Lasik, Lasek, PRK, No touch, TransPRK

Excimer Laser

Femto Lasik, PRK, TransPRK


**Expertise and Advanced Equipment:**

At Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital, we take pride in having some of the most experienced surgeons in the country, led by Professor Mahmut Kaskaloglu, a pioneer in laser surgery with over 44 years of experience. Our doctors have between 11 to 17 years of specialized experience in Laser Vision Correction. We use the latest Alcon WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser, equipped with a fast eye tracker system, ensuring accurate positioning of the laser beam for customized ablation, tailored to your specific needs. Additionally, our surgeons utilize the Intralase and Alcon LenSx femto lasers to create precise corneal flaps during the procedure, ensuring a minimally invasive and gentle surgery.


**Understanding Femto LASIK:**

Femto LASIK, short for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea using an excimer laser. The goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce your dependency on glasses and contacts, correcting common vision problems such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a corneal flap using a femtosecond laser, followed by the application of laser pulses to reshape the cornea. The flap is then repositioned, allowing for a rapid recovery and minimal discomfort.


**Suitability for Femto LASIK:**

To determine your suitability for Femto LASIK, your doctor will conduct a thorough eye examination during your initial consultation. While individual needs vary, the following are general guidelines for suitability:

– You should be at least 18 years old with stable eye prescriptions.

– Pregnancy or nursing may affect eye measurements, so it’s advised to wait for three months after breastfeeding to undergo the procedure.

– Certain prescription drugs may impact eligibility, which will be discussed with your consultant surgeon.

– Good general health is essential, and the surgeon may advise against LASIK for patients with specific medical conditions.

– For nearsightedness, prescriptions up to -8 to -9; for long-sightedness, up to +3 to +4; and for astigmatism, up to -6D may be considered suitable for Femto LASIK.


**The Surgical Process:**

The Femto LASIK procedure begins with a routine eye examination and corneal topography. Eye drops are used to anesthetize the eye for comfort. During the surgery, the femtosecond laser creates a corneal flap, and the excimer laser reshapes the cornea’s curvature. The flap is then repositioned. Our high-speed eye tracker ensures precise treatment even if there is any accidental eye movement.


**Post-Surgery Recovery and Comfort:**

Most patients experience very good vision within 3-4 hours after LASIK. Recovery may take longer after LASEK, PRK, or TransPRK. We provide protective glasses for use after surgery, and you will be prescribed eye drops for one month. Pain after the procedure is usually minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. With our 30 years of experience, we have developed effective regimens to increase your comfort and decrease post-operative discomfort.


**Long-Term Results and Repeat Treatments:**

For many patients, laser eye surgery provides lifelong freedom from glasses and contacts. However, natural changes in your prescription can occur over time. We offer repeat treatment options for any age group should your vision change following laser eye surgery.


**Risks and Considerations:**

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with Femto LASIK, LASEK, PRK, or TransPRK. Our experienced professionals at Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital will discuss these risks and alternatives with you during your consultation. You will receive a detailed consent form with all the necessary information before the surgery.


**Contact Us for Your Personalized Consultation:**

We encourage you to contact us with your spectacle or contact lens prescription and any other relevant eye information. Your age and individual needs will be considered during your consultation to determine the most appropriate laser treatment for your eyes.


Discover the possibilities of clear vision with Femto LASIK at Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital. Our experienced team of doctors, led by Professor Mahmut Kaskaloglu, is committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and personalized solutions.

After a routine eye examination, you will be examined with a corneal topographer. Eye drops are then used to anesthetize the eye. During Femto LASIK surgery, a femsosecond  laser device is used to cut a flap in the cornea. A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middle section of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced. The presence of a high speed eye-tracker on our system ensures accurate treatment even if you accidentally move your eye.

In our hospital we use the latest Alcon WaveLight EX500  Excimer Laser which has  a very fast eye tracker system that ensures accurate positioning of the laser beam on the corneal surface, thus enabling us to perform custom ablation, that is, laser treatment tailored just for you. Our surgeons also use the latest innovation in LASIK surgery, the Intralase and Alcon LenSx femto lasers to prepare the flap. Since everything is done by the gentle laser beams no mechanical instruments touch your eye during the surgery.  

LASEK, PRK, NO-TOUCH operations are basically the operation except here femto laser is not used.

LASIK, LASEK,PRK, NO-TOUCH can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Professor Mahmut Kaskaloglu, the hospital’s founder and one of the most respected eye surgeons in Turkey, and Dr. Bilgehan Sezgin Asena perform all of the femto LASIK operations in our hospital. Prof. Kaskaloglu is a doctor with more than 44 years’ experience both practicing and teaching ophthalmology. He has been performing laser vision correction surgery since 1992 as one of pioneers in this field.  Dr. Asena has worked at Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital since 2004 and has 15 years experience in laser surgery Both doctors speak English.

The day before surgery, stop wearing any perfume, make-up, lotions or creams. You will come to the clinic at the appointed time wearing casual, comfortable clothes. The procedure takes only a half hour, but you should plan your day so that you can spend two to three hours at the clinic.

The procedure is relatively painless, however, some patients complain of a brief sense of pressure. A few hours after the procedure there may be temporary stinging, burning and tearing. In that case taking a painkiller should help. LASEK,PRK ,No-touch takes longer to heal and there is more discomfort after the operation. With over 30 years experience with this kind of surgery at Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital we have developed regimens to increase your comfort and decrease pain after the operation.

In LASIK most patients will have very good vision  after 3-4 hours.  It takes longer for your vision to recover after LASEK,PRK or No touch.Your eyes will not be patched after the operation.

Depending on your occupation, you may start work in 1-2 days  after LASIK. After LASEK, PRK or No-touch you may need 7-10 days befor going back to work.

Generally speaking, they will not. However, some insurance companies may pay for special cases. You should consult your health care company.

After the operation we will give you protective glasses to be worn that night. You will be asked you use drops for one month.

Current soft contact lenses do not change the shape of the cornea. For most patients we can perform lasik as soon as they remove the contact lenses. Of course we have to check the topography of your cornea before the operation. If you plan to have Lasik it is better that you remove your contact lenses a few days before the operation.

The majority of the patients can function without glasses after LASIK,LASEK, PRK or No-touch  surgery. Patients over the age of 40-45 may need reading glasses.

Yes, this is the standard procedure in our clinic.

There are a few risks associated with this surgery. Before the operation you will be informed about the risks and side effects of the operation. You will also be asked to read and sign the consent form with all the information. However, under the care of the experienced professionals at Kaskaloglu Eye Hospital and with a clear understanding of the risks and alternatives associated with the surgery, you will most likely be quite happy with the result of your surgery.

Femto Lasik

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