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Ophthalmology

Prometeymed and the advantages of eye treatments in Turkey

Eye surgeries are very important operations. It is very important to receive successful treatments. Receiving eye-related treatments in good clinics by successful and experienced doctors minimizes the risk. Receiving treatment in Turkey is very important to minimize potential risks. The clinics in Turkey work with highly successful and experienced doctors. The devices used in the clinics are state-of-the-art and provide successful treatments. Such advantages in Turkey have made the country a successful location for eye treatments.

Wherever you are in the world, Prometeymed is here to help you get the best eye care you need. We connect our patients with some of the world’s most renowned eye operators and ensure that they have the best patient experience. While your eyes are treated in the best conditions, we ensure that you receive the best care and have the best travel.

Prometeymed, your holistic health advisor, helps you see better and feel better.

Laser Treatment

Laser eye treatment is a surgical procedure designed to correct many vision problems. Having laser eye surgery allows many people to go on with their lives without depending on contact lenses or glasses. Laser eye treatment aims to treat related problems by changing the shape of the cornea, the transparent covering of the eye, with the help of a special laser.

Before starting laser eye treatment, a potential patient should consult an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist will then determine whether the patient is suitable for this specific type of vision treatment. During the examination, the patient should inform the doctor about their medical history. The doctor’s examination is also an ideal time for the patient to tell the doctor about any medications they are currently taking.

If the ophthalmologist thinks the patient is a suitable candidate for laser eye treatment, the doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery with the patient. The doctor may also discuss certain alternative treatment options. Before, during and after the laser eye treatment, the doctor will tell the patient what to expect.

Laser eye surgery usually takes about half an hour on average. First, the patient is taken to a reclining chair in the examination room. Inside the room there is a laser system consisting of a machine connected to a microscope and a computer screen. To begin the procedure, numbing drops are instilled into the patient’s eye. The eye area is cleaned and then a lid speculum is inserted to hold the patient’s eyelids open.

As part of the surgery, laser eye surgery creates a very thin flap on the front of the cornea, which is lifted during surgery to allow the laser to reshape the eye. The flap is then put back in place where it acts as a natural bandage.

After the laser eye treatment is completed, the patient may notice that their eyes itch or burn. The patient may also have blurred vision. Such unpleasant side effects will subside after a few days.

Cataract Treatment

Cataract is an eye disease in which the transparent lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing reduced vision. Most cataracts are related to aging and therefore cataracts are more common in older people. Cataracts can occur in both eyes. People who have cataracts in one eye often go on to develop cataracts in the other eye. Cataracts are not contagious and do not spread from one eye to another or from person to person.

Any degree of loss of normal transparency of the lens is classified as a cataract. The more cloudy the lens, the more advanced the degree of cataract. Cataracts can be mild, moderate or severe. It can be early or advanced. If the lens is completely opaque, it is called a “mature” cataract. Therefore, any cataract that is not opaque is defined as an “immature” cataract. Often mature cataracts are white in color.

The lens in the eye is mostly made up of water and protein. The protein is organized in a specific way that keeps the lens clean and allows light to pass through it to focus a clear image on the surface of the retina. As we age, some of the protein can clump together and begin to cloud a small area of the lens. Over time, the cataract can become denser or blur more areas of the lens, which can make it harder to see. A cataract is not a growth or tumor. There are many other causes of cataracts beyond advancing age. Regardless of the cause, all cataracts are the result of similar changes in the protein of the lens, similarly resulting in visual blurring or loss of vision.

In early cataracts, no symptoms may be noticeable. As the cataract progresses, one may notice a blurring of vision that cannot be fully corrected with glasses. A loss of contrast sensitivity may begin and therefore problems with shadow and color vision. Problems with night vision are also among the symptoms of cataracts.

Laser cataract surgery is a procedure in which the cataract is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision.

Each of the steps in the laser cataract surgery process is performed with a laser device. The first step is the incision. In the incision procedure, a femtosecond laser is used to make an incision in the eye with the help of optical coherence tomography (OCT), which produces a magnified and high-resolution image of the patient’s eye. Phacoemulsification is then performed. During phacoemulsification, ultrasound vibration is transmitted at high speed to break up the cataract into small pieces that are gently sucked out of the eye. The next procedure is called capsulotomy and in this step the lens is removed. Finally, replacement is performed. During replacement, a new lens is attached to the existing capsule.

During the recovery process, painkillers may be taken as needed. The nurses will make sure that the patient is comfortable and can walk and eat without difficulty.

If there are no signs of complications (such as pain, bleeding or swelling), the patient can be discharged to go home a few hours after the procedure.

Before discharge, you will be given instructions about post-operative eye care, when to make a follow-up appointment and signs of complications to watch out for.

Oculoplasty and Orbital Surgery

What is oculoplasty?

Oculoplasty and orbital surgery is a specialty that deals with diseases of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbital sockets.

Oculoplasty and orbital surgery is performed for the treatment of all eye diseases and aesthetic surgery applications, from the removal of eye bags to prosthetic eye construction, from intraocular tumor surgeries to Botox, almond eye, chalazion, plexr and thyroid eye diseases.

The eyelid has a much more sensitive structure compared to other tissues. Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin area of the body. In all surgical interventions in oculoplasty and orbital surgery, it is very important not to damage healthy tissues and to intervene only when necessary. The surgery should be performed by ophthalmologists who are trained in oculoplasty surgery, who know the anatomy of the eyelid and the principles of aesthetic surgery, and who have experience in many cases.