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What are the Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?


* Desired vision is achieved in approximately 96% of patients after LASIK.  

* With the anaesthetic drops used, feel no pain, only touch feeling.

* Vision improves almost immediately or the day after LASIK. The correction continues in the following weeks and months.

* Post-LASIK bandage is not required.  

* If vision changes due to old age, LASIK can be performed again to improve vision years after LASIK.  

* After LASIK is applied, there is a dramatic decrease in the use of glasses or contact lenses in patients and many patients no longer need them.  


Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK has the highest safety rate among medical operations. LASIK’s safety and effectiveness has been proven through scientific evidence collected by hundreds of academic medical researchers.   


What are the Disadvantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?

Despite the pros, LASIK is a more delicate eye surgery than other methods.

* LASIK is technically complex. The Eye Surgeon who will perform LASIK surgery must be very experienced.

 * In rare cases, lenses or glasses may be required for a very good vision. This can be particularly high.  


What are the temporary side effects that may occur after LASIK Eye Surgery?  

Some patients experience discomfort within 24-48 hours after LASIK eye surgery. Other temporary side effects, albeit rare;  

* Glare

* Seeing the gaps around the images

* Difficulty driving at night

* Fluctuating vision

* Dry eyes

You will experience recovery for 4-6 months after the LASIK operation. During the recovery period, some patients may experience the temporary symptoms mentioned above. These complaints that improve over time are not sight-threatening complications or adverse events. Rarely, subsequent operations may be required and are easily performed. There is no difficulty in removing the flap again and there is no drawback to the subsequent correction operation.


How is LASIK Eye Surgery performed and what is the healing process?

  1. Eye drops are given before surgery to prevent pain.
  2. The eyelid holder keeps the eye open, preventing blinking.
  3. A suction ring is placed over the eye and the thin transparent layer called the flap is removed.
  4. The surgeon can use a surgical blade called either “microkerotome” or “femtosecond”. The flap is folded back to reveal the middle part of the cornea (stroma).
  5. Excimer Laser shapes the tissue of the cornea.
  6. Corneal flap is placed in its place. It boils again in a few minutes without stitching.
  7. Eye drops are applied to aid recovery. Your eyes may be burning, itchy or irritated after surgery. This usually goes away within a day. It is important not to rub your eyes because this can move the flap. Although it may take about 4-6 months for vision to stabilise, you will likely see your vision improve the next day.


Are you suitable for laser eye surgery?


If the number of your eyes has not changed for at least a year, if your eyes and general health are good, you are eligible for surgery.

In the US, the FDA has approved LASIK for anyone over the age of 18. Conditions that arise later in life (such as cataracts) may affect eligibility, but advanced age is not very important to become LASIK. If you have had cataract surgery and you cannot see it and you need to read with glasses, Excimer Laser surgery may be a good choice for you.


If you are pregnant, your diabetes is not under control, if you have systematic diseases such as HIV, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, Excimer Laser surgery may not be suitable for you.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding period must be completed in order to perform Laser Eye treatments for pregnant patients.

We are here to evaluate and discuss the best options with you. You can always call and contact us.

When can I go back to work?

You can return to work the next day after LASIK surgery. A little discomfort may last only 1-2 days after LASIK surgery.

In other LASEK, PRK or No Touch Laser methods, postoperative recovery and discomfort period continues for 5-7 days. Laser application is applied to both eyes on the same day respectively. So you can return to your daily life faster.


How much will it take?

The total preparation and working time is about 10-20 minutes, the operation itself takes only seconds. Local anaesthetic eye drops are used to numb the eyes before surgery.


Which tests are applied before LASIK eye surgery?

Details before the operation test should be done: thickness and the refractive degree of the cornea to be measured. Corneal mapping (topography), ocular tension and pupil dilatation should be measured. After these tests are done, Dr. Auburn will answer any question you have in mind. Then, you can make an appointment for the decided Excimer Laser operation.


How should I prepare for the check-up for LASIK eye surgery?

Stop wearing your hard contact lenses about a week before the assessment we mentioned above. Soft lenses should be removed at least 3 days before the evaluation. Come to the consultation with your glasses so that your numbers can be reviewed.


