Laser eye surgery Turkey
iLASIK is the best and safest procedure that will help you to have a happy life without glasses in the long term. At our clinic, we use the technology to correct your visual defect with iLASIK, which is the only one certified by NASA as a permitted laser correction for its pilots. Due to the high quality of our technical equipment and our professional team, many specialist colleagues, doctors, athletes and artists are among our satisfied customers.
iLASIK – what exactly is it?
With iLASIK you trust in the method with the shortest possible healing process. Most clients return to their daily lives within 12 hours of the procedure.
The principle of the iLASIK procedure is based on the interaction of two lasers. The first, the femtosecond laser Johnson & Johnson IFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser, forms a lamella on the surface of the eye, the so-called flap. The second laser, the VISX STAR S4 IR excimer laser, is then used under this cover plate to remove the diopters. The precision of this laser method enables you to view the surroundings without glasses and almost painlessly just a few minutes after the operation.
Each eye is unique and has countless other small individual variations. Therefore, every procedure should be tailor-made and be based exactly on the detailed characteristics and deviations of the eye.
No matter whether nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism (cylinder) – your visual defect is gently and completely removed. This is done on the basis of a so-called digital 3D map (WaveScan) of your visual defect. This detailed 3D map is created during your individual preliminary examination. It contains all the information about the curvature of your cornea, irregularities and the presence of dioptric errors (lower and higher degrees). On the basis of this data, which is transmitted directly to the laser devices, we can adapt the eye surgery exactly to the needs of your eye, so that you can see as clearly and as clearly as possible after the operation.
First you undergo a complex preliminary examination. The aim of this is to obtain the most individual details and information about your eyes as well as about your habits, hobbies and activities. On the basis of these results, our specialists will recommend the best and safest treatment option as well as the next steps.
Please note that you are not allowed to wear contact lenses for at least two weeks before the examination in the laser center of the MAPA Eye Clinic in order to avoid distorting the very sensitive tests.
The examination itself takes about two hours and includes a visual acuity test, measurement of intraocular pressure, examination of the anterior segment of the eye (cornea, iris, lens) and the fundus. At the same time, you will complete some special examinations, which will enable us to determine the exact amount of your dioptric error. All of our patients are examined using the latest technology. The consequences of this examination, such as impaired close vision or the inability to focus, resolve spontaneously within 3 to 4 hours. For this reason, however, we recommend that you do not drive to us alone for this examination.
The operational sequence
The actual surgical procedure is completely painless and usually takes less than 15 minutes. It is performed under local anesthesia with the patient fully conscious. The Femto LASIK and iLASIK procedures are completely painless and allow you to return to everyday life just 12 hours after the procedure.
The iLASIK procedure corrects diopters and astigmatism with the help of a femtosecond and an excimer laser. In order to be able to correct your diopter error, a corneal lamella, the so-called “flap”, must first be formed. Older methods use a vibrating blade or other contact methods to form the flap. An iLASIK procedure, on the other hand, creates the flap thanks to the patented IntraLase without touching your eye.
This non-contact method is far more gentle, statistically causes fewer complications and contributes to faster healing and correction of your eyesight.
25x more precise = 99.5% achieve 20/20 vision
Source: FDA Report on Visual Outcomes of LASIK – by U.S Navy
More about the iLASIK Technology
NASA Approves Advanced LASIK for use on Astronauts
FDA Report on Visual Outcomes of LASIK by U.S Navy – 2014
LASIK for Pilots and Astronauts
Ulus Liv Hospital
Soon after Liv Hospital Ulus was opened, it was awarded the American origin Joint Commission International (JCI), the most important international accreditation certificate in health, and TÜV, the European ISO certificate. Leaving 7 years behind with its medical departments, technology, expert physician staff and devotion to the value it gives to human life, it has become a reference center in health in a short time.
