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Founded in 2022, CURExplore is a service provider that brings together guests from abroad through medical staff and translators who can speak their own language.

CURExplore, which organizes international patients from all over the world, mostly from Europe to Turkey, is an Istanbul-based health tourism intermediary company that is a member of TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) with the code 14076 and has the Ministry of Health Accreditation.

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      Laser Eye Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

      Laser eye surgery is an operation performed to reduce or completely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. The most common types of these surgeries are LASIK and LASEK.


      Lasik, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a method used to change the shape of the cornea. During the procedure, the doctor creates a flap in the corneal layer using a special laser, then lifts this flap to reshape the tissue underneath. This process changes how the eye focuses light, thereby correcting vision.

      Lasek, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, softens and removes the surface layer of the cornea and then uses a laser to change the shape of the cornea. It has a slightly longer recovery period than LASIK but can be more suitable in some cases.

      The most common methods of laser eye surgery are LASIK and LASEK, as mentioned. Both are performed for similar purposes, but their application methods are slightly different. In LASIK, a special laser is used to create a flap (cap) in the corneal layer of the eye. After this flap is lifted, the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped with an Excimer Laser. This procedure corrects vision defects such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The flap is then closed, and the healing process begins. The recovery is generally quick, and patients can return to normal activities within a few days.


      In LASEK, the surface layer of the cornea is softened with an alcohol solution and pushed aside. Then, similarly, the cornea is reshaped with an Excimer Laser. After this process, the corneal layer is put back in its original place, and the healing can take a bit longer. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. While LASIK offers a faster recovery, LASEK may be more suitable for thinner corneas. The choice of which method is appropriate depends on the patient's eye structure and needs.


      After laser eye surgery, many people can see clearly without glasses. However, these surgeries are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Therefore, consulting an eye doctor and undergoing a detailed eye examination is very important. Like any surgical procedure, laser eye surgery can also have some risks and side effects, such as infection, decreased vision quality, and dry eyes. Hence, it is important to follow the doctor's recommendations and not neglect follow-ups.

      Post-surgery care is crucial as the eyes need to be protected during the healing process. The doctor's instructions are absolutely vital. Since every surgery and individual is different, the doctor's recommendations will be specific to the person.


      Doctors usually prescribe eye drops to prevent infection and dryness of the eyes. Regular use of these drops is crucial. It's normal to want to rub your eyes in the first few days after surgery, but this can negatively affect healing. Avoid rubbing your eyes. Wearing sunglasses for a while after the surgery can protect your eyes from sunlight and wind. You should avoid eye makeup for a week after laser eye surgery. In the first few days and weeks after the surgery, your vision may fluctuate, and you may see halos around lights. Your eyes may also feel temporarily gritty. This is normal and will decrease over time.


      Avoiding screens like computers, televisions, or phones for the first few days will be good for your eyes. Be careful not to get water directly in your eyes. Be gentle when washing your face and protect your eyes. Not missing the routine check-ups set by your doctor after the surgery is important to monitor the healing process and prevent potential complications. If you notice any abnormal conditions during the recovery period (such as severe pain, vision loss, sensitivity to light), you should definitely consult your doctor.

      Generally, general anesthesia is not applied in laser eye surgeries. These types of surgeries are mostly done under local anesthesia, meaning anesthetic drops are applied to your eyes. This ensures that you don't feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.


      Everyone's experience can be a bit different. Some people may feel slight pressure or discomfort during the procedure, but this is usually mild. The post-procedure recovery is generally quick. The eyes may burn or water a bit, but this is temporary.

      In general, the most popular laser eye surgery methods like LASIK are suitable for myopia (nearsightedness) up to -8.00 diopters and hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism up to +4.00 diopters. However, these numbers can vary depending on the patient's eye structure and the surgeon's preference.

      We can say that laser eye surgery is generally painless. Drops are used before surgery to numb the eye. These drops ensure that you don't feel any pain during the procedure. Of course, everyone's pain threshold is different, and some people may experience mild discomfort after the procedure.


      After the surgery, there may be mild symptoms like burning or stinging in the eyes, but these are usually temporary. Your doctor will recommend some drops or medications for these conditions. Most importantly, following the doctor's instructions after surgery and taking necessary steps to protect your eye health is essential.