Excimer Laser

Excimer Laser is the most widely used Refractive surgery method all over the world. It provides very precise treatment of refractive defects such as Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism. Excimer Laser has been applied to more than 50 million people in the world. It is a safe method approved by NASA and the US Army for their pilots. Operation techniques can be selected and applied according to the patient's condition and eye structure. Flap treatments such as FemtoLasik, i-Lasik, Lasik, SMILE and superficial treatments such as PRK, Epilasik, Lasek, NoTouch.

What are FemtoLASIK and I-LASIK?

It is based on the principle that a thin layer on the upper surface of the cornea is cut with a special laser called Femtosecond and opened in the form of a valvular opening and the eye grades are corrected with Excimer laser applied to the middle layer of the cornea called stroma.

The I-classic technique is completely painless and takes a very short time. The eye is anesthetized with drops. There are no needle or stitch applications during the operation.

SMILE is the process of removing a layer from the middle with Femtosecond incision in two separate layers in the stroma area of the cornea. It cannot be applied at high degrees and is advantageous in patients with dry eye syndrome.

NoTouch is the term used for, in low-grade myope cases up to 4 degrees, the excimer laser application to the middle layer of the remaining stroma after laser removal of the protective layer called epithelium. The treatment needs longer recovery period and is more painful. It is a good alternative in cases where FemtoLasik cannot be performed in thin corneas.


  • People over 18 years of age who wear glasses and contact lenses,
  • Those whose eye degree has not changed by more than 0.50 diopter in the last two years,
  • Those with myopia up to -10 diopter,
  • Those with astigmatism up to -6 diopter and hypermetropia up to +6 diopter,
  • Those with adequate corneal tissue thickness,
  • Those who do not have systematic diseases such as diabetes and rheumatism,
  • Those who do not have any other eye disease (keratoconus, eye pressure, etc.)
  • As a result of the preliminary examination and investigation, people whose eye structure is suitable for surgery can be treated with laser.

Neden Femtosecond (Bladeless) Laser ?

  • With the possibility of creating thin flaps with Femtosecond Laser, excimer laser can be applied to patients with high refractive defects.
  • Complications, which may be seen rarely with the use of the microkeratome, are minimized.
  • It is much more comfortable to create flaps using Femtosecond as a very little pressure is applied on the cornea.

Before Treatment

  • Since iLassic treatment is a very short treatment that is not difficult for the patient, you do not need to be worried and stressed about surgery.
  • There is no problem if you eat on the day of treatment.
  • We only ask you not to wear eye makeup, not to use perfume and not to take blood thinners such as aspirin.
  • Before going into the laser room, your eyes are only anesthetized with drops.

During Treatment

When you go into the laser room, you will be asked to lie on your back on the special laser bed. A sterile drape is placed over your eye, then your eyelids are opened with a special and safe apparatus to prevent you from blinking during the treatment. Your treatment takes about 4-5 minutes for each eye and you don't feel any pain. It is very important for you to be comfortable and follow the instructions throughout the treatment. After the treatment is finished, you will leave the laser room without your eyes being bandaged.

The First 24 Hours After Treatment

After your laser treatment is completed, you will be kept waiting for about half an hour and you will be taken to a control examination. After this control, you can leave our hospital. It is normal to have blurred vision and stinging, burning and watery eyes for 3-4 hours on the first day. You should take care to use your medicines as recommended. If you feel a headache after the laser, it is okay to take a painkiller other than aspirin. We do not recommend driving and going to work on the day of the operation. Avoid being in a dusty environment. During the first 24 hours, it is not recommended to rub, scratch, touch the treated eye, wash face or bathe. Avoid getting soap and shampoo in your eyes during the first few days.

The day after the operation, there will be no side effects that will restrict your social and work life.

After laser, your controls are done on the 1st day, 1st week and 1st month. You will need to use various eye drops for about 3 weeks and artificial tear drops for 3-6 months.