Preparations of the Operation Day

* Plan to bring a relative with you to take you home after the surgery.
* On the day of the surgery, before going to the doctor, have a light meal and if you have regular medications, take all of them.
* You may want to bring sunglasses after surgery as your eyes may be sensitive to light.

Remove eye makeup or temporary false lashes. It’s okay if you have permanent false eyelashes or permanent eye makeup.


What happens during LASIK eye surgery?

During LASIK eye surgery, the corneal flap is removed painlessly and the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped with Excimer Laser. After the cornea is reshaped to focus light correctly on the retina, the corneal flap is put back in place and the surgery is complete. LASIK is performed under local anaesthesia in the form of eye drops and usually takes about 10 minutes. Patients may also want mild sedatives.


Post-operative Care

After LASIK eye surgery, your doctor will prescribe prescription eye drops to prevent infection and dry eyes. These drops may cause a sudden slight burning or blurred vision when you use them. Do not use drops that have not been approved by your ophthalmologist.

After LASIK operation, do not take a shower and do not touch your eyes with water for 24 hours.

If you have had PRK or LASEK, do not take a shower for 72 hours, ie 3 days after the operation, and do not contact your eyes with water. Your doctor will see you for a check the day after surgery.

Do not use anything that could irritate your eyes and do not put your hands in your eyes. If tears occur, you should simply wipe the drops off your face, without touching your eyes.

You can enjoy your new vision after a pain reliever and a good sleep.


Is it possible to get rid of glasses and lenses with Laser Eye Surgery?

Forget about your annual Eye Cosmetic consumption, the cost of glasses and more importantly, losing your glasses and lenses! Don’t you want to get rid of all the hassle and costs associated with your glasses and lenses? Tired of living with your glasses or lenses?

Imagine how beautiful it would be to dive, ski, jog, cycle at the bottom of the sea without any of these!

LASIK is currently the most common Laser Eye operation in the world that is performed and chosen voluntarily by the patient without necessity.


Can my vision deteriorate after Laser Eye Surgery?

Changes made in the cornea by laser after laser eye surgery are permanent and completely stable. Your eye quickly adapts to the new vision pattern after surgery.

However, in the years after Laser Eye Surgery, it is possible for your eye number to change due to the inevitable ageing process of the body. It should be noted that this has no effect on Laser Eye Surgery.

Unfortunately, as we age, along with various parts of our body, our eyes can also change in negative ways. Presbyopia is the most likely defect we will encounter for deterioration in our vision due to ageing. Presbyopia is a problem that starts to affect everyone between the ages of 45-65.

This does not mean that people who have undergone Laser Eye Surgery will never use glasses again. You may need glasses in the future due to the natural effects of Presbyopia.

The good news is that Laser Eye Surgery can be performed over and over again to compensate for these minor changes, any time with a simple adjustment or enhancement procedure.


Post Laser Eye Surgery Recovery and Post-operative Care Guide

Our eyes are among the most valuable and sophisticated parts of our body. The eyes are one of our most impressive and powerful defence and healing organs known in the human body.

Our eyes can protect themselves against light and dust using an adjustable shield, fight infections using a transparent anti-bacterial fluid layer, and heal quickly thanks to its unique regenerative ability.

All these features do not mean that our eyes are incredibly durable, it means that it is possible to correct focus errors that can occur over time due to congenital or old age, and to permanently improve your vision using Laser Eye Surgery.

As a result of laser treatments applied to your eyes with strong and minimal surgical intervention, the healing process takes place quickly and comfortably. Most patients notice that their vision improves from the moment they leave the laser treatment and return to their regular daily activities the next morning, reaching approximately 80 percent of the recovery within the first week.

Laser Eye Surgery is still the best known surgical procedure.


The fastest and painless healing process

It is important to know that experiencing some pain during the healing process is an inevitable part of any typical surgical procedure. However, Laser Eye Surgery is a minimal surgical procedure where you will feel the slightest pain and improve as soon as possible.

Laser Eye Surgery is performed with such a short and minimal surgical intervention that you start to see without glasses after the treatment and you recover very quickly.

