Best LASIK eye surgery Clinics in Turkey

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BGN Eye Clinic Republic of Korea, Busan
4.3
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LASIK eye surgery
Consultation and examination before surgery CUSTOM LASIK Laser vision correction Postoperative drops
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$10000 $13000
Asan Medical Center Republic of Korea, Seoul
4.5
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LASIK eye surgery
Consultation with Ophthalmologist Preoperative diagnosis Lasik Laser Eye Surgery (both eyes)
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Highly rated LASIK eye surgery clinics in Turkey

The hospitals ranking is based on 2327 requests, 1086 patient reviews, prices, and information from 10 clinics

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LASIK eye surgery $1436 - $1675
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Jun 22, 2019
The patient was treated of keratoconus

Well equipped hospital. Totaly hygienic. Nice doctor Mr. Kursat Cagin. Friendly staff. Only I had a problem nobody knows English there

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M
Nov 27, 2020
The patient was treated of arthrosis

Yes, I liked everything except the discharge, the nurse came to write out and said the finish line and go to the exit. Not a doctor did not consult anything, only returned at the exit and the translator more or less explained. Да всё понравилось кроме выписки,выписывать пришла медсестра сказала финиш собирайтесь и на выход.ни врача не консультации ничего,только на выходе вернули и переводчик более или менее объяснил.в общем всем спасибо

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Sep 24, 2020
The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

Liv hospital is a terrible clinic! We were very disappointed, it’s good that they went to the memorial on time from there and didn’t perform the operation on my grandfather, conducted an examination in another clinic where they began to fully deal with him and sort out his problem with a council of doctors, in Livonia we just shouted that the situation was an emergency and it was necessary urgently to take action and just wanted to put on the operation the next day without looking at the tests and the like !!!! Лив хоспитал ужасная клиника! Очень разочаровались, хорошо что вовремя от туда ушли в мемориал и не сделали операцию дедушке, провели обследование в другой клинике где им начали полностью заниматься и разбирать его проблему с консилиумом врачей, в ливе же просто мы кричали о том что ситуация была чп и нужно было срочно предпринимать меры и хотели просто положить на операцию на следующий день не просмотрев анализы и тому подобное!!!!

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Sep 12, 2020

Everything went at the highest level. In the beginning, there were inconsistencies in the organization, which were immediately resolved for the benefit of the client, that is, me. Doctor of the aphthalmologist Belma Karini, I can only recommend, golden pens! The result of the operation exceeded all expectations not only of mine, but also of the doctor. Special thanks to the translator Dinara, she will not forget anything, she will organize everything, everything is clear and harmonious with her. The clinic is new, the wards are very clean and comfortable. I would say the Chambers are more like a luxury hotel suite. Everything in the shower glistens with towels, shampoos, etc. I RECOMMEND UNIFORMALLY !!! Всё прошло на высшем уровне. В начале были несосстыковки по организации, которые моментально решались во благо клиента, то бишь меня. Врача афтальмолога Бельму Карини, могу только рекомендовать, золотые ручки! Результат операции превзошёл все ожидания не только мои, но и врача. Отдельное спасибо переводчице Динаре, ничего не забудет, всё организует, всё четко и слаженно у нее. Клиника новая, палаты очень чистые, и уютные. Я бы сказала, Палаты похожи больше на номер люкс дорогого отеля. В душе всё блестит полотенца, шампуньки и т.д. РЕКОМЕНДУЮ ОДНОЗНАЧНО!!!

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Jul 16, 2020
The patient was treated of breast cancer

Professional doctor, clinic and staff at the highest level. Very caring and responsive assistants, special thanks to the translator. Now I will go to check up to you. thank Врач профессионал, клиника и персонал на высшем уровне. Очень заботливые и отзывчивые ассистенты, переводчику отдельное спасибо. На check up теперь буду ездить к вам. Спасибо

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Mar 24, 2020
The patient was treated of cervical cancer

She sent for PET / CT revision made at the Korean clinic Severance Hospital, because Severance made a very dubious short description, more like an unsubscribing. I chose Liv Hospital, assistant Bookimed Alexei and assistant Liv Hospital Lala all organized perfectly, data exchange by e-mail, payment at a reasonable price, three days and the description is ready, done well, in detail and clearly. Bookimed coordinator Aleksey Karaganov is a very caring and highly qualified specialist who helped with the consultation and discussion of the diagnosis. Отправляла на пересмотр ПЭТ/КТ, сделанный в корейской клиники Severance Hospital, поскольку Северанс сделал очень сомнительное короткое описание, больше похожее на отписку. Выбрала Лив Хоспитал, ассистент Букимеда Алексей и ассистентка Лив Хоспитал Лала все организовали отлично, обмен данными по эл.почте, оплата по разумной цене, три дня и описание готово, сделано хорошо, подробно и понятно. Координатор Bookimed Алексей Караганов очень заботливый и высококлассный специалист, помог с консультацией и обсуждением диагноза.

