Laser Treatment at Dünyagöz
LASIK method is based on the principle of opening the cornea as a flap by cutting a thin layer on the upper surface of the cornea, and the diopter correction with “excimer laser” on the exposed cornea surface. At Dünyagöz Hospitals Group, surgeries are performed by doctors specialized in the treatment of eye diseases with laser.
According to the studies conducted at Dünyagöz Hospitals Group, the eyes of only 50% of those who would like to undergo laser surgery are eligible for treatment.
LASIK procedures at Dünyagöz are performed with laser devices which have been approved by the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration).
Excimer Laser treatment for refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism has been recognized in the medical community as a reliable method with known rules and results. Since the early 1980s, millions of people have benefitted from this treatment and were relieved of the limitations of wearing glasses or contact lenses that they encountered in their social and professional life. More than 31.4 million people around the world have been treated by this method since it first started to be used. The rate of success is nearly 98% if laser treatment is applied for eligible patients under the right conditions.
Misconceptions about Laser
Wrong: The reliability of laser treatment is not known.
Right: Laser treatment is a completely reliable, FDA-approved technology.
Wrong: One goes blind in 10 years following laser treatment.
Right: Laser technology has been in use since the 1980s. There is no risk of going blind.
Wrong: Cataract surgery is not possible after laser treatment.
Right: Laser surgery neither prevents nor results in a future eye treatment (including cataract surgery).
Wrong: Laser treatment is only for myopia. It cannot be used for astigmatism or hyperopia.
Right: Laser surgery can be performed successfully in eyes with myopia of 1 to 10 diopters or astigmatism or hyperopia of 1 to 7 diopters which are found to be suitable for laser.
Wrong: Laser treatment can be applied only once. If the eye’s diopter increases in the future, it is impossible to apply the treatment.
Right: Laser treatment can be applied for a second time if your eye structure is suitable for it.
Wrong: The retinal layer is damaged in laser treatment.
Right: Laser treatment is applied on the eye’s corneal layer. The retina cannot be damaged.
Wrong: Color blindness develops after laser treatment.
Right: Color blindness is impossible to develop after laser treatment.
Wrong: Laser treatment is painful with bleeding.
Right: Laser treatment is applied on the cornea, where there are no veins, and therefore is not an open procedure with bleeding. Pain is not felt during laser treatment since anesthetic eye drops are used.
Wrong: Eye drops should be used for a lifetime after laser treatment.
Right: Eye drops should be used for the first several months following laser treatment. However, lifetime use of eye drops is not necessary.