The only discomfort patients may experience after treatment is a very mild pain for the first few hours. You may feel your eyes a little watery and a little sensitive to light after surgery. However, in the vast majority of patients, these effects are barely noticeable and heal very quickly. Regular use of the eye drops provided to you will speed up the recovery of your eyes after surgery.

It is not common for patients to feel pain after LASIK, Smart Laser or SMILE surgeries. It should be noted that especially after the traditional PRK / LASEK surgeries, patients experience discomfort for 3-4 days and cannot return to daily life immediately.


Returning to work after surgery

The majority of patients who have undergone Laser Eye Surgery can return to work 24 hours after their treatment. This period is valid for LASIK, SMILE or Smart Laser surgeries.

If you have had LASEK / PRK surgery, it may take a little longer, those who have this surgery should plan to return to work after about seven days.

Quickly returning to work or daily life is a priority for most patients. However, when you return to work, there are a few things to keep in mind to help support your recovery.

We should not forget that we blink less in today’s air-conditioned office environments because we work while looking at a computer. Blinking less and air conditioned environment can cause dry eyes. Our recommendation is to moisten your eyes with artificial tears for a while after the surgery, to keep our eyes moist and to relax.

For example, if you work in an environment where there is a risk of dust or fumes entering your eyes, you should be very careful. If you have to work in such environments, you will need to take appropriate precautions, such as safety goggles, to prevent eye irritation or unnecessary complications.

If you have to work in a sunny environment, wearing sunglasses with 100% UV protection is a must for the first few weeks of recovery.


Vehicle use after laser eye surgery

The most important factor in driving is to have a good view. Many people with Laser Eye Surgery find it takes time to get back into the driver’s seat.

If you have had LASIK or Smart Laser Surgery, you can only drive after a short period of 24 hours. After the operation, many people experience a free and happy experience when they start driving with eyes that can see without glasses after a long time.

How quickly you return to your normal life after LASIK and Smart Laser Eye Surgery depends on the hospital you went to and your surgeon. In Nişantaşı Hospital Eye Center, more than 95 percent of LASIK and Smart Laser patients have normal driving ability on the first day after surgery.

Laser Eye Surgery treatments (excluding LASEK and PRK) that we apply for all our patients are standard, and the day after your treatment, your surgeon will inform you clearly about whether your vision meets the driving standard as a result of the consultation.

You will be free to drive your car after your surgeon will check the first day after your operation. However, you should be careful to drive only for short distances for at least a few days. It is quite normal to see small bursts of light and halos around the lights that you encounter when driving at night.

Such ‘side effects’ are expected and are part of the healing process of the eye. Most patients experience these effects very mildly and many do not notice them at all. More detailed information about the natural side effects of Laser Eye Surgery that you may encounter during recovery will be given to you by your surgeon.

After the surgery, we recommend that all our patients sit in the passenger seat and close their eyes and rest as much as possible until they reach their home. On the day of the surgery, a relative must come with you and take you home to use your vehicle after the surgery. Likewise, you should bring it back to your appointment for the first day check the next day.

If you haven’t found a relative to drive and accompany you, don’t worry. You can benefit from our hospital’s VIP service. You can consult our Patient Coordinator to benefit from our VIP service and learn the details.


TV, Computer and Smartphone Use After Laser Eye Surgery

After your LASIK and Smart Laser Surgery, it may be scary to not be able to look at any screen for a short time, not be able to see whatsapp messages and not be able to follow your social media accounts! However, knowing that this period will not be more than 24 hours may relieve you a little. Moreover, the longer you stay away from these devices during this period, the faster and painless your healing process will be and you will return to your daily life quickly.

During the 24-hour period without looking at the screen, we recommend that you stretch your feet and spend a quiet time away from the screens in a comfortable and dimly lit environment. During this 24-hour period, take a break from your work, use your eye drops regularly and try to rest by closing your eyes.

Do not forget that your eyes may dry out at the end of this period, especially if you continue to look at the screens and use a computer. You will need to keep the eye drops with you to use frequent eye drops to soothe your eyes.