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Sep 4, 2020

It’s still too early to give a full review as the procedure hasn’t been done. But the hospital is fantastic. Dr Polat is the very best, he will sit down and talk about anything we wanted or needed. The whole staff is exceptional. More to follow.

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Mar 11, 2020
The patient was treated of epilepsy

In general, the clinic as a clinic, a lot of people, everyone is busy. Queues The translator decided the speed of the queue. Everything is fine. They took only consultations with doctors. I can not say on it their level of professionolism, only on treatment ... In general, it’s normal. В целом клиника как клиника, много людей, все заняты. Очереди. Переводчик решал быстроту очереди. Все нормально. Брали только консультации у врачей. Не могу сказать по ней их уровень профессиолизма, только по лечению... В целом нормально.

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Jan 28, 2020

It is clean and wonderful, the main good points are 1-Translater will be always with you. 2-Prices are already in their system, that means no one will cheat you.

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Dec 4, 2019

The level of the clinic is high, qualified doctors. For the second time they were vaccinated both for themselves and the child. Cons: - the indicated coordinator in Istanbul did not answer calls on the day of arrival, nor when we arrived at the clinic, did not call back, I had to explain at the reception (they speak English very weakly at the reception), - the transfer service from the clinic is not very comfortable , the drivers do not speak English, there is no child car seat, the cars are dirty, you have to wait a long time. Уровень клиники высокий, врачи квалифицированные. Уже второй раз делали прививки и себе, и ребёнку. Минусы: - указанный координатор в Стамбуле не отвечал на звонки ни в день прилета, ни когда мы прибыли в клинику, так и не перезвонил, пришлось на ресепшине объясняться (на англ на ресепшине говорят очень слабо), - услуга трансфертов от клиники не очень комфортна, водители не говорят на англ, детского автокресла нет, машины грязные, приходится ждать долго.

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Nov 12, 2019

I've visited Memorial Sisli Hospital for the VIP check up. Luckily, I've decided to make a booking through bookimed rather than directly as the company helped me later on when I experienced some problems at the hospital. It was very easy to make an appoitment and I'd like to thank Anton for patiently helping me to navigate through different hospitals and selecting the right package. Upon my arrival in Istanbul, bookimed organized a transfer to and from hotel to the hospital though due to the traffic there was some waiting time. Contact persons from Bookimed were always ready to answer any questions and provide support. In regard to the services provided by the hospital, I am generally satisfied with the VIP check up provided. Though following the tests I was referred for additional tests and consultations not covered by the package. I arrived the next day for the results and instead of in person consultation was told by an interpreter that all is well. I was very surprised with such level of services as I was requested to pay for the consultation of a professor a day before and instead received an oral statement from an interpreter. I've asked for a consultation with the professor as has been agreed before, but was told that she has left for the day. I then demanded a refund as I did not obtain a service, i.e. consultation of a professor. The hospital then sent a nurse to tell me that the tests were ok. I was still not satisfied as I was expecting a consultation from the doctor, not the nurse or an interpreter. In addition, as the therapist a day before raised concerns for me and sent me for these additional tests, I really wanted to clarify the situation and ask questions. Unfortunately, the hospital could not provide it as apparently there were no other doctors available in this field. This whole second day was a big disappointment as it seems the hospital staff did not care about helping me once I was done with the VIP check up, they also did not try to find alternative solutions. It felt as a scam, as the day before the doctor sends you for additional tests and then you do not get anything out of these tests - not a consultation. Only after repeated demands I was given a hand written note which said the tests were ok, but it did not look as a proper test results comparable to the ones I did a day before. Considering that additional tests and consultations were not cheap, I requested a refund. It took almost the whole day to obtain a refund, the hospital could no longer provide me with an interpreter neither in Russian nor in English and I felt disappointed. The interpreters who are assigned for check up were busy with other clients and could not attend to my situation. I was left waiting for about 4 hours while the hospital management was making a decision. Finally, with many thanks to an interpreter from Memorial Bahçelievler hospital, I believe her name was Olga, the situation was resolved. Olga showed herself as a professional and a very caring specialist. I managed to obtain my refund. I also appreciate the support bookimed provided throughout the situation. Once I left, there were some other test results that I expected to obtain in the next week. Unfortunately, it again took forever to get these results back and required bookimed to follow up on several occasions with the hospital. I do appreciate Barbara's follow up with me and her following up with the hospital. Overall, I am satisfied with the Check up service, but very dissatisfied with the follow up procedure and lack of consultation. I will not choose this particular hospital for future check ups, as if you're paying you should receive service and not deal with the issues and feel like a scam.

