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Everything you need to know about Laser Eye Surgery.


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Basically, Laser Eye Surgery corrects eye defects for patients with Myopia (Nearsightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness), Presbyopia (Reading Vision Problem), Astigmatism,and Keratoconus. Surely these visual defects can significantly impact patients comfort and daily life. In particular, their needs make it difficult to perform everyday life activities. Also, these obligations can make patient’s quality of life difficult. Moreover, finding a solution to correct these defects reduces the burden of visual problems and improves patients quality of life.

What kind of method is Laser Eye Surgery?

Although most patients do recover without any problems. Obviously it is a minimal invasive surgical procedure. Our eye surgeons will make several examinations to see how the vision is affected. Generally, patients will spend 20-30 minutes of time in examination before having the surgery. Do not rely on information from anyone who is not an ophthalmologist about whether you are suitable for this surgery.

To get rid of eye refraction errors!

Obviously it is possible to get rid of vision errors with Laser Eye Surgery. Especially for patient age between 18 and 60 years old. You can contact us 24/7 to find out more about the surgery. We offer a detailed eye examination to find out if you are suitable for Laser Eye Surgery, without losing time. Particularly, eye scanning will only take about 10-15 minutes. You can come to our hospitals to find out more information.

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LASIK Laser Eye Surgery. Cataract and Lens Replacement Eye Surgeries. Keratoconus Cross-Linking Surgery. Cornea Transplant. Blepharoplasty Aesthetic Surgeries. Vitrectomy Surgeries. Prosthetic Eye Surgeries. FAQ. Strabismus Crossed Eye Squint Treatments, Diabetic Retinopathy Disease. Glaucoma Disease and Treatments. Retinitis Pigmentosa Disease and Treatments. Dry Eye Syndrome Treatments. Periodic Eye Examinations.

Basic information about laser eye surgery.

About laser eye surgery

Ever since the first excimer laser technology was developed in 1987. It has been successfully applied to suitable eyes. Today’s technology allows more successful results to be obtain. In our country the first laser eye surgeries were performed in 1992.

Which method should I choose?

In simply, it is a minimally invasive surgery designed for treating patients with refractive errors. Also, not everyone’s eye is suitable to be treated with Laser eye Surgery. Therefore you should have adequate testing before opting for the surgery. If you prove to be suitable, our eye surgeon will then check your eyes and see if you are suitable for the surgery based on the findings. Especially do not believe whether you are suitable for this surgery other than ophthalmologists.

Will your eyes deteriorate again after laser eye surgery?

The result was that most eye problems depend on variables such as age or diseases. In this regard, laser eye surgeries correct the current defects within your eye.

However, Laser Eye Surgery is generally eligible for people who are 18 years and above.

At what age can I have Laser Eye Surgery?

Especially Laser Eye surgery can applies to patients aged 18 years and older with suitable eye structure under normal conditions.

What refractive defects can be corrected with Laser Eye Surgery?


People with Myopic eye problem usually have a form of cornea that curves toward the front of the eye. As a result, the light is focused in front of their retina. Therefore this is what causes them to have a blurred image.


For people with Hyperopia (Farsightedness), the cornea is flat more than it should be. Therefore light is focused behind the retina. This causes blurry vision in farsighted patients.


Especially patients with astigmatism tend to develop blurred or double vision due to the abnormal shape of the cornea.


Presbyopia means aging eyes. Especially with over age 40 or 45, everyone’s reading vision ability blurry as they get older. Reading glasses are need to read papers and mobile phone. Presbyopia LASIK Smart Laser treatment is applied to correct the reading vision with suitable eye structure.

In summary, for people with clear eyesight, Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia will be well corrected with Laser Eye Surgeries.

Can Keratoconus patients have Laser Eye Surgery?

Keratoconus is a slowly progressive degenerative eye disease that causes the cornea to become thinner and outward cone than normal. Significant vision problems, such as vision loss, may also result. Especially you can stop this disturbing disease with Cross-Linking Surgery.  Generally patients must use prescription glasses. Furthermore for our patients who have reached a certain age older than 35 years old and whose cornea is suitable, Laser Eye Surgeries can be apply together with Cross-Linking treatment to get rid of eye defects and prescription glasses. On the other hand, Intraocular Phakic ICL lens application can be a solution for our patients who have Keratoconus. Also who cannot have Laser Eye Surgery because of thin cornea or have a very high prescription.

