Your lens Implantation in Turkey

Besides the possibilities for eye lasering, there is the method of lens implantation. Lens implantation is one of the most often performed surgical procedures in Turkey. If you suffer from cataract, myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, with an artificial lens in your eye, you will have again sharp eyesight. This can be instead of your natural lens or additional. Which method is the best in your case, what kind of service you will get and what costs you will have to pay in Turkey, our team of Aesthetic Travel in Antalya will give detailed answers to your questions? Just give us a call! We are glad to be of service!

Who is suitable for lens implantations?

The general preconditions for an artificial lens are almost the same as with eye lasering. From importance is, that the patient is at least 18 years of age, better in the mid-20s, so the eye has completed and will not undergo changes by growth. If you have an infant with an inborn cataract, lens implantation can be done.

What kind of different Lens Implantations you do in Turkey?

To increase your eyesight efficiently, there is the possibility for implanting an additional artificial lens into your eye – quasi an implanted contact lens (phakic intraocular lens, EVO Visian ICL) or as a replacement (refractive lens exchange, RLA). The last one is used for age-related patients, so they can go without varifocal glasses.

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The procedure of the Phakic Intraocular Lens

The intraocular lenses are implanted from our eye specialists in Turkey under local anaesthetic. On request, patients can be put to a twilight sleep. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes. In the first step, you will receive your anaesthetising eye drops. After that, a minimal incision is made at the rim of the cornea. Through this opening, the folded lens is placed before or behind the iris. Next step is a bandage around the eyes you will have to wear the first night. Since lens implantation with an intraocular lens is a minimally invasive procedure, the healing process is prompt.

The procedure of the Refractive Lens Exchange

Also, the refractive lens exchange is done by our eye specialists in Turkey under local anaesthetic or on request a twilight sleep. Here is also made a small incision at the rim of the cornea and the natural lens is liquefied and carefully removed and replaced with the artificial lens. The brain will need a short while to accustom to the new sharp eyesight.

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Lens Implantation – at a Glance
  • Duration of Treatment

    1 -2 Hours

  • Hospitalization

    Outpatient

  • Regeneration

    Immediately

  • Costs

    from 1,990 EUR

To whom a Lens Implantation is suitable?

Lens implantations are for patients who are not suitable with the classic eye lasering methods. This is the case by an extreme visual disorder. Counted are high hyperopia, myopia or when the cornea not thick enough is. To determine all this, there is needed an extensive pre-examination.

What is a Phakic Intraocular Lens?

With the implantation of a Phakic Intraocular Lens patients don’t need contact lenses or spectacles anymore. This kind of lens implantation takes around 10 minutes for each eye with a minimal procedure to add lens to your natural lens. Phakic Intraocular Lenses are individually produced for optimal correction of your longsightedness, shortsightedness or astigmatism. The implanted lens is not visible or noticeable. That way more defective visions are treatable.

How are working Multifocal Lenses?

If for a lens implantation a multifocal lens is used, the natural lens will be removed and exchanged with the multifocal lens. This artificial lens is specially formed and compressed for self-development at the very same place as the old lens. The treated eye needs a bandage for one day. Since the incision is extremely small, it will close by itself.

Is a Lens Implantation painful?

You receive anaesthetising for the eye and will feel maybe a light pressure. For three to five hours after the eye operation, your eyes are maybe watery, light-sensitive and the feeling to have a foreign object in the eye occurs. This reaction is vanishing fast and you don’t need a pain reliever.

How much time is needed for Recovery?

Your eyes recover usually within 24 hours. The eyesight is already good. Within the following weeks, your eyesight becomes better and better. You should follow the advice and instructions of your doctor, especially the plan to take eye drops.

What Expenses awaiting me for a Lens Implantation?

The whole amount for lens implantation depends on the needed implant, the grade of the ametropia, and the physician in charge. You have to calculate the average with around 2.000 Euros.

What Risks and what Complications can I encounter with a Lens Implantation?

Even with strictest hygiene and rigour by lens implantations, there is always the risk of infection, because a foreign object is implanted. But these cases are very rare. You can encounter differences in your eyesight in dusk or dawn and the night. Under correction or an overcorrection is possible, even when very seldom.

A big advantage of lens implants is when there are complications they can be taken off easily anytime.