Exercising and Bathing After Laser Eye Surgery

If you have decided on Laser Eye Surgery, you should avoid sports and sweating for a while. But the good news is that it won’t take long

After Laser Eye Surgery, your eyes go through a completely natural and expected inflammatory process. Because of this, your eyes will become a little more sensitive than normal for a while.

Therefore, to help the healing process, you need to stop these activities to avoid strenuous activities or to prevent active substances such as sweat, dust or smoke from touching your eyes.

Therefore, it is recommended that you take a bath without touching your head and eyes until 24 hours after the operation and take a break from your sauna, steam room or jacuzzi. It is also recommended that you do not exercise or do sports for three days after your LASIK surgery.

You can do light activities such as walking and stretching without sweating, and on the third day you can return to activities such as jogging, stationary cycling and small weight lifting.

Since the cornea will still be in healing mode for the first few weeks, it is important to avoid getting sweat in your eyes and rubbing your hands into your eyes during this time. By the second week, the texture of the cornea will improve further, making it safe to participate in sports such as tennis, squash, swimming, mountain biking and skiing.

Physical and high-impact sports such as boxing, martial arts, water skiing should generally be avoided for at least one month after your treatment. You can consult your Surgeon to find out when it is appropriate for you to return to your sport or activity.


Travel After Laser Eye Surgery

You cannot drive for the first 24 hours after LASIK operations. This does not mean that you cannot travel by vehicle. After coming to your control after the first 24 hours, you can drive a car, travel by plane, ship or bus.

The only thing to keep in mind is to keep your eye drops with you to keep your eyes moist and comfortable, as your eyes will still be sensitive and the air is very dry due to the air conditioning effect in the aircraft cabin.


Can I Make Up After Laser Eye Surgery?

It is important not to make up for about a week after laser surgery. However this; Does not cover general makeup products such as lipstick, blush, concealer and foundation. Using only general makeup products should be avoided during the first 24 hours after your treatment.

Make-up products that are inconvenient to use for seven days only apply to products that surround or approach the eye, such as eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara.

Laser Eye Surgery Recovery Process and Eye Care

Recovery after Laser Eye Surgery is usually incredibly fast and smooth, with most patients returning to their normal life the next day.

However, in order to ensure a healthy and stable recovery, it is recommended that you follow a series of post-operative care rules during the first 12 months following your surgery and visit our hospital by making an appointment with your surgeon for control.

The first care must be done the day after the surgery. Subsequent care is performed in the following 3rd or 4th week, the next 3rd month and 1st year, or as often as our surgeon deems necessary for each patient. During appointments, your Surgeon will check your vision and do tests on how healing is going.

Below, we ask you to review in detail what constitutes a high quality care program. First of all, let’s look at the recovery time schedule calculated by taking the average of our patients who underwent LASIK. Slightly slower for LASEK / PRK and slightly faster for SMILE. As mentioned before, we would like to remind you that our patients need an adjustment period after the Presbyopia Smart Laser surgery.

The Laser Eye Surgery healing process normally takes three to six months. But don’t be discouraged; This is just the time it takes for your vision to reach 100 percent and dry eye symptoms to resolve. In the first few days after treatment, your vision will reach optimal levels.

Be sure to check the healing timeline to get an idea of ​​when you can return to your normal life and return to certain activities. If you have any questions about a specific activity, you can consult your Surgeon without hesitation.


First 24 Hours

You will see improvements in your vision right after your surgery.

Your vision may be slightly foggy or cloudy during the first few hours, so it is recommended that you rest and keep your eyes closed during this time.

It is recommended that you be taken from the clinic by a relative. We strongly recommend against taking the underground metro transport later in the day, but you can take a taxi or open air public transport.

You can return to your light activities at home, but you should not touch your eyes or stay away from objects that will come into contact.

To avoid eye strain and provide a speedy recovery, stop using all of your screen electronic devices. Avoid all reading activities that will tire your eyes.

Take care to take a bath without getting soap or water on your head and eyes.

Stay away from air-conditioned environments and use the eye drops provided to you regularly.

You may experience mild itching or dryness. Avoid rubbing your eyes and use moisturising tear drops instead to soothe your eyes.