The important factors related to laser eye surgery.

Excimer Laser Eye Surgeries

Laser Eye Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery used in the treatment of eye refraction errors. Although the percentage of risks are very low. Most likely other surgeries, some complications are possible. In addition, patients should do their part to minimize these risks and pay attention to some issues.

We can list the topics to be considered in order to minimize these risks as follows.
  • Patient Factor
  • Physician Factor
  • Technology Factor
  • Hospital Factor
Patient Factor

Especially wrong patient selection is the most important risk factor for eye surgeons. Wrong patient selection is valid for all eye surgeries. The age, medical history, corneal thickness, the structure of eye, and health condition is very important for Laser Eye Surgery.

Who is not suitable for Your Laser Eye Surgery?
  • Certain systematic diseases.
  • You should not have an active eye infection.
  • During pregnancy and breastfeeding, mothers are not suitable. Patients need to wait until the end of breastfeeding period.
  • Thin corneas below the limits.
  • Cataract patients.
  • You must not have had eye herpes.
  • Severe diabetes syndromes.
  • Rheumatic disease and dry eye syndrome may endanger a person’s eyes. Dry eyes must be treated before surgery.
  • Genetic corneal diseases.
  • Permanent retinal diseases.
Amblyopia (lazy eye)

For patients with lazy eye (amblyopia), alternative treatments are available. Besides laser surgery can improve vision capability slightly compared to prescription glasses. Laser Eye Surgery is a solution for patients who can not use wearing prescription glasses. Amblyopia is an eye condition, especially in children, where eyes are not able to focus properly.

Why avoid cheap Laser Eye Surgery?

You may think that a cheap Laser Eye Surgery is good for you. In this case, you renounce technology, physician quality, medical care and sterile conditions. Furthermore, even more importantly, you take risks.

What you should take into account to make your decision?

We highly recommend that our patients select newest excimer laser technology and screening equipments, hospitals where the environments are completely sterile, experienced eye surgeons and team. We want to remind our patients that they only have two eyes and it’s the most important and sensitive organ.

Physician Factor

Our experienced Eye Surgeons have graduated best medical schools in the world with highest rank. Such as Harvard Medical School, Viena Medical School, Cerrahpasa Medical School and Hacettepe Medical School. Our eye surgeons have successfully completed nearly 100,000 surgeries in total with 35 to 15 years of experience. At the Smart Laser Eye Centers, our patients eye condition evaluates together by all of our eye surgeons.

Especially patients should pay attention to a few factors when choosing their eye surgeon. These factors include the doctor’s experience, education, academic career, and experience with complications. The medical support team is also important. A good doctor definitely wants to work with a good medical team. If you have decided to have Laser Eye Surgery. We recommend you choose hospitals with specialist physicians and new technologies.

Technology Factor

Laser Eye Surgery is something that assures a patient of a lower risk for his health when the procedure is performed in a high-tech hospital. The personalized elegance to this surgery is mostly decided through the surgeon’s training level, academic qualification and clinical experience of various specialists working together. Certainly, every eye surgeon would want to use that latest technology as it is necessary to be acquired and used during every operation. It doesn’t matter how well they know the procedure, they would want to use that most advance technology.

Hospitals who invested in this technology should not be expected to offer cheap surgery. Hospitals are investing in these advanced technologies make this investment by thinking of their patients. Eye treatment technologies are among the branches that require much higher investment compared.

Hospital Factor

Especially in full-fledged hospitals have to apply strict rules on sterilization. These rules apply to all patients. Patients prefer to have Laser Eye Surgeries because they are more secure. Being in a full-fledged hospital is also sterile. In addition, full-fledged hospitals give patients a sense of assurance. Smart Laser Eye Centers locates in fully-fledged of multiple disciplines hospitals.

What are the most common risks and temporary side effects?

In Laser Eye Surgery, there are a number of complications that can be dealt with, though rarely. As such, it is important to choose an expert eye surgeon who often deals with eye complications.

