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Glaucoma treatment in Turkey, Prices of Istanbul Clinics

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve in which a fibre loss and a reduction of the visual field occur. This condition usually requires an eye pressure treatment in Turkey in Istanbul.

The optic nerve connects the ocular globe to the brain allowing the image to be perceived. The optic papilla, which is visible during the funduscopy, is the intraocular portion of the optic nerve. The visual field is the perceived space around the eye.

The natural evolution of the disease is progressive. The damage in the visual field begins at the peripheral parts, then in the central part, until complete blindness.

Glaucoma treatment Turkey
Who is this procedure for?
  • Patients with glaucoma or tension in the eyes
Intervention or treatment's duration
  • Patients with glaucoma or tension in the eyes
Recovery time
  • Back to daily activities the day after the operation
  • Full recovery after one month
Success rate
  • 99%

What are the symptoms?

The disease arises and progresses for a long time, but people do not notice any disturbance. That’s why doctors define glaucoma as a “silent thief of sight'”. It is necessary to underline that having an excellent visual acuity is not a guarantee of a healthy ocular globe. In acute angle closure glaucoma, the symptoms are generally evident and include:

  • Severe eye pain;
  • Redness;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Coloured halos;
  • Headache;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting. 

What are the possible risk factors?

An important risk factor is the increase in the intraocular pressure that is present in 80% of the cases. Another important risk factor is age. In fact, the probability of glaucoma is 0.5% at age 45, 1% at age 60, 2% at age 80.

Other risk factors include myopia, diabetes, low central corneal thickness, trauma, surgery, eye disease, and a decrease in perfusion pressure.

Juvenile, Congenital, Chronic open-angle & Closed Angle Glaucoma

The most frequent kind of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma. The intraocular pressure rises due to the decreased outflow capacity of the exhaust system. The latter is responsible for the drainage of fluids inside the eye.

Therefore, the aqueous humour (the liquid in the ocular globe) ends up in the angle between the iris and the cornea.

In the closed angle glaucoma, intraocular pressure rapidly reaches very high levels. The most important risk factors of this type of glaucoma include:

  • Hypermetropia eye condition;
  • An increase in the thickness of the lens or iris;
  • Abnormalities in the ocular structures.

The onset of closed-angle glaucoma is often sudden.

Congenital glaucoma, which is present at birth, is a rare but particularly serious form, and it is resistant to therapies.

The juvenile glaucoma happens due to a malformation that is less serious than that of the congenital form. 

Closed Angle Glaucoma Treatment & Diagnosis

Closed angle glaucoma treatment and diagnosis is available in our partner clinics and hospitals in Turkey.

The only way to make an early diagnosis of glaucoma is to undergo a complete eye examination. During the visit, the parameters to be checked are basically:

  • The eye pressure (intraocular pressure): With the tonometry, the eye doctor evaluates the intraocular pressure to promptly detect an increase.
  • The appearance of the optic nerve: through the ophthalmoscope, the ophthalmologist can observe the optic nerve directly by the specialist. In the case of glaucoma, there is an increase in the so-called papillary excavation.
  • The visual field: the eye doctor employs the perimetry test to assess the sensitivity of the different areas of the retina. It allows identifying damage early and to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy much better than the previous methods.

Eye Pressure Treatments in Turkey & Istanbul: Cost & Reviews

Glaucoma treatment in Turkey and Istanbul consists in reducing the intraocular pressure of the eye. No valid treatment has been identified until now to prevent the progression of damage to the optic nerve. Even with perfect eye pressure, it is possible to witness the evolution of the disease.

Cost & Prices of Eye Pressure Treatment

The reduction of the intraocular pressure in your eye can be achieved with medication, laser, or surgery.

There are now different categories of drugs that can effectively control eye pressure.

The therapy’s cost varies depending on the methods and the drugs used during the treatment. Added to that, most health insurances cover the prices of eye pressure treatments.

The Drugs that are used to reduce Intraocular Pressure

The main categories of drugs or eye drops that aims at lowering the internal pressure in your eye are:

  • Beta-blockers
  • Prostaglandin analogues 
  • Brimonidine
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Parasympathomimetic drugs.

However, these drugs appear to have some side effects if they are not used properly.

Types of Laser Eye Surgery for Glaucoma

There are three types of laser eye surgery for glaucoma in our partner ophthalmology clinics and hospitals in Turkey. These laser-assisted surgical procedures include:

  1. YAG laser;
  2. Argon laser trabeculoplasty;
  3. Diode laser.

When should one undergo a Laser Eye Surgery for Glaucoma?

Sometimes the medical therapy cannot control the eye disease. In this case, it is possible to perform a laser surgery depending on the individual case.

However, this type of surgery may not be suitable for everyone. You must undergo several ophthalmic exams to make sure you're a good candidate for Glaucoma's laser surgery.

Laser VS Surgery: Which one is the best?

Glaucoma surgery is still employed today when drugs therapy or laser treatment are no longer able to reduce the eye pressure. In fact, surgery is not the first therapeutic approach because 75% of patients with glaucoma will never need surgical treatment. Added to that, it appears that after five years of surgery, the treatment loses its effectiveness in about 40% of cases.

You can contact our counsellors, and they will help you choose the best treatment plan for you. We are partnered with the best ophthalmologists and eye surgeons in the most reputed ophthalmology clinics in Antalya & Istanbul in Turkey.

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