CORNEAL CROSS LINKING EYE TURKEY

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Revised May, 2021 – Resource, Turkey iHealth Patient Support
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ABOUT CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINK IN TURKEY

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CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINK IS TECHNIQUE WHICH IS USED IN 1998 TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH KERATOCONUS. CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINKING USES UV LIGHT AND  PHOTO SENSITIZER TO STRENGTHEN CHEMICAL BONDS IN THE CORNEA. THE CORNEAL CROSS LINKING IS USED TO TREAT THE FOLLOWING CORNEAL DISEASES.
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CORNEAL CROSS LINK EYE

For the corneal collagen surgery in Turkey eye hospitals apart from improving the person visions, the types of Corneal may be noticed as;

Keratoconus – Keratoconus is when the cornea becomes weak, progressively thinner and irregular in shape that can cause high levels of astigmatism. Instead of a normal round shape resulting in a clear vision, the cornea in Keratoconus can become cone shaped. This can interfere with seeing a clear vision.

Astigmatism – Astigmatism is when the front surface of the eye is less round and more irregular in shape so the image does not focus clearly on the retina in the back of the eye, which can result in poor vision and glare.

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CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINK PROCEDURE

Corneal Cross Linking surgery in Turkey goz hospital starts with the patient having anesthetic drops in the eye to numb the eye. A lid speculum will be placed to keep the eyelid open. After disrupting the epithelium of the eye drops of riboflavin 0.1% (vitamin B2) are given for 15-30 minutes. After adequate riboflavin absorption the patient will be positioned with UV light at small distance from the corneal apex for at least 30 minutes per each eye. Following irradiation antibiotic drops will be given and a bandage contact lens may be placed.

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SUITABLE PATIENTS FOR CORNEAL COLLAGEN

Male and females who are over the age of 12 and whose corneas cannot be too thinned or too scarred for the procedure.

Patients must be at a good health condition and be healthy mentally and physically.

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BEFORE DENTAL CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINK

  • Patients must not wear contact lenses at least 3 days before the surgery.
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  • Patients must arrange for someone to come with them to the surgery and help them after the surgery.

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AFTER DENTAL CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINK

  • Patients can start wearing contact lenses after 3 weeks from the surgery.
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  • Patients can return to their normal activities the next day after the surgery.
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  • Bandage contact lenses will be worn until 5 days after the surgery.
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  • Patients must take eye drops and other medication prescribed as told.

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RISK OF DENTAL CORNEAL COLLAGEN TREATMENTS

There is a slight possibility of risks to occur like in every treatment such as;

  • Infection.
  • Allergy to anesthesia.
  • Temporary corneal haze.
  • Dry eye.

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DEFINITION OF CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINK

Keratoconus – the cornea becomes weak, progressively thinner and irregular in shape that can cause high levels of astigmatism. Instead of a normal round shape resulting in a clear vision, the cornea in Keratoconus can become cone shaped. This can interfere with seeing a clear vision.

Lid speculum – an instrument used to keep the eyes wide open and free from blinking.

Epithelium – cells that help protect or enclose organs.

Anesthetic drops – drops given to numb to eye so the patient does not feel any discomfort during the surgery and being awake.

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FIRST DAY OF CORNEAL CROSS LINK

The patient will attend a consultation with the ophthalmologist and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then  be taken through couple of tests that are required before the treatment. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day.

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SECOND DAY OF CORNEAL CROSS LINK

Corneal Cross Linking Surgery will be performed. Corneal cross linking surgery takes at least 30 minutes to per eye to be performed if both eyes  are being treated then the surgery will take approximately an hour and half. The surgery is done under local anesthesia and once the surgery ends and the patients are feeling themselves better, then they can return to their settlement to rest with someone accompanying..

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THIRD DAY OF CORNEAL CROSS LINK

Patients will attend post surgery check up and consultation. If they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results were all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to go back to their normal routine.
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WHY TURKEY IHEALTH?
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For the best corneal collagen cross linking holiday packages in Turkey, our professional staff is dedicated to provide all your services including consultations, diagnostic services, billing and insurance, travel & lodging, language interpretation services and arrangements. All our agreed Medical facilities are International standard and JTI Accredited to ensure the latest technology in the Top hospitals in Turkey are visited.
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1. What is Corneal collagen cross linking in Turkey?

Corneal collagen cross linking is technique which is used first in 1998 to treat patients with Keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross linking uses the UV light and photo sensitizer to strengthen the chemical bonds in the cornea.

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2. How is the Corneal collagen cross linking Treatment done?

The surgery starts with the patient having anesthetic drops in the eye to numb the eye. A lid speculum will be placed to keep the eyelid open. After  disrupting the epithelium of the eye drops of riboflavin 0.1% (vitamin B2) are given for 15-30 minutes. After adequate riboflavin absorption the patient will be positioned with UV light at a small distance from the corneal apex for at least 30 minutes per each eye. Following irradiation antibiotic drops will be given and a bandage contact lens may be placed.

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3. How long does Corneal collagen cross linking Treatment take?

Corneal cross linking surgery takes at least 30 minutes to per eye to be performed if both eyes are being treated then the surgery will take approximately an hour and half.

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4. Are there any risks of Corneal collagen cross linking?

Like every treatment there is a possibility of risks;

  • Infection.
  • Allergy to anesthesia.
  • Temporary corneal haze.
  • Dry eyes.

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5. Devices used in Corneal collagen cross linking?

During corneal cross linking surgery in Turkish goz dunya hospitals, the latest corneal cross linking digital laser eye system available.

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How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The treatment is 2-3 day including consultation before and after the treatment is done in Istanbul or Antalya Turkey.
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TURKEY SERVICES TO HELP YOU BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR STAY

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✓ First wash in hospital.
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FOR PATIENTS TO ARRIVE IN TURKEY, BEFORE WE ASK THEM TO SEND SOME PICTURES AND PERFORM THE GENERAL EVALUATION BASED ON THESE. WE DO NOT INVITE PATIENTS WHOSE AREA IS NOT SUFFICIENT OR THOSE FOR WHOM WE BELIEVE THAT PROCEDURE WILL NOT YIELD GOOD RESULTS. THEREFORE MOST PATIENTS WHO ARRIVE IN TURKEY KNOWS CONDITIONS AND LIMITS OF THE TREATMENT, WHICH ENSURES OF EXPECTATIONS TO BE MET.
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