INTRACORNEAL RING SEGMENT ISTANBUL

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Revised May, 2024 – Resource, International Patient Center
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ABOUT INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS IN TURKEY

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INTRA-CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS (ICR) COMMONLY KNOWN AS INTACS, ARE A TYPE OF EYE SURGERY USED TO TREAT CONDITIONS LIKE KERATOCONUS AND MYOPIA. THE PROCEDURE INVOLVES PLACING SMALL PLASTIC RINGS MADE OF ACRYLIC WITHIN THE CORNEA TO HELP RESHAPE IT, THEREBY IMPROVING VISION. THE INSERTION OF THESE RINGS IS A PRECISE AND DELICATE PROCESS THAT AIMS TO ENHANCE VISUAL ACUITY AND CORRECT CERTAIN CORNEAL IRREGULARITIES.
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INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS PROCEDURE

For the intra corneal ring segments surgery in Turkey eye hospitals starts before a special clip will be attached to hold the eyelid open throughout the surgery and local anesthetic drops will be dropped into the eye to numb the eye, so the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. A very small incision will be made in the cornea to generate 2 tiny channels using laser. These channels are the locations that the acrylic rings will be inserted into. The rings can be adjusted and rotated to ensure that they are in the correct position to flatten the cornea. The ICR procedure will not take any longer than 15 minutes per eye.

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SUITABLE PATIENTS FOR INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS

Patients who suffer from myopia or short sightedness.

Patients must be over the age of 21 and have a stable eye prescription not changed over the past 2 years.

Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding will not be able to have the surgery.

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BEFORE INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS

  • Patients must arrange for a friend or relative to come to the surgery and help the patient after the surgery.
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  • Patients must not wear contact lenses from a week before the surgery.

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AFTER INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS

  • The eye can feel itchy and patients can feel a small amount of discomfort in the eye which can be prevented by using the drops prescribed  by ophthalmologist.
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  • Patients can return to their old routine within a week after the surgery.

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RISK OF INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS TREATMENTS

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

  • Glare, halos or starbursts.
  • Eye infection.
  • Inhibited night vision.
  • Double or blurry vision.

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DEFINITION OF INTRA CORNEAL RING SEGMENTS

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

Cornea – transparent part of the eye covering the iris and pupil.

Incision – surgical cut made in the skin during surgery or treatment.

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FIRST DAY

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

Intra Corneal Ring Segment eye Surgery in Antalya will be performed. The surgery will take 15 minutes to perform. The surgery is done using Femtosecond laser device to create channels in the eye for suction rings to be inserted and an intra operative ultrasonic pachymetryhe device is also used. Once the surgery ends and the patient feels better, they can return to their settlement with someone accompanying.

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THIRD DAY

Patients will attend a 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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1. What is Intra Corneal Ring Segments in Turkey?

Intra corneal ring segments surgeries are also called INTACS, which is a type of eye surgery that incorporates the positioning of plastic rings on the cornea. This is done to influence the corneas shape so that the vision is improved. The rings are made of acrylic and are carefully inserted into the cornea.

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2. How is the Intra Corneal Ring Segments Treatment done?

The surgery starts with a special clip being attached to the eye to hold the eyelid open throughout the surgery and local anesthetic drops will be  dropped into the eye to numb the eye, so the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. A very small incision will be made in the cornea to generate 2 tiny channels using laser. These channels are the locations that the acrylic rings will be inserted into. The rings can be adjusted and rotated to ensure that they are in the correct position to flatten the cornea. The ICR procedure will not take any longer than 15 minutes per eye.

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3. How long does Intra Corneal Ring Segments Treatment take?

The treatment lasts for around 15 minutes per eye to performed.

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4. Are there any risks of Intra Corneal Ring Segments?

Like every eye surgery by doctors there is a possibility of risks;

  • Glare, halos or starbursts.
  • Eye infection.
  • Inhibited night vision.
  • Double or blurry vision.

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5. Devices used in Intra Corneal Ring Segments?

During surgery Femtosecond laser device is used to create channels inside the eye for suction rings to be inserted and an ultrasonic pachymetryhe device is also used.

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How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The treatment is 2-3 days including consultation before and after the treatment is done in Istanbul or Antalya Turkey.
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FOR PATIENTS TO ARRIVE IN TURKEY, BEFORE WE ASK THEM TO SEND SOME PICTURES AND PERFORM GENERAL EVALUATION BASED ON THESE. WE DO NOT INVITE PATIENTS WHOSE AREA IS NOT SUFFICIENT OR THOSE FOR WHOM WE BELIEVE THAT THE 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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