The list of Surgery Risks and rare complications:
  • Eye infections that may occur when people do not take their medication properly.
  • Epithelial ingrowth.
  • Flap slippage due to unconscious contact after the surgery
  • “Haze” blurry eye.

These problems can be compensated with medical intervention.

Do I need to have surgery again?

There is a possibility of re-operation, especially in patients who use high prescription glasses. That’s why Sensitive Profile Patient Program available for high prescription patients.

Is Laser Eye Surgery 100% guaranteed for life?

One of the most frequently mentioned issues among patients is the increase in eye dioptries after surgery. Basically, laser eye surgery is a correction surgery. No doctor can guarantee that your eyes will not deteriorate in the future. Although doctors will only comment on your eye condition in future. Your eye is an important organ of your body and it ages with you just like your other organs. It is possible for your eyes to deteriorate again for any medical reason after this surgery. However, under normal conditions, the eye of a healthy individuals will not deteriorate.

However, if you have some cronical diseases that cause deterioration of our eyes (such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and kidney diseases, etc. ). It is important to be under strict control. Visit your eye doctor regularly. A lifetime guarantee cannot be offer to the patients in all refractive eye treatments. In case your eyes deteriorate again in the future, your doctor will try to correct your eyes with possible treatments.

What should you expect after laser eye surgery?
  • Temporary flashes of light in your night vision after surgery.
  • The sun is very bright during the day.
  • Temporary dry eye syndrome.

In order to avoid these, you must follow the actions your doctor tells you to take.

Especially for Presbyopia patients, your doctor will give you specific advice. The duration of treatment satisfaction will vary according to the age of each patient. Patients over the age of 50 may be more satisfy with Presbyopia LASIK Smart Laser Eye Surgery. This is because their reading vision problem will progress slowly. Your doctor will definitely inform you about this. Do not forget that since everyone’s eye structure is different, no patient is exactly like another patient.

What are the important complications for No-Touch (T-PRK) or PRK Laser Eye Surgery?

Especially in this technique, A long-term laser beam or by manual surgical procedure removes the epithelial top layer of cornea. For this reason, the patient spends 3-4 days in severe pain and discomfort after the surgery.

In this technique vision capability restore back in 1 week. Accordingly for a good vision, patients needs to wait about 1-2 months. This method uses more laser beams and heat on the cornea than the LASIK technique.

In order to prevent the risk of “Haze” blurry eye complications due to thermal impact. Some medications and procedures need to applies during the surgery. However, these medications and procedures are not 100% guaranteed to eliminate the risk of “Haze”. No-Touch or PRK method is not eligible for hyperopia patients because of the risk of “Haze” depending on the condition of the eye. There is no “Haze” Risk in LASIK Laser Eye Surgery.

How can this risk be minimized?

We use the new Excimer Laser Technology “Dynamic Spot Technique” to minimize the risk of “Haze”. This is a technique which minimizes risk of thermal impact “Haze” complication. It is widely use in Smart Laser Eye Centers.

Can Laser Eye Surgery cause a permanent problem?

Especially Laser Eye Surgery will not cause permanent damage to the eyes of patients. Unless if there is any technical, medical and / or doctor’s fault. Especially in Smart Laser Eye Centers, all surgeries are recording and storing in our cloud system for training and quality assurance purposes.

How much does laser eye surgery cost me?

Laser Eye Surgery Pricing

The procedure does to treat refractive errors more effectively. Laser Eye Surgery is usually performing on two eyes. Sometimes patients would need correction for only one eye. Therefore price can give for single eye surgeries.

We give laser eye surgery pricing as includes all on the cost.

Laser Eye Surgery outcomes include the performance of the following actions:

  • Laser eye surgery eligibility checks (free of charge).
  • Surgery Examination.
  • 2 eye drops they use for the first month.
  • Protective Glasses.

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Are you suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Almost 90% of our patients was suitable for the laser eye surgery. To check whether you are suitable for laser eye surgery, you can get an appointment right now and have your free eye examinations done with in 30 minutes. You can get in touch with us to learn more detailed information.


Detailed Disagnosis

On the day of the operation, you will be welcomed by our nurse or our expert staff. Before the operation, you will be told in detail what you will experience. Our doctor who will perform the surgery will answer all your questions.

