Glaucoma Surgery in Turkey

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Turkey performing Glaucoma Surgery.
Dunya Eye Hospitals Contact Dunya Eye Hospitals
Chain of Eye Hospitals, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Dunya Eye Hospitals is one of the World's largest private eye hospital chains with years of experience in eye care, treating thousands of patients every month in 14 locations in Turkey and Europe.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Dunya Eye Hospitals
99 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Prof. Hayati Tolun, MD
Prof. Hayati Tolun, MD
Eye Surgery and Ophthalmology
Prof. loannis G.Pallikaris, MD
Prof. loannis G.Pallikaris, MD
Eye Surgery & Ophthalmology
Anadolu Medical Center Contact Anadolu Medical Center
Private Hospital, Gebze (near Istanbul), Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Anadolu Medical Center
Listed ophthalmologists:
Dr. Naci Sakaoğlu MD
Dr. Naci Sakaoğlu MD
Glaucoma
Cornaea and refractive surgery
Eye Bank management
Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD
Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD
Medical Interest Areas and Activities
Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment
Refractive Surge
International Hospital Contact International Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited, multi-specialty medical center which is a part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group. The hospital provides medical care in virtually all medical specialties. International patients are catered for through the Acibadem International Patients Center.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at International Hospital
Liv Hospital Contact Liv Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The first in a brand new chain of ultra-modern hospitals, opened in January 2013, LIV hospital focuses on foreign patients, and tries to provide a complete and comprehensive service by a dedicated international team.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Liv Hospital
Yunus Emre Hospital Contact Yunus Emre Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Yunus Emre Hospital
Yeditepe University Hospital Contact Yeditepe University Hospital
University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Yeditepe University Hospital
15 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Prof. Demir Basar
Prof. Demir Basar
Ophthalmology
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Contact Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern, JCI accredited, full service hospital, established in 2009. Acibadem Maslak is part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group, so international patients are taken care of through the group's International Patient Center.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Acibadem Maslak Hospital
3 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Assoc. Prof. Abdulbaki Mudun, MD
Assoc. Prof. Abdulbaki Mudun, MD
Associated Professor of Ophthalmology
German Hospital Camlica Contact German Hospital Camlica
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
German Hospital Camlica has achieved a 7 star rating. It has 24 highly skilled and experienced physicians, who treat around 500 international patients each year.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at German Hospital Camlica
Listed ophthalmologist:
Dr. Nefesoğlu Şehvar
Dr. Nefesoğlu Şehvar
Eye Diseases
Cevre Hospital Contact Cevre Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
A private intimate hospital specialized in cosmetic procedures, aesthetics, bariatric surgery, dermatology, urology and ENT as well as other specialties, offering a full range of services to international patients.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at Cevre Hospital
Listed ophthalmologists:
Dr. Davut Kohen
Dr. Davut Kohen
Ophthalmologist
Dr. Nebi Sarıca
Dr. Nebi Sarıca
Opthalmologist
German Hospital Taksim Contact German Hospital Taksim
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
One of the largest private healthcare providers in Turkey. Has obtained JCI accreditation and is ISO certified. This hospital treats approximately 12,000 international patients annually.
Availability:
Glaucoma is available at German Hospital Taksim
3 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Ali Ofluoğlu
Dr. Ali Ofluoğlu
Eye Diseases
Dr. Eda Evliyaoğlu
Dr. Eda Evliyaoğlu
Eye Diseases
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About Glaucoma Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What are the types of Glaucoma Surgery?
The most common Glaucoma Surgery procedures are:
  • Filtration surgery (Trabeculectomy): A “trapdoor” in the eye is cut to drain fluid into a reservoir and then into the blood vessels surrounding the eye.
  • Laser trabeculoplasty: This glaucoma surgery helps drain fluid from the eye by using a laser to make tiny holes in the drainage system. Types of laser trabeculoplasty include argon laser trabeculoplasty and selective laser trabeculoplasty for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma.
  • Tube-shunt surgery (Seton glaucoma surgery): This procedure uses a silicon tube inside the eye to drain fluid. Tube shunts are used if the glaucoma is not responding to standard procedures.
  • Laser cyclophotocoagulation (Cycloablation): This procedure is used for end-stage glaucoma because there is a chance of losing vision. Laser cyclophotocoagulation destroys the muscles controlling near and far vision.
  • Iridotomy or Iridectomy: Laser or conventional surgery is used on an emergency basis for acute closed-angle glaucoma. The surgeon cuts into the iris to make a tiny opening that allows fluid to flow out freely.

What are the chances of success with Glaucoma Surgery?
Glaucoma surgery helps lower the intraocular pressure in the eye but the length of time for which pressure remains low depends on many factors – the surgical technique, the age of the patient, the race of the patient etc. Repeat surgery may be necessary to continue to control the pressure in the eye, or the continued use of medications.
  • In almost half of people who had a laser trabeculoplasty, eye pressure increases again after five years.
  • Around half of people who have trabeculectomy filtration surgery still need medication to control glaucoma.
  • Trabeculectomy filtration surgery is successful in about 70 to 90 percent of cases for at least one year.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
- Trabeculectomy filtration surgery takes about an hour to perform.
- Laser trabeculoplasty takes around 10 to 15 minutes.

Days admitted:
None. Glaucoma surgery is an outpatient procedure with no overnight stay.
Patients commonly need to remain in the doctor’s office for eye pressure monitoring, for up to three hours after surgery.

Anesthesia:
Glaucoma surgery is carried out with a local eye drop anesthesia.

Recovery:
Usually patients can go back to normal activities and work the day after glaucoma surgery.

Risks:
- Scarring and re-closure of the drainage channels in the eye.
- Infection and leakage from the blister-like bumps created on the eye.
- Risk of developing cataracts.
- Loss of vision.
- Some people experience increased eye pressure for a short period following laser glaucoma surgery, or reduced eye pressure.

After care:
- Take non-aspirin pain relievers to treat any pain or discomfort.
- Keep water out of the treated eye for around a week following glaucoma surgery
- Avoid heavy lifting, bending or straining after glaucoma surgery until the eye pressure stabilizes.
- Take care with contact lenses so as to avoid infection of the eye.

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