Corneal diseases and corneal transplants in Istanbul
The cornea is a transparent glass-like layer covering the front of the colored part of the eye, protects the eye against external factors and plays a major role in vision.
There is a lot of diseases can affect Cornea which some of it are : Allergies, corneal infections, corneal ulcer, conjunctivitis, dry eye and Keratoconus
Keratoconus is the progressive thinning of the cornea and its cone shape by losing its normal curve and extending to the front more than normal. It changes the refractive power of the cornea and causes moderate and severe astigmatism and blurred vision.
Why Choose Us
Cornea (KERATOCONUS) Treatment & Surgery
Intacs Treatment: Intacs corneal inserts or implants are a minimally invasive surgical option used primarily for the treatment of keratoconus.
Corneal Cross Linking Treatment (CXL): is a para-surgical technique born in Dresden in 1998. It consists in a photodynamical polymerization of corneal stroma, to increase its strength by multiplying collagen fibers, with the goal of stabilyzing the cornea and stop keratoconus’ progression.
Corneal Transplantation (Keratoplasty): is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with corneal tissue from a donor, it can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea.
Instructions to follow for your Cornea Surgery
The doctor will give you a prescription for preoperative and postoperative drops which you will need to purchase. Note that you will need to start the application 2 days before your surgery.
You will have to wait 5 minutes between the application of each of your drops in order to optimize its absorption.
It is very important to provide a companion or a safe means of transportation for the day of your surgery. You will not be able to drive and your vision may be blurred. It is the same for the follow-up appointment after the surgery 24-48 hours postoperatively.
Apply your preoperative drops the morning of the operation;
Bring a list of your medications, in tablets and drops, even if they are not eye medications (for the eyes);
Take your medication as usual;
Dress comfortably, as you won't have to change for your surgery.
The wearing of jewelry and make-up is prohibited;
Eat lunch or dinner, depending on the time of your appointment, as usual.
A nurse will be present to answer your questions before the surgery.
You will have a follow-up appointment after 24-48 hours postoperatively with your doctor;
During appointments, always bring your drops and your calendar;
Return to work varies depending on the nature of your duties and your work environment;
It is normal to have blurred vision;
Reading, watching television and using a computer are allowed, taking breaks to reduce dry eyes;
You need to put the shell on your eye for a week when you sleep;
You should start your postoperative drops 4 hours after surgery, when you get home;
we suggest wearing sunglasses for your comfort when going outside.
For the first fortnight:
Do not rub the eyes;
Do not lift or lift heavy weights;
Do not play contact sports or exercise;
Do not make sudden movements;
Do not lean your head lower than heart / waist level;
Do not wear makeup.
For the first month:
Do not put your head under water in a swimming pool, lake or sea.
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