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Nov 29, 2020
The patient was treated of breast cancer

Now I am being treated at this clinic. They promptly examined, diagnosed and prescribed treatment. The doctor and staff are professional and attentive, answering all questions. Special thanks to Lala and Niyaz for coordination and guidance. Сейчас нахожусь на лечении в этой клинике. Оперативно обследовали, поставили диагноз и назначили лечение. Доктор и персонал профессиональны и внимательны, отвечают на все вопросы. Отдельное спасибо Лале и Ниязу за координацию и сопровождение.

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Mar 25, 2020
The patient was treated of parkinson"s disease

Very good coordination, everything went as planned.

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Jul 31, 2020
The patient was treated of astrocytoma

Hello everybody. Thanks to the Clinic for a successful operation. To the Neurosurgeon Mustafa Onaz and Professor Gohan. We are diagnosed with Brain cancer, the last stage, malignant. The tumor was twice as large. They saved my husband's life. Masha Allah. The operation was 8-9 hours. they deleted everything, I consider this a record. It was a difficult operation. Well done. At our KZ they could not remove everything that was, only a small part was removed and that's it. I bow to you. At the expense of the clinic. Service At the Highest Level. Another razzzzz Many thanks to Mustafa Onaz. We love you. A doctor from God. He needs OsKar ❤️❤️❤️ Aidana Amanshieva Всем Здравствуйте. Спасибо Клинику за успешную операцию. Именно Нейрохирургу Мустафа Оназ и Профессор Гохан. У нас диагноз Рак головного мозга, последний стадия, злокачественный. Опухоль было двое раза больше. Они спасли жизнь моего мужа. Ма ша Аллах. Операция было 8-9 часов. они все удалили, Я считаю это рекорд. Сложная операция было. Молодцы. У нас в КЗ не смогли удалить все что было, только маленькую часть убрали и все. Вам низкий поклон. На счет клиники Сервис На Высшим Уровне. Еще раззззз Огромное Спасибо Мустафа Оназу. Мы вас любим. Врач от Бога. Ему нужно ОсКар ❤️❤️❤️ Айдана Аманшиева

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Jan 31, 2020

Yes but there were slight price difference plus the service there hurt me a lot regarding transportation , and the translator was a girl named Maya was rude in some atmosphere, since it was Saturday ... she keep pushing me go back airport so that she goes home

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Jan 9, 2020

Hello! In both clinics in both Antalya and Istanbul (Asel, Nino) there were super coordinators. But, giving a tidy sum, I left with what I arrived. Without an accurate diagnosis and any solution to my problem. The doctor’s appointment $ 120-160, lasts about 5 minutes! And this is at best. Results and recommendations are issued in Turkish, and not in English. Здравствуйте! В обеих клиниках и в Анталии и в Стамбуле ( Аселя, Нино) были супер координаторы. Но, отдав кругленькую сумму, я уехала с чем приехала. Без точного диагноза и какого либо решения моей проблемы. Прием врача 120-160$, длится около 5 мин! И это в лучшем случае. Результаты и рекомендации выдаются на турецком, а не хртя бы на англ языке.