The next day

On the first day after your treatment, you will visit our hospital for your first control appointment.

Here, your surgeon will check that everything is fine and you will return to most of your daily activities.

We recommend that a relative bring you to the hospital.

You can watch TV as long as you use tear drops to prevent your eyes from drying out.

You can go back to work, we recommend wearing UV-filter sunglasses and looking at the computer screen. Do not forget to use your eye drops while working.

You can fly and travel by air. However, keep eye drops on hand as the air is very dry in the cabinet.

Be careful not to get soap in your eyes.

At night, you can see halos and flashes around the lights. These will gradually decrease as the oedema in the cornea decreases.


3 days

By this time, the sensitivity of the cornea has decreased. You can return to the gym and do light exercises such as jogging, stationary cycling, and light weight lifting. To prevent sweat from getting into your eyes, you should avoid rubbing or touching your eyes.

You can make up, use aftershave.

As your eyes continue to heal, a small amount of fogging and ripples may occur. Be careful when driving, especially in low light conditions.

Avoid strong and strenuous exercises. Pay more attention to your eyes than usual.


2 weeks

Effects such as flashes of light at night gradually fade over the next few weeks and the effects are 3-4. It continues to be evaluated in your week and 3rd month care appointments.

Swimming, football, tennis, squash, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorkelling, you can start making sports such as sailing and skiing.

Avoid high-risk sports such as boxing, martial arts, water skiing, and extreme sports for at least one month after the procedure.

However, despite some warnings, you can start applying eye makeup again.


4-6 Months

Some of our patients may experience dry eye symptoms for several months after their treatment, and you can pass them off with tear drops or washing your face. As time passes, these symptoms gradually subside and disappear completely. The healing process is slightly different because presbyopia smart laser treatment is different from other laser treatments. The full recovery process after Presbyopia Lasik surgery varies from person to person. The improvement of vision depends on how quickly our brain adapts to the new way of seeing. The more natural the visual field is, the faster our brain adapts to the way we see. Therefore, most people with presbyopia adjust to their new vision within a few weeks. As a result of Presbyopia laser surgery, it takes approximately 4 to 6 months for both near and far vision to achieve 100% adaptation. This process is faster for some patients and slower for some patients. During this process, regularly monitoring the quality of your opinion with your doctor will ensure that your adaptation process is in the best possible conditions.

You should definitely have your month checkup and 12th month checkup.


Strict Control and Quality Care

All your checks after your Laser Eye Surgery are free of charge. This is usually an indication of a hospital that cares about its patients.

Apart from the regular controls at the clinic every few weeks or months, there are a few points to be considered in a quality care program after surgery.


7/24 Aftercare Service

Although it is extremely rare to need your surgeon, it is very important to be in contact with him regardless of the duration for your postoperative check-ups and care.

You can always reach our patient coordinators with any communication method for your questions. You can always call your surgeon and have your checks. No matter how good your healing process is, all our patients should be in contact with our Surgeons during this process.


Attentive and Knowledgeable Staff

The fact of having surgery can be a little scary for anyone. Therefore, it goes without saying that we have a highly trained and experienced team that can calm, relax and assist you throughout the whole process.


With Us For Life

Like the rest of our body, our eyes change and age over time. In our patient-focused Hospital Service, you will never be treated as a one-time patient, we will be doing our best to make you feel with us for a lifetime from day one.


Dry Eyes

The most felt temporary side effect of Laser Eye Surgery is “dry eye” discomfort. That’s why we provide tear drops to all our patients.

We want you to keep your eyes well moist and wet with the drops given to you, and use these eye drops when you feel mild discomfort or irritation. We recommend using these eye drops, especially when using a screen in an air conditioned room or for an extended period of time. Dry eye symptoms usually resolve within 3-6 months, but in some cases may take up to a year.

After SMILE Laser surgeries performed with FemtoSecond, it was observed that the side effect of “dry eye” was significantly reduced.


Light Sensitivity

Some light sensitivity is expected after Laser Eye Surgery and normally decreases within the first 12-24 hours. During this time, we recommend that you avoid looking at extremely bright, high and intense lights and wear sunglasses if it is sunny.