Surgery Examination

Your diagnosis and examinations required for the surgery are completed. A 3D map of your eye is created. As a result of your tests and examinations, the planning of your treatment is made by your doctor. Finally, your doctor will show you how to see after surgery.

Pre-Surgery Preparation

Just before starting the operation, anesthetic drops are placed in your eye. The area around your eye is sterilized. It is fixed with a special apparatus so that you do not close your eyelids. During the operation, you do not feel any pain, but you feel touched.

Flap Preparation

In order for the laser to be thrown into your eye, a flap preparation is made on the upper part of your cornea. Afterwards, your doctor lifts up flap and makes it ready for the laser in order to throw the laser.

Laser Shot

With the push of a button, your doctor directs the robotic laser to your eye. After this stage, the robotic laser finds your eye, locks onto your eye and approaches your eye until the distance to which the laser shot will be fired. After the laser reaches the distance to be shot, your doctor starts the laser shot and the laser process is completed. The robotic laser then leaves your eye and returns to its place.

End of the Surgery

After the laser shot is completed, your doctor will wash your eye with BSS serum. It places the opened flap in the same way. If your doctor deems it necessary, may placed clear soft contact lenses for your eye protection. Finally, the eye drops are dripped into your eyes and your surgery is completed. Then you can get up from the table.

First 24 Hours

In the first 5-6 hours after the surgery, there may be a mild or moderate stinging or burning sensation. It is recommended to sleep during this time. After 5-6 hours, your vision starts to improve. During this period, you should definitely not touch your eyes and use the eye drops given to you. The day after the surgery, your doctor who performed the surgery will examine you.

First 30 days

Your doctor or our specialists will explain in detail what you need to do after the surgery. All details such as not rubbing your eyes and using your eye drops regularly, when to do sports and when to take a shower are shared with you.

After 1st Month

At the end of the first month, you must come to our center for examination. The first month examination is very important for your eye health. All tests and examinations are done again. The condition of your eyes is evaluated and information is given about the success of the surgery. The healing process of your cornea continues until the sixth month. The felt side effects of the surgery will disappear during this time. It is recommended that all our patients have eye check-ups every year.

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The Gold Standard in Excimer Laser Technology

2022 model latest 4th generation “Excelsius” M-7 H laser (1200 Hz) robotic excimer laser technology is available in our Smart Laser Eye Centers. LASIK, iLASIK, LASEK, PRK, NO-TOUCH (T-PRK), SMILE and Topo-Guided LASIK, laser surgery techniques are apply in all our hospitals.

Why you should choose us?

We use our Excimer Laser Technology differently for each patient, because every patient's needs are different. In reality, two eyes are not exactly the same. Therefore our first task is to make sure that understand every details of your eyes. An important part of this process requires using an infrastructure. This infrastructure should have world-class innovative technologies. Rephrase It is important for an eye surgeon to make an accurate diagnosis in eye treatments. This is done by creating an individual eye treatment plan as a result of a detailed and comprehensive screening process based on experience. Our doctor needs to use innovative technology diagnostic equipment to decide on the right treatment. In summary, Smart Laser Eye Centers use innovative technology diagnostic equipment.

Your Expert Eye Surgeons

Op. Dr. Ali Nihat Ofluoğlu, Our eye doctors, Göz Doktoru, göz Doktorlarımız, Göz cerrahlarımız

Dr. Ali Nihat Ofluglu

Education Information:

After graduating from primary school in Trabzon, Dr. Ofluoglu. He completed secondary and high school in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in 1987. He successfully completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He received his specialization equivalency in Turkey from Istanbul University Capa Faculty of Medicine . He worked as an Ophthalmologist at Taksim German Hospital between 1997-2014 as an ophthalmologist.

