Our center provides complete services for eye health with all diagnostic methods and treatment applications. Treatment of all eye disorders from childhood-onset diseases to advanced eye diseases is successfully done by our experienced specialists in their branches via modern devices.
The vision defects are corrected by Computer Automated Laser devices by changing the shape of the cornea. We can call this procedure shortly as “Laser Operation”.
Excimer laser is applied to the corneal tissue which is at the front part of the eye and the carbon binds are broken; vaporizing the tissue and correcting the eye-sight. Cornea is “rasped” with the correct amount of laser waves directed to the desired area so the refractivity is changed and the desired values are reached
Experienced team of professors, associate professors and specialist offering a wide range of treatment alternatives !
Frequently Asked Questions
Ekol Eye Clinic uses most up to date methods and state of art technology equipments for the examinations and operations. You can get rid of your glasses with Eye Laser surgery. A full eye tomography is performed and evaluated by our surgeon in order to decide if your eye is suitable for the operation.
The diagnoses and pre-operative tests are really important before the treatment. After the diagnoses, the treatment is applied to the risk-free patients. Corneal topography will be mapped, the thickness of corneal will be measured and other disorders of the cornea will be detected. All those diagnoses are touch-free tests, performed by dedicated special devices.
In situations and conditions which will prevent the cornea to regain it’s form again after the operation or if there are eye-related diseases; LASIK might be undesirable. The eye should be examined and tests should be performed before the operation by the high-tech devices. Other than this, it is not recommended to have Lasik surgery if the patient is under the age of 18, pregnant or at the breastfeeding period, if the patient has cataract, keratitis, keratoconus, dry-eye etc., diabetes or immune based systematic diseases..
Myopia: The corneal surface is probably very curved or the eye is longer than usual. The image is reflected in front of the retinal layer so the patient cannot see the far. Hypermetropia: The image is reflected behind the retina because the cornea is straighter or the eye is shorter than normal. The patient more likely cannot see the close. Astigmatismus: Patients cannot see the close and far at the same time because the surface of the eye is curved like an egg. Presbyopia: Elasticity of the ocular lens is decreased age relatively and the patients over 45 years old more likely have problems to see the close. By the result of natural aging the patients use reading glasses for the close sight and a second additional glass for the far.
PRK: İt’s the first application method of the Excimer Laser. The thin- alıve layer over the cornea çalled “epithelia” iş scratched by the “spatüle” and excimer laser iş applied right after the corneal surface iş epithelia free within a 9 mm Radıus. TPRK: Thiş method iş only applied with the Schwind Amaris Excimer Laser and the epithelia iş not removed. The laser iş applied direçtly on the cornea. The healing process is faster with thiş method. Lasık: İt iş a special procedüre developed for more satisfying results with a minimum pain level.
At the first times when the Excimer Laser was very new, this problem was encountered. However, is no more observed especially in Lasik Method other than the exceptions. It is important that the patient is over 18 years old and the numbers have not changed more than 0.25 in the last year. The numbers are less likely to relapse thanks to new technology of Lasik however some of the vision defects which stopped at the age of 18 might relapse after a while. It is possible to have a 2nd Operation 6 months later if there is a significant change in the numbers or desired vision is not obtained.
The risk occurs mostly in the stage of lifting the flap by the blade which is less than %1 from the hands of an experienced surgeon. By Femto-Lasik device the risk is less than that. This risks never create irreversible situations and losing the eye or becoming totally blind is not even a matter of discussion.
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He was born in 1945 in Ankara.
He attended respectively TED Ankara College, İzmir Bornova Anatolian High School and Ege University, Faculty of Medicine between 1963-1969. In the same year he started his specialization at Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Eye Diseases Department and assumed the title of Eye Diseases Specialist in 1971. Between 1974-1975, he performed military service as an ophthalmologist in Hatay Military Hospital in İzmir. After that he was educated on Retinal Diseases and Lasers in Ophthalmology Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Gant, Belgium for 1 year.
In 1977, he assumed the title of Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and he founded and operated Retina and Contact Lenses units in Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Eye Diseases.
In 1982 he became a Professor of Eye Diseases. Between 1992 and 2000, he served as the Head of Department of Eye Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University.
In the meantime, he published 3 books and more than 150 domestic and foreign scientific papers, and about 170 papers in national and international congresses.
He is married to Dr. Nigar Erbakan and has two sons.
He graduated from Faculty of Medecine at Hacettepe University (English Language Teaching) in 1997. He completed his specialty in Ophthalmology at Ege University Medical School, at the Ophthalmology Department. He became Assistant Professor in 2006, and Associate Professor in 2010 and received the Professorship title in 2016.
In 2003, he received a training on retinal and vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Helsinki's Cornea and Refractive Surgery and in 2017 as a visiting physician at the retinal section of George Washington University in the USA.
His main areas of interest are Cataract, Retinal Diseases (Diabetes, Yellowhead Disease, Retinal Vein Diseases etc.), Corneal Diseases (Keratoconus, Dry Eye, Conjunctival Surface Diseases), Uvea (Behçet's Disease) Diseases. He scored over 6000 surgical cases in these areas.
36 scientific articles which have been published in international scientific indexes have been published. He has over 80 presentations in various congresses. He has worked as a chapter writer and book editor in Turkish ophthalmology books. He has attended many national and international scientific meetings as a lecturer and panel speaker.