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May 7, 2019
The patient was treated of alopecia

That was great experience for me and my 2 passions, People in this hospital they did a good job and magic communication, Thanks for every one from Bookimed and memorial for the brilliant job that you offer, I will speak too much about you

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Apr 29, 2019
The patient was treated of infertility

All liked it. Unlike other clinics, the translator works well here. All the time in touch. We even called her at night. The doctor took me even after the procedure. Usually in other clinics you can’t see doctors anymore. The clinic is clean and comfortable. Near a lot of cafes, hotels in 5 minutes from the clinic. The area is quiet and calm. I saw many clinics in different countries. Everywhere there are pros and cons. But there is no claim to the Memorial clinic. The doctors did everything they could. I understand my situation. And by the way the price for the treatment is acceptable. Все понравилось. В отличие от другой клиники тут переводчик хорошо работает. Все время на связи. Мы звонили ей даже ночю. Врач принимал меня даже после процедуры. Обычно в других клиниках врачей уже не видишь. Клиника чистая уютная. Рядом много кафе, отели в 5минутах от клиники. Район тихий спокойный. Я видела много клиник в разных странах. Везде есть плюсы и минусы. Но к клинике Memorial нет притензии. Врачи сделали все что смогли. Я понимаю свою ситуацию. И цена кстати за лечение приемлимая.

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Feb 28, 2020
The patient was treated of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

The clinic is new, when you come in, there is no fear that the hospital, during the course, is beautiful, very, and smells, the doctor and staff are very responsive, they often clean, the rooms are cozy. Клиника новая, когда заходишь, нету страха, что ето больница, в ходе красиво, очень, и пахнет, врач и персонал очень отзывчивые, убирают часто, палаты уютные.

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Feb 27, 2020
The patient was treated of atelocardia

Thank you for choosing the Memorial Bahçelievler clinic, for which many thanks to Inga Lutsunyak, who did a really huge job, taking into account my unusual case. When traveling, everything was very organized, everything was clear and clear, without delay, the translator and the doctor of the clinic were extremely polite and caring. Thanks to Professor Dr. Ibrahim Sari, the consultation was carried out in great detail, with care and attention, with very necessary advice, thanks to the translator of the clinic Iryna Topaloglu, I really was impressed with not only professionalism, but what is very important for me, a humane attitude! Payment was at the price that was originally said, they did not try to do unnecessarily unnecessary procedures, did not overcharge. True, I didn’t expect it, they scared me so much, but everything turned out to be wrong, thanks to you Благодарю за подбор клиники Memorial Bahçelievler, за что Огромное спасибо Инге Луцуняк, которая провела правда громадную работу, с учётом моего необычного случая. При поездке все было очень организованно, все было четко и ясно, без задержек, переводчик и врач клиники были крайне вежливы и заботливы. Спасибо профессору доктору Ibrahim Sari, консультация проведена очень детально, с заботой и вниманием, с очень нужными советами, спасибо переводчику клиники Iryna Topaloglu, я правда была впечетлена нетолько профессионализмом, но что для меня очень важно, человечным отношением! Оплата была по цене, которую сказали изначально, не старались сделать ненужно лишние процедуры, не завышали цены. Правда, не ожидала, меня так пугали, а все оказалось не так, благодаря Вам

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Feb 16, 2020
The patient was treated of liver hemangioma

The stay in the clinic was very comfortable, the doctor is a professional in his field, very grateful to him !!!!! The staff is very polite, with an understandable attitude, friendly and attentive. The chamber is spacious, bright and comfortable. Пребывание в клинике было очень комфортным, врач профессионал своего дела, безумно ему благодарна!!!!! Персонал очень вежливый, с понимаем относится, доброжелательный и внимательный. Палата просторная , светлая и уютная

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Feb 10, 2020

Very friendly staff and translator, helped in everything. After the operation, they gave all the advice on the care of transplanted hair, the transfer and the hotel were very pleased. The doctor is still in touch, although the operation was on January 3rd, he helps with his favorite questions and clarifies everything. Now it remains only to wait for the final result. Очень приветливый персонал и переводчик, во всем помогали. После операции дали все консультации по уходу за пересажанными волосами, очень порадовал трансфер и отель. Врач до сих пор на связи хотя операция была 3го января, с любимы вопросами помогает и все разъясняет. Теперь осталось только дождаться окончательного результата.

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Feb 1, 2020
The patient was treated of hiv

The first thing that does not suit me is that to this day I do not see a report on my expenses. The second - it was very important for me to get a genetic analysis, which is still not ready. The purpose of the trip is the selection of therapy for genetic analysis. As for the doctor, I had a very short consultation with the doctor, at which she expressed her opinion about the therapy and did not let me ask a single question because there was the next patient. Первое, что меня не устраивает - я по сегодняшний день не вижу отчета по моим расходам. Второе - мне было очень важно получить генетический анализ, который до сих пор не готов. Цель поездки - подбор терапии по генетическому анализу. По поводу врача, с врачем у меня была очень короткая консультация, на которой она высказала свое мнение по поводу терапии и не дала мне задать ни одного вопроса потому что был следующий пациент.

