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Glaucoma Treatment in Turkey

  • Below you will find a ranking of the best clinics and doctors specializing in Glaucoma Treatment in Turkey.
  • The clinics are selected based on the effectiveness of treatment, the qualifications of doctors, the ratio of price and quality, the level of service, and the equipment producibility.
  • We personally checked these clinics and can recommend them to our patients

Cost of Glaucoma Treatment in Turkey

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I-lasik (2 eyes)
Shunting of glaucoma
Surgical treatment of glaucoma
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1590 EUR
4950 EUR
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Best Doctors for Glaucoma Treatment in Turkey

REMZİ KARADAG
ophthalmologist
Work experience: over 20 years
Achievements:

The doctor specializes in eye diseases.
Regular participant of seminars and conferences.
Published in scientific journals.

MEMBERSHIP
1 – Turkish Ophthalmology Association
2 – TOD Cataract and Rectative Surgery Unit (KRCB) Active Membership
3 – Turkish Ophthalmology Association Glaucoma Unit Active Membership
4 – TOD Cornea and Ocular Surface Unit Active Membership
5 – Member of American Society of Cataract Refractive Surgery
6 – Member of European Society of Cataract Refractive Surgery
7 – Turkish Medical Association
8 – Istanbul Medical Chamber

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Efekan Joshkunseven
ophthalmologist, surgeon
Work experience: over 18 years
Achievements:

More than 150 scientific publications and articles.

More than 165,000 surgical cases.

Membership in  medical associations:

  • TOD (Turkish Ophthalmological Association)
  • ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
  • ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
  • AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
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Anil Kubaloglu
ophthalmologist, surgeon
Work experience: over 23 years
Achievements:

Doctor has over 100 scientific publications.

More than 30,000 surgical cases.

Membership in  medical associations:

  • TOD (Turkish Ophthalmological Association)
  • TTB (Turkish Medical Association)
  • TCOD (Turkish Republic Ophthalmological Association)
  • ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons)
  • ASCRS (American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
  • AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
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Umit Aykan
ophthalmologist, surgeon
Work experience: over 28 years
Achievements:

Dr. Umit Ayhan is a well-known specialist in eye disease at Dunyagoz Etiler Hospital. He is an expert in general examination, glaucoma, cataract, strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology and medical retina.

Memberships:

  • Turkish Medical Association
  • Turkish Society of Ophthalmology, Istanbul Branch
  • Turkish Society of Ophthalmology, Delegate of General Assembly
  • Turkish Society of Ophthalmology, Member of TOYK General Assembly
  • Turkish Society of Ophthalmology Glaucoma Unit, Active Member
  • Turkish Society of Ophthalmology Cataract-Refractive Surgery Unit, Active Member
  • Turkish Society of Ophthalmology Electrophysiology Unit, Active Member
  • Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Robert N. Shaffer Glaucoma Fellows Association
  • Medical Association of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
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Best clinics for glaucoma treatment in Turkey

Patient reviews about Glaucoma Treatment in Turkey
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5/5
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Diagnosis: Glaucoma

In the Veni Vidi Eye clinic, an operation was performed to install a drain for glaucoma. Qualified personnel, operating professorial staff! The best choice for price and quality! Definitely recommend!


5/5
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Diagnosis: Glaucoma

I came from abroad, first of all, I recommend Veni Vidi Eye Hospital to everyone. I had I-Lasik surgery for glaucoma and I was very comfortable with it. I am very satisfied with my doctor Serdar Marol, he carefully took care of the entire operation process. The hospital is very clean and all the staff are friendly. I would also like to thank the doctor’s assistants and those who took care of me during the preparation for the surgery. I recommend Veni Vidi Gez clinic to everyone.


5/5
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Diagnosis: Glaucoma

I would like to thank the ophthalmologists of the Koch clinic, who, without exaggeration, saved my sight! I treated glaucoma in my hometown for several years, but the intraocular pressure did not decrease in any way. Having learned from bitter experience (the vision in the right eye has deteriorated critically and now cannot be restored), I decided to go abroad in order to preserve the vision at least in the left eye. Here, I underwent a laser operation and prescribed drops, and also treated a concomitant disease, which also contributed to the increase in blood pressure. In the complex, all this gave an excellent result!


5/5
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Diagnosis: Glaucoma

If there are serious problems with the eyes, then it is better to immediately contact good specialists. I treated glaucoma long and slowly until I went to Turkey to see Dr. Osman Oram. Excellent doctor. Satisfied with the treatment.