Waving Vision

You may experience blurred vision immediately after surgery, but this decreases as your vision becomes stable. You will feel your vision change or fluctuations decrease in the first week after surgery. This is a normal part of the healing process and is nothing to worry about.


Molos and Flashes of Light

Moirs and flashes of light are types of glare that can occur in low-intensity light conditions and at night. Halos are rings that glow around lights.

Each is the result of temporary oedema in the cornea from surgery and is therefore experienced to some extent by each patient and gradually disappears in the first few weeks.

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Laser Eye Surgery and Cataract Surgery Costs According to Types of Treatment How do they vary?

Since Presbyopia Smart Laser Surgery can be performed with the 3rd Generation Excelsius Excimer Laser, you should know that this treatment cannot be performed by other hospitals or clinics. Presbyopia Smart Laser Surgery is the only method that corrects near vision defects with Excimer Laser, in other words LASIK management. Excelsius Smart Laser application cannot be applied by other clinics. The Smart Laser method is a surgical operation performed with a Smart Laser on both eyes only on the Cornea, without using a Smart Lens. For this reason, Smart Lens (MultiFocal) is almost 65% more affordable compared to cataract surgery.

The first factor that determines the price in myopia, astigmatism and hypermetropia eye defects with the LASIK surgery method is the quality of the surgeon. The second element is the technology used and the hospital or clinical environment where the operation is performed. Our Excimer and FemtoSecond Laser devices used in LASIK Eye Surgery are designed and equipped with the latest technology of the 3rd generation. All our laser devices used are 2019 and 2020 models. We recommend you to have your Laser Eye Surgery in a Hospital environment.

Do not forget that a fully-fledged Hospital environment has made all the staff / equipment investments required by the Ministry of Health for Eye Surgery and has a service standard to meet all your needs. Therefore, eye surgeries performed in a hospital setting may differ from eye surgeries performed in clinics or medical centers.

The most important factor determining the cost in eye surgeries performed with PRK, LASEK and No-touch method is the quality of the surgeon. Operations performed with these techniques require superior surgical experience. These eye surgery techniques are no longer among the preferred methods, as they are included in the 2nd generation surgeries and require a more painful and long recovery period for the patient.

Supracor Presbyopic LASIK method is a 2nd generation method applied to hypermetropic patients and it is no longer valid. Smart Laser treatment Supracor, which is a method that can be recommended for the treatment of presbyopic patients by eye clinics who cannot apply LASIK, is an operation that requires a long-term healing process and is almost twice as high as the Smart Laser Eye Surgery, thanks to a prosthetic ring placed in the eye so that patients can see near. Treatment of presbyopic patients While Smart Laser treatment is possible, we definitely do not recommend Supracor surgery to our patients.

Cataract surgery with Multifocal Lens / lens is performed by many clinics. It should not be forgotten that Smart Lens surgery is recommended for patients with Cataract disease. Surgery with Multifocal Lens / lens is 3 times more expensive than LASIK or Smart Laser application for patients who do not experience cataract disease. We definitely recommend LASIK for Myopia or Astigmatism eye defects, Hyperopic and Presbyopic, that is, Smart Laser Surgery for patients who do not have Cataract at a young age. The first factor that determines the cost in Multifocal Lens / Lens (Cataract) Surgeries is the quality and function of the Lens placed in the eye. The secondary factor determining the cost is Surgeon Quality. Cataract surgery is a more risky surgery than LASIK surgery. Therefore, it should be done by a very experienced surgeon and definitely in a sterile Operating Room in a Hospital environment. We recommend that you pay attention to the fact that your surgeon performing Cataract Surgery is especially experienced in Cataract surgeries. Finally, we recommend that our patients with visual defects without cataracts should have LASIK surgery instead of Smart Lens.


What affects the price of laser eye surgery hospitals?

Technology: If a Hospital can offer the latest and greatest technology, you can expect to pay more for these treatments.

Procedure Type: Procedures that require minimal surgical intervention, such as LASIK, SMILE or Smart Laser, which other clinics cannot do, are more expensive than standard surgeries.