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Oct 3, 2018

I am not satisfied at all of Kolan Hospital. I have been doing some tests with Dr Coskun which promised me to have a follow-up appointement the following day and she cancelled on me. I am working abroad and I never received the results of the 2 tests I did in the hospital!!! Don't go to Kolan Hospital if you live outside Turkey, because they just ignore all messages and calls when you are out of Turkey. It is a pure robery, because tests without results are useless...

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Sep 20, 2018
The patient was treated of lymphoma

Good evening! Work coordinator at altitude! Everything is prompt and qualified! Service and medicine in the clinic at a good level, prices for PET-CT are the most affordable in Turkey. The only significant drawback: the problem with the translators + the clinic does not make the description in Russian, and in fact is positioned as an international one. Добрый вечер! Работа координатора на высоте! Все оперативно и квалифицированно! Сервис и медицина в клинике на хорошем уровне, цены на ПЕТ-КТ самые доступные по Турции. Единственный существенный недостаток: проблема с переводчиками+клиника не делает описание на русском языке, а ведь позиционируется, как международная.

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Mar 23, 2018
The patient was treated of strabismus

I am disappointed Я разочарован

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The Best LASIK Eye Surgery Doctors in Turkey

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Akif Özdamar
Istanbul , Turkey
Dünyagöz Hospitals Group
3.7
3 reviews
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Istanbul , Turkey
Dünyagöz Hospitals Group
3.7
3 reviews
Ophthalmologist, Specialist in Cataract, Keratoconus, Cornea and Presbyopia Treatment
Orhan Elibol
Istanbul , Turkey
Dünyagöz Hospitals Group
3.7
3 reviews
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Istanbul , Turkey
Dünyagöz Hospitals Group
3.7
3 reviews
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LASIK eye surgery
About the procedure
From $1200
Local anesthesia
1 days in hospital
Outpatient
1 days in country
1 hours duration
Questions and answers

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is one of the most popular and safe options to restore vision. This high-tech operation allows you to correct even the most serious violations in the shortest term.

The LASIK eye surgery is performed using an excimer laser generating powerful ultraviolet radiation. Laser radiation acts directly on the inner layers of the cornea and the outer surface of an eye is preliminarily bent through a microsurgical incision.

What are the main advantages of LASIK operation in Turkey?

The LASIK eye surgery in Turkey is popular due to some indisputable benefits:

  • 96% of patients have vision enhancement after the surgery
  • the LASIK method is recognized by the world-leading ophthalmologists as a safe and effective procedure
  • necessary outcomes are achieved with minimal risks and side effects
  • it is possible to correct the vision in both eyes in one procedure
  • the procedure takes 10 minutes
  • LASIK has the widest range of applications: it corrects both myopia, hyperopia and eliminates astigmatism
  • the result of the operation is stable — the risk of subsequent visual impairment is minimal.

What are the detriments of the LASIK vision correction surgery?

The LASIK laser correction procedure also has some disadvantages that you should be aware of before going into the surgery:

  • age restrictions — persons under 18 years of age cannot have LASIK surgery because the vision change in a child or adolescent in the future is very difficult to predict. The maximum age for the operation is 65 years (depending on the technical capabilities of the clinic)
  • high price — the procedure is not expensive, however, you will spend significantly more money on glasses or lenses
  • medical contraindications — eyelid diseases, individual features of an eye structure, and so on.

Who is a candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

Specialists recommend LASIK surgery to patients aged 18-65 years to treat the following diseases:

  • myopia — up to -12D (in individual cases — up to -15D)
  • farsightedness — up to +6D
  • astigmatism — up to ± 6D.

What are the contraindications for the LASIK procedure?

Doctors do not recommend laser eye correction for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, keratoconus, as well as with diabetes, arthritis, blood vessel diseases.

The operation is strictly contraindicated for patients with progressive visual impairment, eye inflammation, lens spasms, for pregnant women, or during the lactating period. The doctor may detect some individual contraindications during a preliminary examination.

What diagnostics are needed before the operation?

