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Laser Eye Surgery

i-LASIK (Customized LASIK)

i-LASIK, which is a kind of laser eye drawing operation, is performed with Femtosecond Laser and Excimer Laser devices and applied in the following cases:

  • High astigmatism
  • Aberrations in the cornea (the deviation of the light beam entering the eye due to irregular defects in the cornea other than regular defects such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism)
  • Number left in the eye after LASIK
  • The patient has undergone eye surgery such as cataract and corneal transplantation

i-LASIK in Astigmatism Treatment

Standard LASIK treatment for high astigmatism and corneal aberrations can result in lower visual quality after surgery compared to patients without these eye defects. Nowadays, these aberrations are analyzed with Wavefront technology (which evaluates the reflections of the light beams sent to the eye and measures the deviations in the reference points in the eye) and this information is integrated into the device where the laser will be applied to eliminate the aberrations.
In this way, i-LASIK improves the vision level of people with high astigmatism and corneal aberration without glasses or contact lenses, and also improves vision quality. The treatment stages are the same as the standard LASIK treatment before and after surgery.
In the treatment of i-LASIK, complete correction of astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia is aimed.
Values below 0.50 after eye laser surgery with i-LASIK method are interpreted as successful and the patient does not need to wear glasses. In patients with high numbers, there may be a retention in the eye. Your doctor will advise you.

Am I Suitable for i-LASIK?

Persons over the age of 18 who have not had any changes in refractive error in the last 1 year are candidates for this treatment, and whether an i-LASIK operation can be performed can be determined by a detailed eye examination.
During eye laser examination, the thickness, slope and biomechanical strength of the corneal tissue to which the procedure will be applied are evaluated and keratoconus (a progressive disease where the cornea, which is the transparent layer in the anterior part of the eye is curved forward), is investigated for a condition that may prevent surgery such as cataract and severe eye dryness. .
In addition, eye slippage (strabismus) is evaluated and a detailed retinal examination is made to detect possible retinal tears and holes. If a retinal tear and / or hole is detected, retina specialists should evaluate the patient.
Today, refractive errors below 10 in myopia, 6 in astigmatism and 6 in hypermetropia are treated with i-LASIK.

i-LASIK Whom it does not apply?

  • If there is a structural defect in the cornea (keratoconus, corneal dystrophy, etc., which means that the cornea is genetically cloudy),
  • If the corneal thickness is not sufficient for surgery,
  • Severe dry eye disease or,
  • Eye pressure (glaucoma)

I-LASIK is not applicable.

Before i-LASIK Surgery

It is recommended that patients who wear contact lenses stop using their lenses 1 week before soft lens wearers and 2 weeks before hard lens wearers before i-LASIK examination and surgery. Before the planned operation, the patient should inform the patient physician if he / she has complaints such as burring or stinging in the eye.

What should be done on the day of the i-LASIK surgery?

Female patients should not apply make-up on the day of i-LASIK surgery. Since the operation is performed under topical anesthesia (with drug drops), the patient does not need to starve. A light meal can be eaten.

Steps of i-LASIK Surgery

The person does not feel pain during eye laser surgery, but the sensation of touch persists and briefly feels pressure in the eye during the procedure. The surgery is performed in two consecutive eyes in the same session. The steps of the process are as follows:

  • Dope your eyes with a drop of drugs.
  • Disinfect the eyelids and surrounding area and cover them with an adhesive, sterile drape. This cover partially covers your face but does not prevent you from breathing.
  • Eyelids are opened with a tool to keep your eyes open during surgery.
  • A thin flap is removed from the cornea with an automatic instrument (microkeratome). In this step, the instrument will apply vacuum to the eye and your surroundings will appear dark for a short time.
  • Corneal tissue under the valve is reshaped by laser application.
  • The valve is closed back to the laser-shaped corneal surface and your surgery is completed.
  • Drop an antibiotic drop into your eye. Remove the instrument that keeps your eyelids open.

The surgery which is performed lasts for a total of 10-15 min. takes.

After i-LASIK Surgery

There will be complaints such as burning, stinging, watering, blurred vision, pain in your eyes for 3-4 hours after surgery. Protective glasses are used on the day of surgery. Antibiotic, cortisone eye drops and tear drops will be used according to the advice of your doctor. Routine controls are 1st day, 1st month and 3rd month postoperatively, but if your physician considers it appropriate, it may change the frequency and duration of the check.

Considerations After Eye Laser Surgery

  • Do not rub your eyes for the first 24 hours after surgery, do not take a bath.
  • You can return to your normal life after the first 24 hours.
  • Have your controls performed as often as recommended by your doctor.

I-LASIK is not applicable.

Average length of stay 7 Days
Length of stay in hospital 3 Day
Operation duration 2-3 Hours
Anesthesia General Anesthesia
Recovery duration Duration of 2 weeks