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LASIK LASEK PRK laser eye treatment

Treatments of vision disorders such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism with excimer laser have been widely known in medicine. In laser treatments, no tissue removal is made in the eye.

LASIK / PRK / LASEK General Overview


Anesthesia

Local

Duration of Intervention

10-20 Minutes

Return to Social Life

1 Day

Average Pain After 3 Days

0-1 *

*Pain rating scale: from 0 = absence to 5 maximum pain

LASIK / PRK / LASEK

Treatments of vision disorders such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism with excimer laser have been widely known in medicine. Millions of patients have been treated with this method since 1980s. In laser treatments, no tissue removal is made in the eye. Cornea is re-shaped by ablation which is a method of vaporization.

LASIK method consists of making a small opening a flap on the upper surface of cornea and adjusting the vision ability with excimer laser.

There are different variations of LASIK treatment:

  1. LASIK: Performed with a microkeratome flap.
  2. FEMTO LASIK: Corneal flap is done by femtosecond laser. Click for more information
  3. iLASIK: It can be called iDesign Lasik, Wavefront Lasik or A-CAT Lasik. With the help of an aberrometry device, it can detect not only the distance vision problems, but also minor problems that other techniques can not. All the disorders can be fixed and the patient can have a much better vision in general. Once you have a consultation with your doctor, you can find out whether you are suitable or not

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

If a patient suffers from myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism but does not have the sufficient thickness of cornea to have a LASIK treatment, PRK is one of the solutions.

The upper surface of cornea which is called epithelium is folded and excimer laser is applied to the inner surface. As there is no flap made onto the cornea, a protective contact lens is located on the cornea. Obtaining the results can take longer than a LASIK treatment – around 3-4 weeks. 2 to 4 days after the procedure can be slightly painful due to the healing process of epithelium. In a classical LASIK surgery, corneal flap is opened, whereas in PRK surgery the epithelium tissue is scraped and folded.

LASEK

It is performed in patients that do not have enough thickness of cornea. It may resemble to PRK treatment, but in this technique the epithelium is elevated with thinned alcohol solution and then laser is applied. As there is not any incision made in the epithelium, pain level is lower than PRK, but having the results take longer than a LASIK procedure.

EPI-LASIK

This technique is another alternative to PRK and LASEK. The only difference is that a special device that is called epikeratome is utilized to elevate the epithelium. Pain is much lower than PRK and LASEK, and the healing process is shorter.

There are numerous techniques in eye treatments. Your doctor will recommend the best technique to you in the consultation after making an eye analysis.

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LASIK / PRK / LASEK Cost

Cost of LASIK / PRK / LASEK operation depending on various factors. Such as the experience of the doctor who will perform the LASIK / PRK / LASEK operation, and the hospital equipment. In the table below, you can see the comparison of the price of LASIK / PRK / LASEK operation between Turkey and other countries (USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, Mexico).

CountryCost of LASIK / PRK / LASEK
Turkey$400 - $800 per eye
United States of America$1000 - $4000 per eye
United Kingdom$1200 - $4800 per eye
Czech Republic$800 - $3200 per eye
Poland$700 - $3000 per eye
Mexico$800 - $3000 per eye
Italy$1250 - $3750 per eye
Cost of LASIK / PRK / LASEK comparison table between Turkey and USA, UK, Europe

As can be seen price comparison table LASIK / PRK / LASEK operation cost in Turkey starting from $400 per eye and it's 60% more economical comparing with the prices in USA, United Kingdom and Europe. The cost of laser eye surgery in Turkey is lower than in the UK, USA and Europe, but the low operating costs does not mean that the quality of medical service is low quality. For this reason LASIK / PRK / LASEK one of most popular surgery in Turkey and nearly 40.000 LASIK / PRK / LASEK surgeries are performed in a year.

The main reasons why patients choose Turkey to have LASIK / PRK / LASEK surgery:

  • All Inclusive Package Price: The most important criteria that people who want to have a LASIK / PRK / LASEK operation look for and want in terms of price is clarity. Turkey has a price advantage compared to Europe, America or UK with its quality treatment, accommodation, transfer services and all-inclusive price. As TravelMEDI, we would like to remind you that within the LASIK / PRK / LASEK treatment, treatment costs (such as surgeon fee, medication fee, equipment fees, hospital fee, test fee), accommodation fee, transfer fees between the hospital and the hotel or the airport and the hotel are included in the operation price.
  • High Level Healthcare System: Turkey was one of the rare countries that did not experience a crisis in the health system even during the pandemic period, because it has large-scale and systematic health institutions (hospitals, number of experienced doctors, private clinics, well-equipped nurses and assistants). As TravelMEDI, we offer our patients the maximum health service at the most affordable prices in cooperation with experienced specialist doctors and highly equipped hospitals.
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LASIK / PRK / LASEK Questions

Watery eyes, itching, aching, having difficulties in reading, blurry vision, squinting, headaches are the main indicators of eye disorders.

Our main aim is to provide the same quality of vision that you have with your glasses. The results 0,5 and below are considered as successful and the patient does not need to use glasses or lenses anymore. Laser treatment is the best when performed in a stable period (1 year) in terms of eye prescription. If the patient’s eye number increases when the procedure is done, it may continue to increase after too.

After having i-LASIK and LASIK methods that require a corneal flap, you may feel pain, aching or burning sensation for 6 hours. Whereas in LASEK or PRK methods where flap is not made but corneal tissue is scraped and folded, you can have pain for 2-3 days. In order to reduce this pain it is recommended to use protective contact lenses.

It is normal to have dry eyes for some time after the surgery and it is recommended to use artificial tear drops for this dryness. Within time this problem will disappear naturally and you will not have to use drops anymore.

Laser surgeries can very well fix astigmatism, along with myopia and hypermetropia.

In laser treatments the main aim is to decrease the vision acuity number to – / + 0,50. 6 months after your procedure, if there is still a higher acuity number, you can have the treatment again after an examination to see if you still have enough thickness of cornea, with the help of pachymetry, orbscan and corneal topography. If you are suitable to have another surgery, your surgeon will not make a new flap, but use the old incision where your first flap was made.

After your consultation, your doctor will recommend you the best method suitable for you, based on your corneal thickness and shape.
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