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Glaucoma Laser Therapy Program in Turkey

  • Duration of stay in Turkey: 4-8 days (depending on the laser correction method)
  • Day 1: Еxamination
  • Day 2: Laser vision correction (outpatient)
  • Days 4-8: Return home (depending on the method of laser correction)

Surgical treatment of glaucoma in Turkey

  • Duration of stay in Turkey: 7 days
  • Day 1: Еxamination
  • Day 2: Operation + hospitalization
  • Day 3: An extract from the hospital
  • Day 6: Control examination
  • Day 7: Return home
Why is glaucoma treatment in demand in Turkey?

glaucoma treatment in TurkeyGlaucoma treatment in Turkey is becoming an increasingly popular medical service among residents of Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East for a number of reasons:

  • glaucoma treatment in Turkey is carried out in specialized clinics equipped to world standards and certified by JCI;
  • treatment of all types of glaucoma in foreign patients is carried out by qualified ophthalmologists with extensive experience, who are trained in European and American clinics and are internationally recognized;
  • doctors use advanced diagnostic equipment and high-tech methods for the treatment of all types of glaucoma;
  • the cost of glaucoma treatment in Turkey is significantly lower than in leading European and Israeli clinics with the same quality and results;
  • foreign patients are provided with comfortable conditions of stay, including successfully solving the problem of the language barrier.

Foreign patients can undergo diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma in Turkey at affordable prices in many public and private clinics. Each of them employs well-known doctors with extensive and successful experience in the treatment of this disease. To make the right choice in favor of a particular clinic and/or choose an ophthalmologist for the treatment of glaucoma in Turkey, they are usually helped by an experienced operator, for example, the Experts Medical service.

 

What do you need to know about glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a chronic disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. If left untreated, it can lead to complete loss of vision. According to WHO, glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of blindness worldwide, can occur at any age, but is 6 times more common in people over 60 years of age. As a rule, both eyes are affected.

How does glaucoma occur?

Normally, a clear liquid circulates in the eye, which provides nutrition to various structures. It fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye. The excretion of fluid occurs through the drainage system of the eye, the trabecular network, and channels at the angle of the anterior chamber, which forms the iris and cornea. When the outflow is disturbed, fluid accumulates in the eyes, which causes an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP). High pressure in the eyes gradually leads to damage to the blood vessels of the retina, the optic nerve, and loss of vision.

 

Causes of Glaucoma

Glaucoma can be primary and secondary. Primary associated with the pathology of the drainage system of the eye. Secondary glaucoma occurs due to other diseases of the eye (inflammation, cataracts, diabetic changes, thrombosis, trauma, tumors, etc) or after unsuccessful ophthalmic surgery.

 

Types and stages of glaucoma

In modern ophthalmology, among the 20 different types of glaucoma, there are several main ones:

  • Open angle glaucomaOpen-angle glaucoma, in which the drainage system of the eye is not functioning but the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye is normal. It occurs in 90% of patients, develops gradually, and is often asymptomatic.
  • Angle-closure (narrow-angle) glaucoma, in which the angle between the iris and the cornea is significantly narrowed, making it difficult for fluid to drain from the eye. It develops rapidly with symptoms that may come on suddenly, in the form of an attack with loss of vision.
  • Normal IOP glaucoma, which occurs in 1 in 3 people with this disease and develops when IOP is normal or slightly elevated.
  • Congenital glaucoma, which occurs due to improper intrauterine formation of the drainage channels of the eye.

Ophthalmologists distinguish four stages of glaucoma – from initial, asymptomatic (I) to terminal with loss of visual function (IV). In the absence of treatment, the disease progresses, and symptoms appear, including visual impairment.

Symptoms of glaucoma

At II-III stages of the disease, patients with glaucoma may have the following manifestations of the disease:

  • pain, discomfort, and feeling of fullness in the eyes;
  • redness of the eyes;
  • headache, nausea, and vomiting;
  • glare, black flies, meshes, iridescent circles in the eyes, iridescent halos around light sources, photophobia, blurred vision;
  • narrowing of the visual field, loss of peripheral or lateral vision (blind spots), sometimes sudden, in the form of seizures.

With these symptoms, it is urgent to undergo an ophthalmological examination. With the early and timely diagnosis of glaucoma, for example, with the help of an ophthalmological check-up in Turkey, it is possible to stop the development of the disease and preserve vision.

 

Diagnosis of glaucoma in Turkey

glaucoma diagnostics in TurkeyIn Turkish ophthalmological clinics, specialists diagnose glaucoma using high-tech methods and the latest-generation equipment. They apply:

  • optical coherence tomography (OCT), which allows assessing the state of the retina and optic nerve head, detecting glaucoma in the early stages;
  • OCT angiography, which shows the condition of the fundus vessels and the blood supply to the optic nerve;
  • dynamic contour tonometry (DTC) is an ultra-precise measurement of intraocular pressure with a special ophthalmic tonometer;
  • digital flicker perimetry is an innovative method for checking peripheral vision in glaucoma;
  • ophthalmoplethysmography is an examination of the blood supply to the eye in order to determine the prognosis of the disease;
  • tonography is a determination of intraocular fluid circulation and IOP;
  • gonioscopy is an examination of the anterior chamber angle between the iris and cornea;
  • pachymetry is a technique for measuring the thickness of the cornea;
  • fundus biomicroscopy is a study of intraocular structures and the fundus of the eye using special lenses and an ophthalmic microscope.

