Millions of people have been freed of their glasses and lenses by using the iLASIK method among the whole world from the mid-1980’s. Millions of others are still worried about how reliable and secure Lasik surgery is, and are waiting for better technologies in the future. iLASIK ends all of this chaos and expectations. The one thing you have to know is now there is a method you can rely on for a better sight.
The method used in iLASIK has been tested and is so secure that today the American Army and NASA have given countenance to apply the iLASIK treatment on their astronauts and air force pilots. This countenance proves the iLASIK method gives the best results even on people who have to possess so strong and special seeing talent as astronauts and pilots who are to be exposed in extraordinary natural conditions.
iLASIK applied in a short time as approximately ten minutes is remarked as the combination of the most innovative laser technology Intralase (knifeless laser) with Wavefront (Advanced Custom Vue) offering special treatment to any individual.
A reliable treatment possibility is offered in myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatics with iLASIK in which every detail based on the personal quality of vision is established.
iLASIK’s success is certain with its specially envisioned duration of treatment for only your eye structure. iLASIK is the combination of today’s most reformist laser Technologies Intralase and Advanced Custom Vue. iLASIK is totally special for you. Everything is made up on the base of your personal seeing quality.
Processes of the cure
- Step-personal sight analyze: The first step in iLASIK treatment is to figure out the characteristic features of your seeing at the end of some tests containing Wavescan technology.Wavescan system puts out a three dimensional map of your visual defaults.The process of Advanced Custom Vue creates the personal treatment under the lights of the digital informations taken from taht map.
- Step: Creating iLASIK Flap: Intralase technology is used in iLASIK treatment;in Intralase method the creation of flap on cornea is being made without knives. Intralase provides wonderful results.By this method many more patients get a better sight. A faster healing takes form at the end of a laser surgery with Intralase.
- Step: Your Personal Laser Treatment: After your personal sight profile is made up by Wavescan technology, your cornea flap is created by the advanced technology method of Intralase.Then your sight can bu cured by the technic of Advanced CustomVue in the frame of iLASIK treatment.Advanced CustomVue ,having the widest gap for the cures of seeing defaults (myopy,hypermetropy,astigmatic),has taken the affirmation of American Drugs and Nourishment Authority (FDA).
Who can have iLASIK treatment?
- Are over 18 and using glasses or lenses
- Do not have any other eye defaults
- Do not have any systematic ilness as diabetics,rheumatism
- Are found applicable after 10-11 searchs done by the high technology devices
- Ask your doctor if you are proper for iLASIK treatment.
LASIK is the most-commonly applied method in refractive surgery in the entire world. Lasik method is a two-stage process which is flap creation and reshaping the cornea with excimer laser. Mechanical microkeratome which is a special blade is used for creating flap. Lasik method is completely painless and takes a very short time.
Prior to your laser treatment, a thin layer called Flap is made on your cornea with the help of a device called Microceratom. Microceratom is a mechanical knife. It comprises of an arm catching the eye and a knife part cutting by rotating above this arm. Preparing Flap is the previous stage before excimer laser application in Lasik method. The patient will feel no pain during this procedure. Your laser treatment takes 4 or 5 minutes for each eye and you do not feel any pain. During the treatment, you should feel relaxed and abide by the instructions of your ophthalmologist. Upon the completion of your treatment, you leave the laser room without a bandage covering your eyes and are taken to the waiting room for a final control by your ophthalmologist before leaving the hospital.
LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis) surgery is a newer technique developed to be sued in some special cases in which standard LASIK surgery cannot be applied.
During the LASIK surgery, while flap containing the superficial part of the cornea layer is cut by means of microkeratom or Intralase instrument, in LASEK technique only epithelium layer being the upper cover of the cornea layer is lifted by separating with the aid of alcohol.In order to correct the refractive error, epithelium layer is placed again to its place after the laser treatment application and a special contact lens inserted into the eye is removed usually four days later the surgery.LASEK method is preferred mostly in people with thinner cornea which is not sufficient for LASIK treatment and furthernorein people practicing sport such as box, wrestling or martial arts and thus in people in which there is higher probability of the detachment in flap layer due to a pulse that can come to eye and to have problems concerning this.
Although the results with LASEK technique are similar to those of LASIK, the recovery time after LASEK lasts longer. Even though it can change between individuals, stinging sensation in the eye still continues for one to two days after LASEK and the recovery of the vision can take four days to one week.
- PRK (PhotoRefractiveKeratomileusis)
Nowadays, the most common and most preferred method in the correction of the refractive errors is Lasik. Before, when PRK (PhotorefractiveKeratomileusis) with Excimer Laser was begun to be used it was being applied without lifting flap. The reliability and the effectiveness of PRK have been approved. However, its disadvantages are blurring in cornea, reduction in visual acuity after the PRK treatments and pain after the surgery and longer recovery time.
To whom PRK is applied?
- To eyes with insufficient thickness for lasik
- To eyes with suspicious irregularities in cornea
- Professional sportsmen (Karate, box)
How PRK is applied?