Work experience:

German HospitalGalata Medical Academy

Certificates, Memberships, Scientific Publications:

  • Articles Published in International Refereed Journals (Sci&Ssci&Arts And Humanities)
  • Traenenwege from Die Endeskopie Der Ablrite. Akuchar, P. Novak,
  • Ofluoglu FJ: Steinkogler. Spectrum Der Augenheikunde (1985)
  • Volumersatz Der Orbita Myth Bioplastic. FJ Steinkogler, A. Kuchar,
  • Novak, A.Ofluoglu Spektrum Der Augenheikunde
  • Turkish Ophthalmology Association
  • European Society Of Cataract And Refractive Surgeons
  • American Society Of Cataract And Refractive Surgery

Specialized Treatments and Surgeries:

  • Retractive Laser Eye Surgery: iLASIK (Femto Lasik), LASIK, LASEK, TransEpithelial PRK (NO TOUCH) and SMILE
  • Cataract Surgery (Smart Lens Surgery)
  • Keratoconus Treatments – Cross-Linking Surgeries
  • Pterygium – Eyelid (Bird Wing) Surgery-
  • Dry Eye Disease and Treatments
  • Strabismus Treatments
  • Glaucoma- Glaucoma Eye Pressure Treatments
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – Treatments for Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases
  • Macular Degeneration Disease Treatments

Foreign language:

  • English
  • German
Medical University of Vienna
35 Years of Experience
>35.000 Surgery
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Op. Dr. Alim Huseynov, Göz Doktoru, Our eye doctors, göz Doktorlarımız, Göz cerrahlarımız, eye surgeon, cornea expert, eye doctor

Dr. Alim Huseynov

Education Information

He completed primary, secondary and high school in Baku. He graduated from Azerbaijan Medical Faculty in 2010. He completed his ophthalmology residency in Baku National Ophthalmology Center Azerbaijan . He was entitled to receive the Presidential Scholarship of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014, and completed the equivalence of specialization in Turkey in the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University in 2014-2018, and worked as a research assistant and ophthalmologist at the university until 2018. He worked as an Ophthalmologist at Private LIV Hospital Nation between 2019-2022.

Work experience:

  • Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine
  • Private LIV Hospital Ulus

Certificates, Memberships, Scientific Research:

  • Peroperative developing choroidal detachment and its management.
  • Surgical Approach in Posterior Polar Cataract.
  • Iatrogenic retinal artery occlusion caused by cosmetic facial autologous fat filler injections.
  • Effect of Smoking on Ocular Surface and Corneal Nerves.
  • Lupus choroidopathy in a patient with discoid lupus erythematosus.
  • Endophthalmitis and its treatment with early parsplanavitrectomy.
  • Turkish Ophthalmology Association.

Specialized Treatments and Surgeries:

  • Retractive Laser Eye Surgery: iLASIK (Femto Lasik), LASIK, LASEK, Trans Epithelial PRK (NO TOUCH) and SMILE
  • Cataract Surgery (Smart Lens Surgery)
  • Keratoconus Treatments – Cross-Linking Surgeries
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Dry Eye Disease and Treatments
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Glaucoma- Glaucoma Eye Pressure Treatments
  • neuro ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases Treatments
  • Oculoplasty
  • Uveitis Diseases
  • Ectropion and entropion surgery – Eyelid deformity treatments
  • Enucleation and Evisceration Prosthetic Eye Surgery

Foreign language:

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Turkish
 Medical University of Selcuk
12 Years of Experience
>8.000 Surgery
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Definitely avoid low-cost Laser Eye Surgery…

You may think that an inexpensive laser eye surgery is right for you. This might be fine if you're buying a cheap TV, but it's not worth the gamble with your eyesight. But as you know, having cheap eye surgery means sacrificing technology, physician quality, medical care and sterile conditions, and most importantly, taking risks. The issues that fall on a patient who wants to have laser eye surgery and should pay the most attention; The hospital with the latest technology excimer laser and imaging devices, sterile environment and experienced doctors and clinical team should be selected. We would like to remind all our patients that they only have two eyes and that the most important and most sensitive sense organ is their eyes.
None of these things are more important than your eye health, and we do not compromise on quality and cutting-edge technology. We offer you our prices in a very understandable, fair and affordable way.
There are no hidden costs in our pricing. We make Laser Eye Surgery affordable for you.

Forget about your year-round expenses for your eye lenses, eyeglasses expense and more importantly, losing your eyeglasses and lenses!

Don't you want to get rid of all the trouble and expense related to your glasses and lenses? Tired of living with your glasses or contact lenses?

Imagine how nice it would be to dive, ski, jog, bike and exercise freely at the bottom of the sea without needing any of these!

We want you to know that we are 100% committed to the best possible laser eye treatment for your eyes.