Such a comprehensive examination allows ophthalmologists to accurately determine the type and stage of the disease and select the most effective glaucoma treatment in Turkey.

How and where is glaucoma treated in Turkey?

The goal of treatment for glaucoma is to lower IOP by medication or surgery. Depending on the severity of the disease, glaucoma treatment options in Turkey include:

  • drug therapy;
  • laser procedures;
  • microsurgical operations;
  • combination therapy.
Non-surgical treatment

In the early stages, Turkish ophthalmologists prescribe eye drops and oral medications that reduce aqueous humor secretion and lower IOP. Doctors individually select effective latest-generation drugs and prescribe various combinations of medications.

Laser treatment

Laser therapy for glaucomaLaser therapy is used to treat open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma. On an outpatient basis, without incisions, using various lasers, ophthalmologists perform several procedures:

  • trabeculoplasty is the formation of additional holes in the trabecular network for the outflow of fluid in open-angle glaucoma;
  • iridotomy is the formation of a hole in the iris to drain fluid in angle-closure glaucoma;
  • cyclophotocoagulation is a laser treatment of the ciliary processes of the structures of the eye that secrete fluid to reduce its production.

In Turkish clinics, an innovative gentle laser procedure, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), is available. The surgeon uses a microscope to selectively remove certain cells of the trabecular meshwork. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes about 15 minutes.

Surgical treatment of glaucoma in Turkey

surgical treatment of glaucoma in TurkeyTurkish ophthalmic surgeons perform several types of operations for glaucoma:

  • trabeculectomy modification of the trabecular network to normalize the outflow of fluid through the drainage channels of the eye;
  • shunting is a formation of a new bypass channel (shunt) from the natural tissues of the eye or by implanting an intraocular valve (valve drainage system);
  • minimally invasive variants of these operations (MIGS) using special micro-instruments, microscopic shunts, stents, and valves.

Minimally invasive trabeculectomy using the innovative Trabectome device is performed in Turkish clinics. The operation can be performed through a corneal incision up to 1.7 mm.

In complex and neglected cases of glaucoma and in the presence of cataracts, the surgeon simultaneously performs the removal of the lens with the establishment of an intraocular lens.

Where is glaucoma treated in Turkey?

Glaucoma treatment in Turkey can be done in specialized medical institutions of various types:

  • in one of the hospitals of a large network of ophthalmological clinics Dunyagoz;
  • in ophthalmological centers (departments) of multidisciplinary clinics, for example, Medical Park, Acibadem, and Marmara University Hospital;
  • modern private specialized medical centers such as Cagin Ophthalmology Hospital.

With a generally high level of ophthalmology in Turkey, each clinic has its own peculiarities in pricing, admission of foreign patients, conditions of stay, and provision of additional services. The service of Experts Medical will help choose the best option among many Turkish clinics and specialists.

Effectiveness of glaucoma treatment in Turkey, price, and other benefits

The cost of laser or surgical treatment in Turkey depends on several factors: the status of the medical institution, the fame of the surgeon, and the type of intervention. On average, laser treatment costs $1,600. Trabeculectomy starts at $2,500 and bypass surgery starts at $2,300. The price of glaucoma treatment in Turkey is on average 40% lower than in Western Europe or Israel.

Glaucoma laser or surgical treatment cost in TurkeyThere are other benefits of antiglaucoma surgery in Turkey:

  • ophthalmic surgeons have the most advanced operating techniques, so most operations are one-day surgery with a short rehabilitation period;
  • many ophthalmological clinics offer a package of services “Laser or surgical treatment of glaucoma in Turkey” for foreign patients at a cost of $1500;
  • the success rate of laser procedures and microsurgical operations for glaucoma, according to the leading clinics in Turkey, is 80-90%. This corresponds to European and world standards in modern ophthalmology.

Advanced equipment in Turkish eye clinics allows doctors to stop the progression of glaucoma and further loss of vision in patients.

How to organize glaucoma treatment in Turkey?

You can go to Turkey for the treatment of glaucoma with the help of Experts Medical coordinators-doctors. To do this, you need to leave a request on the site and get feedback. After receiving medical documents, the patient will be consulted by a leading Turkish ophthalmologist and will be provided with a treatment plan and information about the price of glaucoma treatment in Turkey.

Specialists of Experts Medical will help choose a medical facility and a doctor based on your budget and personal preferences. They also organize the trip for the treatment of glaucoma in Turkey at the right time.

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