According to Prescription: Some clinics may demand more payment from patients with a prescription, ie a higher eye grade. It is very likely that a clinic can change the treatment price according to the patient’s prescription.

Unfortunately, the prices initially stated in the advertisements made by the Clinics may reflect the treatment fees of the minimum prescription patients. However, it is understood from the complaints of the patients that after the examinations of the patient, the clinics increase these prices according to the patient’s prescription.

Location: Prices of clinics that have only one location in Istanbul or doctors who have a practice may differ compared to national clinics. It appears that national clinics / Hospitals with multiple branches charge a fixed price.

Post-care: Some clinics can reduce costs by charging patients separately for their final care (it is an important detail to consider when calculating the total costs of the surgery as it is not included in the prices indicated in the advertisements).

Company Size: Hospitals which have branches throughout Turkey, benefit from economies of scale and can usually get lower prices. Clinics with only the most experienced surgeons can naturally be more expensive.


Should I Avoid The Cheapest Surgery?

You should definitely avoid it. Low price means cutting corners. This may be fine if you are buying a cheap TV, but you won’t be gambling with your Vision Ability. You cannot give up from the most experienced eye surgeon in the world technology age, having a meticulous screening, operating with advanced technology, and choosing the safest and most effective Laser Eye treatment from a comprehensive hospital environment. None of these conditions are more important than your eye health. Do not forget that the latest Eye Surgery Technology used today is definitely not cheap, because these technologies and standards cannot be provided by clinics that perform surgery at cheap prices.


Are There Additional Costs?

We offer you our prices in an understandable, fair and affordable way. No extras, no hidden costs. We make Laser Eye Surgery affordable and offer you the most convenient, interest-free, deferred payment and Bank Credit payment advantage.


Is Laser Eye Surgery Covered By Insurance?

You may have the chance to have your Eye surgery needs included in your insurance policy, depending on whether you have a pre-existing eye defect, before you have your health insurance policy. As a general rule, private health insurance companies do not pay for laser eye surgery, as they do not consider Laser Eye surgery as a necessary surgical intervention (i.e. based on the view that it is not medically necessary).

However, there may be exceptions, so we recommend that you contact your insurance company. Some examples of situations where costs may be covered by insurance include:

– Refractive error (prescription) is caused by a surgical procedure or injury.

– In cases where your degree of refractive causing eye defects is too high,

– If you have a high intolerance due to wearing contact lenses or you cannot wear contact lenses or glasses due to allergic reasons,

– If you have to have a Multifocal or Smart Lens Cataract Surgery due to cataract formation,

You may be covered by insurance.

Your insurance company may set a limit for your treatment in these cases. If there is an excess over the amount covered by your policy, you may need to cover the difference. Therefore, you may not be able to get 100% of the amount due from some insurance companies. We recommend that you consult with your insurance company on this issue. If you wish, when you apply to our hospital, our patient coordinator will assist you by contacting your insurance company.


Is It Worth Going To Surgery Abroad?

No way. Eye Surgery treatments applied in Nişantaşı Hospital are performed with the latest technology laser devices, which are available to very few clinics even in Europe. The Excelsius Smart Laser application, which is applied especially for Presbyopia patients, cannot be applied as know-how even in Europe. Nişantaşı Hospital Eye Center the most experienced Eye Surgeons in Europe who has been performing Laser Eye Surgery in Europe since 2003. For this reason, many patients coming from abroad to Turkey is building laser eye treatment in the Hospital in Nişantaşı. Laser Eye of treatment carried out abroad, according to the price of treatment applied in Turkey and the country can say that 5 to 8 times more.


Last Things to Consider

The Surgery Cost is an important element in your decision-making process. However, cost should not be the most important consideration when choosing a laser eye surgeon and / or Hospital. When choosing a Hospital, you should choose a hospital that provides the best possible care for its patients and has the highest success rate and reputation. Make sure your surgeon is one of the most experienced laser eye surgeons. You do not need to go to the cheapest clinic to take risks, as long-term interest-free bank credit is available for Laser Eye or Cataract surgery at Nişantaşı Hospital Eye Center.


