The idea of eye surgery can be very intense for most people. Rest assured; our Este Turkey surgeons have a minimum of 10 years of experience. Did you know that LASIK is one of the safest elective surgical procedures available, with an almost zero complication rate (i.e., it is estimated to be less than 1%).
Here are some common laser eye surgery benefits.
To ensure you feel no pain, numbing anaesthetic drops are administered to your eyes and you are given medication to fully relax. The surgeon makes a circular cut in the corneal epithelium using a fine blade (trephine). The trephine leaves a small arc-shaped area of the circle uncut, so the epithelial flap that is created remains attached to the eye. A diluted alcohol solution is placed over the eye for approximately 30 seconds, which loosens the edges of the epithelium and enables the surgeon to gently push the loosened flap of epithelium to the side. The excimer laser is then positioned over the eye to reshape the corneal stroma and correct the vision. After the laser treatment is completed, the epithelial flap is repositioned on the eye. A special contact lens that acts like a protective bandage is then placed over the treatment area of the eyeball.
Este’s laser eye surgery follows a specific series of steps to make sure you are prepared before you leave for treatment in Turkey, and know that when you return from Turkey the Este team will be following up with you regarding treatment aftercare and check-ups.
In your virtual consultation, you can send photos and chat with our medical professionals, where we can discuss your goals and determine whether your chosen treatment is best matched for your needs, or whether another of our treatments will yield the best results. We will also be more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Este Medical Group will look after your accommodation and travel to Turkey. When you arrive to our Istanbul clinic, our friendly team will be there to greet you (they do speak English, no worries!). Before the procedure, the Este Turkey team will go over the whole treatment from beginning to end, making sure you are once again fully briefed on what to expect. Post-treatment the team will make sure you have all you need to know to continue with your aftercare.
After your surgery, we’ll get you home with a comprehensive aftercare plan. And we’ll be with you every step of your recovery with ongoing virtual aftercare calls and messages via WhatsApp for up to 1 year to ensure you’re happy with your lasting results.
Here’s why people choose Este Turkey for professional treatments and aftercare.
This is a permanent treatment (with a few exceptions). Most clients experience their newly corrected vision by the day after the procedure. Recovery time is minimal.
The actual surgery is not painful as anaesthetic eyedrops are used during the procedure. Eye pain after the surgery is often due to post-treatment inflammation.
Este will provide you will a full aftercare guide for your laser eye surgery. These are a few common aftercare recommendations.
You must be over the age of 18, and your eye prescription must be stable (i.e., your prescription should not have changed or varied in the two years before the surgery). If your prescription has changed frequently over the last few years, laser eye surgery may not be an effective treatment for your eyes.