Best clinics of Correction of astigmatism in Turkey

Astigmatism results from an anatomical defect in which the cornea or the lens has a shape of a rugby ball. This would make the rays focus on two or many focal points which leads to a blurred vision.

Astigmatism is a refractive error that leads to a general visual difficulty from short or long distances. Focusing is often difficult and objects tend to have outlines that are not always well-defined. Fortunately, like other visual defects such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and presbyopia, this refractive error can also be corrected.

Who is this procedure for?
  • Patients with astigmatism

The Best Treatment for Astigmatism & its Cost in Istanbul

The type and the degree of this refractive error can define the best treatment for astigmatism.

This refractive error can be classified according to the position that the two focal lines have regarding the retina:

  • Compound myopic astigmatism: both meridians are myopic, so the two focal lines fall in front of the retina.
  • Simple myopic astigmatism, in which one meridian is normal and the other is myopic. So, one focal line falls on the retina and the other before it.
  • Mixed astigmatism, in which one meridian is myopic and the other is hyperopic. So, one focal line falls in front of the retina and the other behind.
  • Simple hyperopic astigmatism, in which one meridian is emmetropic and the other is hypermetropic. So, one focal line falls on the retina and the other behind.
  • Compound hyperopic astigmatism: both main meridians are hyperopic and the two focal lines fall behind the retina.

Astigmatism correction’s cost in Istanbul varies depending on the technique that is employed.

Causes & Symptoms of this ametropia

Astigmatism  is an ametropia (a refractive error) that is caused by an imperfection of the cornea's curvature that is slightly egg-shaped instead of being perfectly spherical.

A slight degree of astigmatism is common to all. However, our eyes have a natural and instinctive mechanisms of compensation. That's why we can return the focus to the right position and to correctly see both nearby and far objects. When this refractive error becomes more marked, it is necessary to make some kind of correction.

The most common symptoms of astigmatism are:

  • Eye fatigue
  • Burning in the eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Lachrymation
  • Headache
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision.

Is Laser Eye Surgery ( LASIK ) the Best Treatment for Astigmatism?

This ametropia can be corrected temporarily or permanently in Turkey and Istanbul. On one hand, temporary correction of astigmatism involves the use of either contact lenses or eyeglasses.

Toric Contact Lenses for this ametropia

In the case of contact lenses, Toric contact lenses have a curvature that corrects different types of astigmatism. In the case of eyeglasses, the lenses will be designed to exert a deviation of the light rays. This is crucial to overcome the problem of imperfect curvature of the cornea.

Both cases require taking care of both the hygiene of your eyes and the prosthesis you choose to use.

LASIK for Astigmatism

This type of refractive error can be corrected once for all. Laser eye surgery for astigmatism and its definitive is called Femto-Lasik surgery. The ophthalmologist recommends LASIK for astigmatism for those suffering from normal, moderate, or significant degrees of the refractive error.

To perform the intervention of definitive correction of astigmatism, the best eye doctors use two tools of the latest generation. They are particularly safe and remarkably precise: femtosecond laser and excimer lasers.

The ophthalmologist combines these two instruments to have a better result. The expertise and proficiency of an experienced eye doctor is without a doubt the key to the success of the intervention.

Advantages of Laser Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

The Femto-Lasik technique has a long and interesting list of advantages of both objective and subjective nature. Here are some of them:

  • Duration: it is performed in outpatient mode and lasts a few minutes.
  • Reliability: it is particularly safe and precise.
  • No pain: it is a painless operation, some anesthetic eye drops are sufficient.
  • Minimal risks: complication during and after the surgery are minimized.
  • Fast recovery: recovery after the surgery is faster than other surgical techniques.
  • Sense of freedom: the patient finally feels free to see well without having to wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • Increased self-esteem, patients feel more comfortable in working, and social relationships. Adding to that, it is more suitable for those who practice activities, such as sport.

Can you be myopic & astigmatic at the same time?

Astigmatism is a very common refractive error. Actually, almost every human being is astigmatic (90% of the world’s population). However, if your degree of astigmatism is under 0,6 dioptres, your vision will not be affected.

This ametropia can be combined not only with myopia, but also with hyperopia and presbyopia. Its correction involves the use of glasses with cylindrical lenses or refractive surgery. 

Diagnosis of this ametropia & its Cost in Istanbul

In the most difficult cases, it can be helpful to perform a corneal topography. The latter consist of a computerized examination that allows to obtain a map of the curvature of the cornea. Thus, all types of astigmatism can be correctly diagnosed. This defect should be controlled over time to check the complications and exclude the presence of eye diseases.

The costs of the diagnosis and the treatment are reasonable in our ophthalmology clinics and hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey.

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