The eyes are anesthetized with drops. The upmost layer of the cornea (epithelium) is scratched with a spatula or it is lifted by applying alcohol. Excimer laser is applied on the surface and a contact lens which will be used as a bandage is put. This lens is removed after the wound is healed at the third or fourth day. Analgesics can be taken for the first painful twenty four hours. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drops are used for two to three weeks.
WaveFront technology can be referred as tailor-made treatment special to individual- eagle eye technique. In some eyes, in addition to refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism there are optic irregularities of the eye called aberration. The light waves coming into our eyes enters in parallel fashion, however while turning back since they pass through the media such as vitreus, lens, cornea, they return back in wavy manner and lead deviations (aberrations). These aberrations cause reduction in night vision and in visual acuity. In this case, the correction of aberrations together with refractive errors of cornea canlead to increase in night vision and in visual acuity.
The aim in Wavefront technique is to increase the quality and the level of vision beside reducing the night vision problems. Especially in patients with corneal irregularities, with low vision due to the laziness, better vision in higher quality which cannot be obtained with standard treatment is ensured. Wavefront technology has been used for many years in astronomy to acquire the images more clearly by telescope from the space.
Since Wavefront maps are different for each person like finger-print, treatment is also special for each patient in tailor-made fashion.
- Intralase Lasik
A new technology for refractive surgery treatment of refractive defects like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism: Intralse Lasik. Intralse involves raising a disc of cornea as a flap with a computer-controlled laser light. The flap’s position, diameter and thickness are determined preoperatively. Intralase minimises the risks involved during the flap creation stage of this procedure. Intralase lasik provides the opportunity to create a customised flap and thus increases the success of the surgery on most patients.
Creating a flap with intralase can be carried out according to the patient preferences, or, for some patients, our doctors may advise this procedure, due to the characteristics of the cornea.
Only disposable supplies are used for Intralase treatment. Thus minimalising chances on infections to zero. Your laser treatment takes 4 or 5 minutes for each eye and you do not feel any pain.
The surface of the cornea gets lifted with a special device, the laser treatment will take place and after that the surface of the cornea will be put back, just like a ‘living’ contact lens. This is a treatment method that was invented and developed by Prof. Dr. Pallikaris. EPI-LASIK is an alternative for PRK or LASIK and is suitable for patients with a thing cornea surface. This treatment method is only performed by Dünya Göz Group and by a small amount of centres in other countries. This technique protects the cornea surface.
- Other Treatments
Refractive Lens Implants
This treatment is often advised for older patients that cannot be treated with a laser. The natural lens of the eye will be replaced with an artificial lens. With a multi-focal lens it is possible to solve hyperopia and myopia at the same time. Another positive side-effect of this lens is that cataract cannot evolve at a later stage since the natural lens has been replaced with an artificial lens.
FAKIK-IOL (Intra-oculair lens)
This is a treatment for patients with a short-sight of more than -12 D, long-sight of more than +7 D or with patients with a thin cornea. With this method a second lens is placed in the eye.
Multifocal Lens Implantations:
Multifocal inner eye lenses. Multifocal lenses are found in the result of the evaluations made of some criterias as the patient’s age, levels of glasses of remote or close, job and eye structure identifed by special investigations.
Oculoplastic surgery is a branch of ophthalmology which is interested in eye lids, lacrymal ducts and orbital diseases. All types of treatment and aesthetic surgery applications including pouch removing, replacement of eyes, intraocular tumor surgeries, botulinum toxin are made with oculoplastic surgery.
TO WHOME AND WHEN IS OCULOPLASTIC SURGERY APPLIED?
Oculoplastic surgery can be applied to everybody.
In crows feet and wrinkles around the eyes
In lower and upper eye lid problems
In turning out or turning in of the eyelids
Eye lid deformities because of facial palsy
Tumor cases in the eye lids
Lacrimal duct occlusions
Reconstructing of the eye injuries and bone fractures
For patients who have lost their eyes because of an accident and who need replacement eyes
Oculoplastic Surgery Methods
Treatment of Facial Paralysis – Dependant Eyelid Disorders
Lower eyelid may prolapse and eyelids may not be closed depending upon facial paralysis. In such cases, eyelid surgery and implantation of gold weight to the upper eyelid tarsus are performed.
Treatment of Eyelid Spasms
For involuntary eyelid spasms (blepharospasm), a botulinum toxsin (botox) injections or a surgery (myectomy) is carried out.
Moving Eye Prosthesis
Moving eye prosthesis is applied to the eyes with complete sight impairment or hurt and visual defects. Occasionally, it may be necessary to take out the eye due to malignant tumor. In such cases, the eye is taken out and moving eye prosthesis is applied.
Lacrymal Duct Obstruction
It may be congenital or age-related and leads to watery eyes and opthalmia. It is treated by probing in children and DSR in adults. Retinal disorders are threatening for each individual. Especially those with diabetics, high myopia, retinal diseases in their families and premature infants are at risk. People in this risk group should undergo periodical examination.
Diplopia refers to the loss of parallelism between the eyes. Each eye comprises of 6 muscles. Extra- or under-strength of one or more of these muscles leads to diplopia.