Diagnostic tests are necessary before the procedure. Only after that specialists develop an individual treatment plan. Diagnostics is performed using modern computerized equipment, which allows you to assess the parameters of the visual system, identify the cause of visual impairment, and predict the result of the operation more accurately.

The diagnostic program usually includes:

  • hepatitis B and C blood tests
  • Wassermann test (WR)
  • HIV antibody/antigen test
  • general blood analysis
  • electrocardiogram (EKG).

Tests should be passed no more than a month before the procedure.

Except for the blood tests, the patient needs to undergo eye examinations as:

  • Refractive error diagnosis
  • Wavefront (CustomVue)
  • Optical quality analysis system (OQAS)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT).

What are the steps of LASIK eye surgery?

The LASIK procedure is minimally invasive and does not affect the internal tissues of the eye. It is carried out in several steps and takes 10-15 minutes. 

  1. An ophthalmologist administers local anesthesia using eye drops.
  2. The doctor forms a flap of the upper layer of the cornea and bends it with a microsurgical instrument (microkeratome) or a Femto laser.
  3. With the help of an excimer laser, the doctor acts on the cornea deep layers forming the desired curvature of its surface.
  4. The flap of the cornea layer is returned to the place and fixed.
  5. The cornea is treated with an anti-inflammatory drug.

How long is rehabilitation after the operation in Turkey?

Vision correction with LASIK technique does not require hospitalization. The operated person stays in the clinic for 1.5-2 hours. 

The preparative period lasts 10-20 minutes, the operation itself — 10-15 minutes. After the correction, the patient has a rest for about an hour, then the doctor examines him/her and gives recommendations. The patient gets a set of medications, including eye drops, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory drugs.

In 24-48 hours after the surgery, the patient comes back to the clinic in Turkey for an eye check-up. Read more about the rehab after the LASIK procedure here.

What are the risks of LASIK eye surgery?

The risk of complications after the LASIK eye correction is minimal. 96% is a success rate of this laser surgery. However, it is still a surgery, so possible complications are:

  • drooping eyelids or ptosis (temporary)
  • corneal edema
  • dry eye syndrome (DES)
  • allergic reaction
  • slow wound healing
  • epithelial ingrowth under the flap
  • vision regression
  • astigmatism.

To reduce possible risks, it is necessary not to ignore the postoperative examination and follow all the doctor's recommendations.

What should you know about Turkey before the trip?

Currencylira (you also can pay for services in dollars and euros)
Best period for the tripMay-October
LanguageTurkish (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)
Visais not required for a trip of at least 30 days per visit
Time difference with Europe3 hours
Time difference with the USA8 hours
CapitalAnkara
Medical tourism centerIstanbul
Popular resortsAlanya, Antalya, Kemer, Marmaris

What is the level of medicine in Turkey?

Healthcare is the key development sector of the Turkish government. The Turkish authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 77 billion liras for healthcare annually.

As a result, 28,000 medical facilities provide excellent medical care in the country. About 50 centers have certificate of JCI (Joint Commission International), the international improver of healthcare quality and safety across the globe. The index of certificates obtained is the largest. To compare, Israel has 20 JCI-accredited facilities, and Germany — only 10 clinics of this type.

Why is Turkey trendy for medical tourism?

Turkey is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE, Jordan, and Lebanon prefer treatment in Turkey to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. Over 1 mln international patients travel to Turkey annually. So Turkey is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

Turkey is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 50% on services compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services are provided here?

In Turkey, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. The level of Turkish hotels is comparable to hotels in Tunisia, Morocco or Egypt. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

When is the best time to travel to Turkey?

The main advantage of Turkish resorts is the long beach season. On the Mediterranean coast, it starts in April and lasts until November. In the resorts of the Aegean Sea — from May to October. The most comfortable time for swimming is from mid-June to the end of October. A large influx of tourists is in July-August, when the air temperature is +38°C, and the water warms up to +27°C.

Do I need a visa?

In 2020, the Republic of Turkey has visa-free agreements with 89 states. Some foreigners are exempted from obtaining entry visas, others are required to receive an electronic visa (e-Visa), and still others must apply for a visa at Turkish missions abroad.

What states need a visa for treatment in Turkey and what countries can cross the border free and easy read here.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to Turkey for treatment?

Visas for travel to Turkey require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds ($50 per day per person)
  • insurance policy for a stay in Turkey (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.
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