The vision correction through an excimer laser is a surgical technique that leads to the visual improvements of the eyes.
The laser works by permanently modelling the corneal curvature and correcting the visual defect. The mechanism of action consists in vaporizing the corneal tissue. The wavelength of the excimer laser is able to prevent the laser from penetrating inside the eye. Therefore, there is no risk of altering or damaging intraocular structures.
Who is this procedure for?
- Healthy people with stable visual acuity for one year
- Patients with myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism
- Patients wishing to get rid of glasses and contact lenses
- Dry eye
- Visual blurs
- Corneal ectasia
Intervention or treatment's duration
- About 15 minutes for both eyes
- Back to daily activities the day after the operation
- Removal of glasses or contact lenses immediately after the operation
- Full recovery after one month
What is Femto-LASIK for Vision Correction?
The Femto LASIK eye surgery is a minimally invasive ophthalmic procedure performed using the femtosecond laser. It is currently the most advanced and the safest surgical technique for the vision correction (treatment of optical defects).
Optical defects are conditions that prevent the light rays from focusing on the retina. They can be mentioned as follows:
It is the most common intervention in Turkey and Istanbul, and it is essential to correct the refractive defects.
The advantages of this technique are the rapid visual recovery and the absence of pain during the postoperative course.
Femto Lasik Eye Surgery in Turkey: Price & Reviews
The surgical procedure involves the creation of a corneal flap through the Femtolaser. The latter is employed to treat the visual defect in the deepest layers of the cornea with the excimer laser.
After the treatment, the flap is repositioned in the initial location. It naturally adheres in a few seconds as if it were a natural contact lens.
On one hand, with the traditional LASIK technique, visual correction can be performed through a mechanical blade (microkeratome). This aims to create the corneal flap. On the other hand, the Femto LASIK eye surgery does not involve any cutting as the corneal flap is created using the femtosecond laser.
As a result, this makes the entire procedure completely non-invasive. It also allows the surgeon to organize the Femtolaser according to the different and unique characteristics of each patient. It is characterized by its maximum precision, allowing the eye to maintain even more corneal tissues.
The technique allows the best eye doctors to calculate and accurately predict the results with significant reduction of the risk of error.
Risks and contraindications of Femto-LASIK Eye Surgery
Although Femto LASIK eye surgery is today the most sophisticated and reliable technique that is able to correct the optical defects. It is not possible to guarantee a perfect result or an intervention without complications. During the preoperative eye exams, the ophthalmologist evaluates the situation of each patient. Then he will inform him/her about any possible risks or additional limits.
Femto-LASIK is not recommended in case of eye diseases such as keratoconus, corneal degenerations, glaucoma, cataract, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy. If you are under 18 years old, you should not have this kind of intervention since your eyes are still evolving.
Femto-LASIK Vs Femto SMILE
There are many differences between Femto-LASIK technique and Femto-SMILE. Each treatment is officious, and has many advantages.
The Femto-SMILE is a newer technique which minimally invasive compared to LASIK.
What is Femto SMILE?
Femto SMILE (an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), is the most recent version of LASIK with lesser side effects. It is less invasive and only suitable for people with myopia and astigmatism.
If you are suffering from one of these refractive errors or both, you are a good candidate for this treatment.
What is the best option: Femto LASIK or SMILE?
They both are efficient and safe, however:
- Femto-LASIK has been demonstrating amelioration in vision correction at small pupil diameter.
- SMILE has been showing better vision correction than Femto-LASIK at lager pupil diameter.
It means that night vision might be more improved after SMILE procedure.
What is Presbyond Laser Blended Vision
The presbyond is a new method that is based on the use of lasers in order to correct vision defects. Besides, it allows our refractive surgeons to immediately expand the range of LASIK interventions and thus improve the ability to perform the surgery. Most patients who undergo this surgery are able to read from day one.
The suitability of the laser vision correction must be ascertained by an experienced ophthalmologist (eye doctor). He will be able to determine the best solution with a thorough and targeted examination.
Advantages & Side effects of presbyond Laser Blended Vision
Presbyond laser blended vision has some advantages and sided effects as well. The patient should be aware about what to expect after the procedure and must get prepared for it.
The advantages of presbyond laser
The treatment with PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision allows to reshape the cornea and obtain a clear vision at all distances. PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision is an effective tool in the treatment of a wide range of vision problems such as:
Side effects of presbyond laser & tips to prevent them
Once the eye is corrected, there might be some side effects that can be avoided, such as:
- Dry eyes;
- Extreme sensitivity to sunlight.
To avoid these unpleasant sensations, you should:
- Stop using contact lenses for the four weeks prior to surgery.
- Not wear makeup in the periocular region for three days.
- Use eye drops which are prescribed by your eye surgeon.
Vision Correction Laser Eye Surgery Cost
Thanks to its experience and professionalism, Turquie Santé always chooses the most effective and safest solution before acting on the problem using the best technologies. A good result is obtained through the acquisition of advanced technologies.
Femto LASIK eye surgery and PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision are performed in the best clinics and hospitals in Izmir, Bursa, Ankara, Antalya, and Istanbul at an affordable cost.
Cost of Eye Surgery in Turkey & Istanbul: The cheapest Price
The price should be based on the particular case of each patient. Regarding laser procedures, the cost includes all checks and any extra visits, which should be necessary for the 6 months following surgery.
Added to that, our partner clinics and hospitals in Turkey have revolutionized the world of refractive surgery by offering optimum comfort to the patient and concrete help to the surgeon.
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The refractive errors that can be treated with Femto-LASIK and the Presbyond laser with our ophthalmology clinics in Turkey are:
- Myopia (nearsightedness): when a patient cannot see well from a distance;
- Hyperopia (farsightedness): when a patient cannot see well up close;
- Astigmatism: when the patient has blurred vision of the contours of objects. This is due to the presence of several focal points in the eye, due to an abnormality in the cornea;
- Presbyopia: hyperopia due to loss of accommodation, caused by aging of the crystallin;
- Two or more combined ametropias.
The main difference between standard LASIK and Femto-LASIK is in the corneal flap incision. In LASIK, the flap is incised with the microkeratome (small surgical blade), while in Femto-LASIK, the corneal flap is incised with a femtosecond laser (a bladeless technology). Therefore, the risk of complications is reduced.
This treatment is contraindicated in case of:
- Keratoconus: a condition that corresponds to a deformation of the shape of the cornea (cone shape instead of a spherical shape);
- Unstable intraocular pressure (untreated glaucoma);
- Cornea that is too thin.
The success rate for Femto-LASIK and Presbyond laser treatment with our clinics in Turkey is 99%.