OPHTALMOLOGY

Some of the areas where diagnosis and treatment services are provided in Ophthalmology units at our hospitals are:

Glaucoma
The Ophthalmology departments of our hospitals provide early diagnosis and treatment services for glaucoma.

Cataract
Cataract operations, Phacoemulsification, and “yag lazer” are performed in our department.

 

Refractive surgery
Refractive surgery is a surgical procedure used for advanced diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cornea, or the front, transparent surface of the eye. The unit is equipped with corneal topography devices capable of high measurement accuracy, devices for measuring the thickness of the cornea, specular microscopy, and keratometers for determining the corneal diameter and corneal refractive power.

Refractive defects are corrected by means of excimer laser in Ophthalmology department. The unit also performs corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) operations. Patients who are on the waiting list in need of corneal transplantation are operated on, when a suitable tissue becomes available through organ/tissue donations or other means.

Oculoplastic Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid operations and tear drainage system operations are successfully performed at our hospitals and medical centers.     

Retina Diseases

Retinal decollement and vitrectomy operations are successfully performed by the Ophthalmology Departments at our hospitals. The units are equipped with argon laser, fundus fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography devices.

Cornea and Contact Lenses
The unit is equipped with corneal topography devices capable of high measurement accuracy, devices for measuring the thickness of the cornea, specular microscopy, and keratometers for determining the corneal diameter and corneal refractive power.

Refractive defects are corrected by means of excimer laser in Ophthalmology department. The unit also performs corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) operations. Patients who are on the waiting list in need of corneal transplantation are operated on, when a suitable tissue becomes available through organ/tissue donations or other means.

Contact lenses are another field of activity of this unit. The unit ensures selection of the most appropriate contact lenses for patients and provides patients with information on, and demonstration of correct contact lens usage.

Strabismus
Strabismus, commonly known as 'turned' or 'lazy' eye, is anomaly of parallel position of the eyes. The two eyes may not line up in the same direction either inward, outward, upward, or downward. Such deviations may be classified roughly as those that are associated with paralysis of one or more eye muscles, and those that are not. Deviations not associated with paralysis may be sub classified as congenital deviations and other deviations.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Upon detection of amblyopia, correction of the condition with appropriate glasses may be required. In addition to glasses, closing or covering one eye, and orthoptic treatment may also be implemented by the unit.

Laser Treatment
The latest laser treatment methods are performed by Ophthalmology departments of our hospitals.

LCK
Our hospitals and medical centers successfully implement the FDA approved LCK (Light Touch CK) technique, which is an operation frequently performed throughout the world. LCK uses radio waves implemented on marked areas of the eye to reshape the cornea. While this operation allows near vision correction, the treatment needs to be renewed every 1 to 3 years.


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