Laser Eye Surgery

Different types of laser eye surgery procedures are applied depending on the visual defect that needs to be corrected and the patient’s eye prescription. Let’s take a quick look at the most popular procedures applied today:


PRK (Photorefractive Keratoctomy) NO-TOUCH

With the new name PRK, NO-TOUCH is the oldest laser eye treatment type. PRK (NO-TOUCH) treatment involves scraping off the epithelium to access the cornea or destroying it by long-term laser exposure. The cornea is reshaped with a laser and then a protective lens must be worn for the patient’s recovery period. After this procedure (5-7 days), it is a very painful and painful process for the patient. This is rarely used today, but is an alternative for patients with very thin corneas that would not be considered candidates for laser eye treatment.


LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)

This is the most common type of laser therapy and is relatively painless. By creating a flap cover in the cornea, the stromal layer is exposed. Then the cornea is reshaped with an excimer laser beam, and then the flap lid is closed again and the operation is completed within 15-20 minutes. This procedure; Laser Eye treatment is the most common treatment method for near, distant and astigmatism eye defects.


LASEK (Laser-assisted epithelial keratomileusis)

In this procedure, the epithelium (the thin layer of cells covering the cornea) is peeled back and the Bowman layer is exposed. This is then reshaped with a laser beam and the epithelium replaced. This treatment is best suited for patients with thin corneas.


SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)

This is a new laser eye treatment alternative to LASEK and LASIK treatment and requires minimal surgical intervention. This procedure is performed by separating the tissue in the stromal layer with the beam applied to the center of the cornea using FemtoSecond Laser, which is only produced by two companies in the world, instead of creating a flap cover in the cornea for laser. The separated tissue is then removed from a small incision in the cornea and the surgery is completed.

The SMILE application is only used to correct up to 2 degrees of astigmatism and myopia vision defect. This treatment is generally suitable for myopia patients. SMILE application cannot be applied to Presbyopic patients. The Excelsius FEMTOM ONE FemtoSecond Laser device is one of the two FemtoSecond Laser devices capable of SMILE.


Information about COVID-19

As Nişantaşı Hospital is not a Pandemic hospital, we are happy to announce that it continues its activities during the pandemic process. As always, we continue to provide the highest possible standard of treatment and care for our patients. Strict control measures have been taken in our hospital so that we can maintain social distance during your visit.

We continue our services with less intensity for a certain period of time in order to protect our staff and patients as much as possible and to adhere to social distancing measures.

What provisions are implemented in Nişantaşı Hospital to protect staff and patients?

You’ll be asked a series of simple screening questions about your current health and symptoms before your appointment day.

When you come to your appointment, you will be welcomed by our staff and similar screening questions will be asked again. Disinfectant application for your hand hygiene and a fresh face mask will be given to you during your visit. Your body temperature will be checked by a non-contact digital thermometer. After you have been checked, you will be admitted to the hospital for your appointment.

We have reduced the physical paperwork for you as much as possible.

By minimizing your time in the reception areas, your first machine tests will be done quickly and you will be taken to the examination room with a mask and hand disinfectant applied. You can access hand disinfectant in our hospital so that you can use it when moving from one area to another.

To maximize safety, we will not be able to offer Hot beverage service, but you can meet your water needs in disposable cups from sheltered water dispensers.

Our staff will wear disposable gowns / uniforms and masks. Our staff are screened and checked daily for symptoms, temperature and contacts. COVID-19 control tests are applied to our staff when necessary in our hospital.

Our staff applies disinfectants to inspection equipment and furniture you use every time during your appointment.

We recommend that you do not bring any family members with you to your appointments.

Unfortunately we cannot accept Cash payments during this period, we accept Credit Card or bank transfer as payment method.

Please feel free to contact us by calling +90 212 444 00 77, sending an e-mail or filling out the form on the website. We will get back to you as soon as your request is received.

Your patient relations coordinator will call you back as soon as possible and schedule your appointment at a convenient time.

Please note that you must follow the Hospital Rules so that we can maintain effective social distance.

If you have any vision problems, please call our hospital at +90 212 444 00 77 first.