Liv Hospital, which was designed with inspiration from the self-healing ability of the human body, knows that the biggest treatment started with peace since the first day it was opened and continues to move forward with a personalized treatment focus. With its patient-oriented approach, distinguished physician staff, healthcare personnel, medical infrastructure and technology, Liv Hospital Ulus / Istanbul consists of 154 beds, 8 operating rooms and 50 clinics in a 30 thousand square meter closed area. Impeccable service concept, the concept of health is not a disease that emphasizes posture Live Hospital, Turkey’s health vision aims to be the institution that represents the international arena. It also offers the best service and solutions to increase the quality of life.
Liv Hospital’s medical staff, which builds its private health sector studies on a scientific platform and compares its medical results with the best centers in the world, derives its strength from the departments’ top specialties. As Liv Hospital, we produce high-quality health services for our guests, while at the same time carrying out scientific studies and researches. We sign important collaborations with a number of reputable universities and research hospitals in Turkey and abroad. This required a more specific treatment approach and the establishment of special units within clinics. Liv Hospital Team will continue to shed light on different issues and be a leader in this journey.
Op. Dr. Belma Karini
Op. Dr. Belma Karini was born in Albania in 1988. After her undergraduate education, she successfully completed her medical education, which she started in 2006 at Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, in 2012 and received the title of Doctor of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at Health Sciences University Istanbul Training and Research Hospital between 2013-2017 and became an Ophthalmologist in 2017. In the same period, she successfully completed the International Council of Ophthalmology Exams.
ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
ESCRS (European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
TOD (Turkish Society for Ophthalmology).
She speaks english
In particular, she has experience in cataract surgery and laser surgery. She has performed 47,000 excimer laser and 16,000 cataract surgeries.
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5 good reasons for the innovative iLASIK technology
Maximum precision for your eyes
Conventional interventions are based on your prescribed diopter value. However, every eye is unique and has countless other small individual deviations that a single conventional diopter value certainly cannot do justice to.
The iLASIK procedure therefore first creates a detailed 3D map of your eye, the so-called “WaveScan”. The procedure is therefore tailor-made for your eyes and is based exactly on the properties and deviations recorded in detail in the WaveScan. Thanks to the three-dimensional map, the iLASIK method is much more accurate than conventional types of treatment.
See you again the next day
One of the greatest advantages of the innovative iLASIK procedure is undoubtedly that you can get back to your everyday life on the very next day of the procedure. You can drive your car, go to the cinema or work on your computer just 24 hours after the operation. And all without glasses!
The iLASIK method is painless – not only during the healing phase, but also during the actual procedure. This only takes a few minutes and you are fully conscious the whole time.
Your eye is not touched
The iLASIK procedure corrects diopters and astigmatism using a femtosecond laser Johnson & Johnson IFS Advanced Femtosecond laser and an excimer laser VISX STAR S4 IR. In order to be able to correct your diopter error, a corneal lamella, the so-called “flap”, must first be formed. Older methods use a vibrating blade or other contact methods to form the flap. An iLASIK procedure, on the other hand, creates the flap thanks to the patented IntraLase without touching your eye.
This non-contact method is far gentler, statistically speaking, causes fewer complications and contributes to faster healing and correction of your eyesight.
iLASIK meets even the strictest NASA criteria
Astronauts and fighter pilots also complete the iLASIK procedure, because this was the only laser correction method certified by the NASA space agency, the US Army and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Good eyesight is extremely important for effectiveness and accuracy when performing demanding tasks – therefore iLASIK is also the first choice for institutions like NASA.
More than 31.4 million iLASIK procedures have already been carried out successfully worldwide.
iLASIK is also suitable for you
If you are between 18 and 45 years old and do not have any serious eye disease, you can probably also have iLASIK treatment. In this way you will quickly get rid of your nearsightedness and farsightedness, and even your astigmatism.
The best thing to do is to take advantage of our free consultation with one of our specialists at the MAPA Eye Clinic in Istanbul, the only clinic in Turkey with an iLASIK device of the VISX STAR S4 IR type.