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Do not Overestimate Myopia, Hypermetropia, and Astigmatism!

Tired of wearing glasses too? Watching movies in 3D is torture for you? Or do you hate it when your glasses get wet in the rain? Associate Professor Dr. Volkan Hürmeriç from Ankara Dünyagöz Hospital said: “With laser surgery options today, we can plan treatment according to patient needs and eye measurements.”

Laser therapy does not blind! 

Stating that one of the biggest concerns of patients is the likelihood of blindness that can occur after surgery, Associate Professor Dr. Volkan Hürmeriç from Dünyagöz Ankara Hospital said: “In laser treatment, the laser beam is only applied to the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye, and does not penetrate the inner layers. Thus, there is no risk of blindness with laser treatment.” Saying that there is information pollution about laser treatment and this raises many questions among patients, Associate Professor Dr. Volkan Hürmeriç added: “For example, there is an opinion that laser treatment is a painful operation, but laser surgery is a painless procedure performed on the avascular corneal layer of the eye under a drip anesthesia. Another aspect that is highly feared is that those who have received laser treatment will not be able to have another eye surgery such as cataract surgery in the future, which is completely untrue. Those who have had laser surgery can easily have all kinds of eye surgeries in the future.”

Success lies in personalized laser treatment

Stating that there are many laser treatments due to evolving technology to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism, Associate Professor Dr. Hürmeriç said: “There are types of laser treatments suitable for every person, including PKR, INTRALASIK, ILASIK, LASEK, and SMILE. These treatments also differ depending on the structure of the eye. There are options for laser surgery that can be used for certain structures of the eye and even for patients of different occupational groups. One method may be more suitable for astigmatism, another for severe myopia, and a completely different one for hypermetropia. The vision needs and conditions of a driver who drives at night are not the same as those of a person with the same diopter who is actively involved in sports such as boxing and football, with a high risk of blows to the eyes and head. Like fingerprints, the structure of the eye and the level of vision vary from person to person. Many variables, from the thinness of a patient's cornea to the degree of refractive error, and even the patient's occupational risks, are important when choosing which laser treatment to use after a laser feasibility test.”

For a successful operation:

Stating that to achieve a successful result of laser treatment, it is important to choose the right treatment for a particular person, as well as to ensure the working conditions of the doctor and the operating room by the standards, Associate Professor Dr. Volkan Hürmeriç said: “When the technological and hygienic infrastructure of the hospital is provided, surgical materials are disposable, all the technological infrastructure is prepared for laser treatment and examinations, and the patient comes to a doctor who has the experience and specializes in laser treatment, the right treatment environment is created for the patient.” Associate Professor Dr. Volkan Hürmeriç argues that the short duration of laser surgery has misled patients about the simplicity of this operation, and added: “The short duration of laser surgery does not mean that the operation is simple. After a thorough examination of the eyes and the provision of all the elements necessary for the operation, the treatment of the patient begins. Most patients can go on with their daily lives the day after operation.”



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