Your lens implantation in Turkey
In addition to laser vision correction, lens surgery is also possible. This is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in Turkey. Whether you suffer from cataract, near or far vision or astigmatism, an artificial lens in the eye will give you new sharp vision – either as a replacement or in addition to your natural lens. Please contact our Aesthetic Travel Team Antalya to find out which procedure is best suited for you, which general service we offer on site and which costs you will incur in Turkey – just contact us!
Who are lens implants for in the eye?
The general requirements for an artificial lens are similar to those for laser vision correction. It is important that the patient is at least 18 years old (better mid-twenties) so that the eye is fully developed and no further changes can occur due to growth within the refractive error. However, if an infant is born with congenital cataracts, a lens implant can also be inserted here.
What types of lens implantation are distinguished in Turkey?
To improve your vision efficiently, you can use an additional artificial lens that enhances the visual acuity of your natural lens – a kind of implanted contact lens (so-called Phake Intracular Lens, EVO Visian ICL), or a lens implant (refractive lens replacement, RLA). The latter is usually used for age-related ametropia, so that you can do without your varifocals in the future!
Lens procedure: Phake Intracular Lens
The Aestehtic Travel Team Antalya offers you a contact lens, which is implanted on the surface of the eye, to permanently relieve you of your visual impairment. Dry eyes are a thing of the past, and you can see clearly in any situation and never have to be restricted by vision again! In addition, an integrated UV blocker protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Another advantage of the Phake Intracular Lens is that there is no need to apply a healthy corneal trade during the operation. This lens method is suitable for short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
Outlet Phake Intracular Lens
The intraocular lenses are used by our specialist surgeons in Turkey on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. A light twilight sleep is also possible on request. The actual operation is already completed after about 15 minutes. In the first step anaesthetic eye drops are administered to you, followed by a tiny microsurgical incision at the edge of the cornea. The folded artificial lens is then inserted through this opening and, depending on the type of lens, placed in front of or behind the raincoat. In a further step, a protective bandage is put around your eyes, which you should wear on the first night. Since lens implantation with the intraocular lens is a minimally invasive procedure, the healing process will also take place very quickly.
Lens procedure: Refractive lens replacement
Refractive lens replacement is also performed by our specialist surgeons in Turkey under local anesthesia, whereby a slight twilight sleep is also possible here. In general, the surgical lens procedure is similar to that for cataracts: the eye is opened by a very small incision at the edge of the cornea, the natural lens is then liquefied and carefully sucked out of the capsular sac. Now your individual artificial lens can be inserted into the empty capsular bag. Due to the minimal incision, the healing process will be completed quickly. Since the brain takes a little time to get used to the new sharp vision, it takes a moment for you to fully enjoy your maximum visual acuity.
If you are interested in receiving detailed advice from our Aesthetic Travel Team Antalya about these two lens surgery procedures, please contact us by e-mail, phone or via Whats-App.