherent stimulated radiation in ultraviolet range. It has excellent sensitivity. Excimer laser is quipped with computer systems. It is the process of eliminating visual defects by using a device, in order to change the shape of the cornea, which is the transparent layer of the eye. During laser treatment, the tissue that makes the carbon bonds hold the corneal tissue together, is destroyed through evaporation. The perfectly adjusted laser is sent to the selected spot in the cornea, which will be slightly thinned. Thus, the desired value is achieved, by changing the refractive property of the eye-transparent layer.

This treatment method, which aims to eliminate eye defects, has been used worldwide for about 25 years without any problems. It has been used in our country for more than 20 years to correct eye defects and has taken its final form with many developments from the past to the present. Excimer laser technology has become a zero error and zero risk method.                                                                                            The laser treatment, which began with the PRK method for the first applications in history, has meanwhile undergone rapid development up to the Femtoasia method.

 There are many application methods in excimer laser treatment such as PRK, TPRK, Lasik, Ilasik and Intralasik.

• PRK; It is the first laser treatment method used. With this method, the epithelium, which has an extremely thin structure on the transparent layer of the eye, is scraped off with a scraper called a spatula. After the corneal surface his being cleared of the epithelium, in an area of 9 mm, a laser application is performed. The epithelial tissue scraped off during the operation later regenerates. After this method, pain occurs and a stinging lasts about 3 to 7 days. Full vision relief takes an average of 3 to 6 weeks.

• TPRK; With this method, the epithelium does not have to be removed as with the PRK method. This method shows less pain and faster recovery than the PRK method.

• Lasik excimer laser treatment method offers a painless solution that gives very good results compared to other methods. The advantages of this method over other methods are: it is a painless method compared to the PRK method, and the discomforts such as postoperative stinging and pain observed in the patients with the PRK method decrease or disappear within two days after using this method. The vision improvement is quite fast, the patient starts to see well after about 3 to 5 days. After the operation, it is not possible to return the degree of glasses or cause blurring in the cornea, the transparent layer of the eye. It can easily be used at 10 degrees and below to remove myopia, a distance vision defect.

  • ILASIK; It is one of the most advanced excimer laser treatments in use today. A computer-controlled corneal flap is created with a laser without a personalized blade and is applied together with wavefront therapy.
  • INTRALACELASIC; With this technique, which has the most advanced technology, a personalized flap is created with high precision without a knife using Intralase and applying excimer laser treatment.

Who Can Have an Excimer Laser?

Most visually impaired patients may want to get rid of their glasses or contact lenses for a variety of reasons. People in particular may need clear vision without glasses because of their jobs and careers. In some patients, the use of contact lenses is not possible due to the structure of the eye and environmental reasons, or there may be unfavorable conditions related to eye health.

On the other hand, people may not prefer to use glasses and contact lenses for reasons such as appearance or glasses and lens care. According to a study, three quarters of patients with visual impairment who wear glasses or contact lenses would like to be able to see without glasses and lenses, while the rest of the patients would not like it. Excimer Laser They indicated that this would be a good opportunity for them to combine their external point of view with practical operations such as To have the patient undergo laser treatment, the patient must meet the following criteria.

• be over 18 years old,

• The degree of the eye defect has not changed by more than 0.50 dioptres in the last year,

• The degree of eye defect of patients with myopia eye defect should not be more than 10 diopters,

• Patients with astigmatism do not have an ocular defect of more than 6 dioptres,

• Patients with hyperopic eye defects should have an eye grade not exceeding +4 diopters,

• The thickness of the outer layer of the eye, called the cornea, is sufficient

• Absence of known systemic diseases such as rheumatism, diabetes,

• None of the eye diseases such as glaucoma, caretoconus,

• According to the results of the preliminary examination and the detailed examinations to be carried out before the operation, the patient’s eye structure is determined. Excimer Laser If it is suitable for the operation, the person is treated with laser.

What are the advantages of excimer laser?

Widely used in the removal of eye defects Excimer laser There are many methods of treatment. Which method is used depends entirely on the preliminary examination and the examinations to be carried out. Below are the pros and cons of the laser treatment methods currently in use.

Advantages of the PRK laser method

1. It is applied to patients with an ophthalmic layer of 500 microns or less.

2. Since the corneal flap is not removed after the laser application, there are no corneal scars.

3. It is especially recommended for patients who prefer not to leave a trace.

4. Because the corneal flap is not removed, both the natural structure and the thickness of the ocular transparent layer are preserved.

5. Since no vacuum is applied to the eye during the treatment, the eye pressure does not increase, so the patient does not feel any pain during the operation.

6. It can be easily applied to patients whose corneal thickness is so thin that Lasik application cannot be performed and astigmatism patients with eye defect grade of -5.D for myopia and +4D for hyperopia patients.

Benefits of LASEK treatment

1. It can be used on patients with a corneal thickness of 500 microns or less.

2. Since the flap in the transparent layer of the eye is not removed, the natural structure and thickness of the cornea does not change.

3. Since no vacuum is applied during the treatment, there is no increase in intraocular pressure and no feeling of pain during the operation.

4. Because the flap is not removed, there is no scarring. For this reason, it is often preferred by patients who do not want scarring.

5. It is recommended by experts for those who are not suitable for Lasik treatment due to the thickness of the cornea.

6. It can be used for myopia -5.D, hyperopia +4D and astigmatism defects.

Advantages of the ILASIK method

1. A flap is created individually.

2. It can be applied to people who have too thin corneal thickness for normal Lasik treatment.

3. Possible scars on the flap are minimized.

4. It offers patients with severe visual impairment the opportunity to be treated with Lasik laser management.

5. The risk of the flap wrinkling or slipping is very small.

6. Patients’ recovery is quite quick and satisfactory.

7. It offers the possibility of forming flaps of desired width and thickness.

8. Wavefront treatment achieves clearer vision.

9. Headlight discomfort is less when driving at night.

Advantages of INTRALASE LASIK or Bladeless Laser

1. A mechanical (micro)keratome can be easily applied to people with a relatively difficult-to-manage eye structure and people with high astigmatism.

2. After the operation, vision will be clearer.

3. The laser is applied perfectly thanks to the flap specially made for the patient.

4. Thanks to computer-controlled technology, excellent precision is achieved when using lasers.

5. There is less pain both after laser application and after treatment.

6. Because it can allow for a thin flap, ILASIK application allows for patients who cannot use LAsik.

7. It offers LASIK laser application for people with higher visual impairments.

8. The risk of flap wrinkling and slippage is reduced and recovery time is shortened.

Eye AesthetIcs

What is oculoplasty?

Ophthalmic aesthetics is the branch of ophthalmology that deals with disorders of the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbit (eye socket). In the oculoplasty department, all kinds of treatments and applications of aesthetic surgery are performed, from eye bag removal to ocular prosthesis, from intraocular tumor surgery to botox, removal of wrinkles around the eyes, elimination of drooping eyelids, removal of eye bags , production of eye prostheses up to intraocular tumor operations.

Oculoplastic surgeries can be performed on people of any age whose needs have been identified by medical specialists. The purpose of the aesthetic surgeries that we perform in our hospital is to give people a younger, healthier and more natural look. For this reason, eyelid surgeries are performed by eye surgeons who know the anatomy of the eyelids and the principles of cosmetic surgery, which is extremely important.