He is an active member of the Turkish Ophthalmology Association (TOD) Cataract and Refractive Surgery Unit (2010), Turkish Ophthalmology Association (TOD) Cornea and Ocular Surface Unit (2010), TOD Uvea Unit (2010).
Prof. Dr. Sinan EMRE is English-speaking, married and has one child.
He was born in 1971 in Izmir.
He attended summer school at Mids School of English, Eastbourn, England for learning a foreign language while he was in Bornova Anatolian High School and graduated with a high degree.
He started his medical education at Ege University and continued with his specialization at JL Uni-Giessen, Germany, where he had the chance of working peer to peer with names such as Prof. Dr. Karl W. Jacobi, Prof Dr. Herbert Kaufmann, Prof. Dr. S. Pavlovic.
Then he found the opportunity to further his education in field of refractive surgery by working with the most important names of it, such as Prof. Dr. T. Kohnen, JWG Uni-Frankfurt, Prof. Dr. I. Pallikaris, University of Crete, Prof Dr. Mahmut Kaşkaloğlu, Ege University Faculty of Medicine and Kaşkaloğlu Eye Hospital. Besides he did scientific studies about medical glaucoma treatment, which is his other field of interest, with Ass. Prof. Dr. Karl Georg Schmidt, CGC Uni-Dresden.
He is member of DOG, ESCRS, ISRS of the AAO and TOD.
He is married and has one child.
Dr Esat Çınar was born in 1976 in Diyarbakır. He started İstanbul Unicersity Faculty of Medicine in year 1997 and graduated in 2003.
He completed his speciality degree between 2003-2009 İzmir Ege University Faculty of Medicine Ophthalmology department. He was in charge of Glaucoma and Cornea Departments as a Deputy Assoc. Proffesor in İzmir University Hospital Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.
He studied “Ceratoplasty” in Ege University Faculty of Medicine for 6 months ( also known as “eye transplant” ). He also directed the prematüre born babies’ controls in İzmir University Ophthalmology department. He attended the course for vivisection both in clinical and laboratory fields for one month.
His special interests are;
- Cataract surgery ( multifocal,trifocal and thoric intraocular lenses)
- Cataract surgery with laser ( Femtosecond Cataract)
- Ceratoplasty, glaucoma surgery ( non penetrant surgeries such as viscocanalostomy, deep sclerotomy)
- Excimer Laser Sugeries (Lasik, Lasek, PRK), medical retinal diseases.
He has many published articles in international indexes. He has many verbal and written presentations in national and international scientific meetings. He is an active member of Turkish Association for Ophthalmology. He speaks fluent English and has one child.
Dr. Kaan Okan Erdem was born in 1968 in İzmir. He finished middle school in Private İzmir Türk College and highschool in Atatürk Highschool. He studied medicine in Selçuk University Faculty o Medicine.
He is an active member of European Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Association of Ophthalmic Plastic and Resconstructice Surgery.
He is interested in cataract, refractive surgery, oculoplastics and reconstructive surgery (upper and lower eyelids, tumor removals around the eye, entropium, ectropium ptosis, blepharoplasty), eye ultrasound, medical retinal and glaucoma.
He speaks fluent English and married with 2 children.
He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine and completed his specialty training in S.S.K Istanbul Hospital in 1984.
He worked at Çanakkale State Hospital between 1984-2007.
After 2007, he worked in private sector health units.
He is an active member of The Turkish Ophthalmology Association and American Cataract and Refractive Association.
Anterior segment (cataract) medical retina, glaucoma and contact lens are his areas of interest.
He has a good command of English.
He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in year 1998.ç He completed his speciality in İzmir Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine Department of Eye Diseases between 1998-2002. He studied Retinal Surgeries in Munich Ludwig – Maximillian University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Eye Diseases.
- Cataract Surgeries ( Multifocal, Trifocal, Toric Intraocular Lenses)
- Laser Cataract Surgeries ( Femtosecond, Laser Cataract)
- Excimer Laser Surgeries ( Lasik, Lasek, PRK) and Medical & Surgical Retinal Surgeries, Eyelid Surgeries
He has many articles published which were also scientifically indexed. He has oral and poster presentations in national & international science meetings. He is an active member of Turkish Society of Ophthalmology.
He speaks well English & German, married with 2 children.
He was born in 1977. He was graduated from Ege University.
Fields of Interest:
- Cataract Surgery (Monofocal, Multifocal, Trifocal, EDOF, Toric Lenses)
- Excimer Laser (Femtosecond LASIK, PRK, No-Touch)
- Keratoconus - Crosslink, Hard Contact Lens Application, Intrastromal Corneal Ring
- Strabismus Surgery
- Oculoplastic Surgery (Eyelid Aesthetic Surgery, Ectropium, Entropium, Ptosis, Probing, Tear Duct Obstruction)
- Pterygium Surgery (with Autograft)
- Glaucoma Medical and Laser Therapy
- Retinal Diseases (Intraocular Drug Injections, Diabetic Retinopathy, Yellow Spot Disease, Retinal Tears)
- Soft Contact Lens Inspection and Application
He is a member of Turkish Association of Ophthalmology and married.