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Pterygium Surgery (6 Clinics)

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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

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Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

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Excellent service. I was really hesitant at first, because I’ve never done anything like this before, but Kirstie did a great job of answering all my questions & concerns, in a timely manner. I would highly recommend using this service.

Omar Hansen, United States
star star Jun 2021

At the beginning, I was very hesitant about having my surgeries, especially the idea of having them in Turkey, which is a country located across the ocean of where I come from, the United States of America. When I initially started my research, I came across Flymedi, and I strongly believe that connecting with them was the best decision I have made in regards of having my desired surgeries. After entering my contact information, I was contacted from Flymedi by an agent named Abud. On one hand, Abud has been a great assist and support to my journey, as he was involved in every step throughout the process. He was very responsive to all my concerns and inquiries before and after the operations. On the other hand, everyone at the clinic that I was referred to (EstEthica) was very nice and welcoming. The in-person consultant on site (Lamia) was extremely helpful and kind. She, along with the whole clinic staff, made me feel so comfortable and made the whole trip seem as smooth as possible, despite the discomfort after the surgeries. In terms of the results, I can not speak of this just yet as it has only been a week since I have had my operations. However, I will definitely come back within a couple of months to update my review and speak about the results and any other additional notes along the way. In a nutshell, all I can say that I am grateful for everything so far, and I truly appreciate everyone that was involved in this process! P.S. as a word of advice, if you are having a hair transplant operation, I highly recommend having it at least 3 - 4 days before your departure flight back home, as the post operation instructions are a bit intense and not being in a rush would significantly help with the recovery process.

Recommended For Pterygium Surgery

Patients who regularly take aspirin or other blood thinners or lack a coagulation factor are not a good candidate for pterygium surgery. After detailed examination by doctors, it is decided whether patients are suitable for surgery.

Not Recommended For Pterygium Surgery

If you have developed a pterygium which causes a vision difficulty and your general health is convenient, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Discharge From Hospital

Overnight stay is not required

Minimum Stay

2 to 3 days

Overview

Pterygium is a triangular, fleshy tissue layer extending from the conjunctiva and covering the white part of the eye on the cornea and is characterized by chronic inflammation, fibrovascular proliferation, and tissue invasion.A pterygium usually does not cause problems or requires treatment, but it grows large enough to cover the cornea and affects vision, it may need to be removed with pterygium surgery.

Preparation

Patients will be required to fast or eat a light meal while preparing the surgery. If patients wear contact lenses, they may be asked to not wear them for at least 24 hours before the procedure. As they will be lightly sedated, doctors will require them to arrange someone to drive after the surgery, as they are not able to drive themselves.

How It Is Performed

Before the surgery, doctors sedate the patients and numb their eyes to prevent discomfort during the pterygium surgery. According to the typical pterygium surgery technique the doctors use, they start to remove the pterygium along with some associated conjunctiva tissue. Once the pterygium is removed, it will be replaced with a graft of associated membrane tissue to prevent the pterygium will growth again. Pterygium surgery generally takes no more than 30 to 45 minutes.

Recovery

Recovery time of pterygium surgery may take anywhere between a couple of weeks to a couple of months. During this period, the signs of redness or discomfort should be totally gone. After the surgery, an eye patch or pad is applied to prevent infection. It's important not to rub the eyes to avoid dislodging the attached tissue of the eyes. In addition, some aftercare instructions will be provided for consideration during recovery, including cleaning procedures, antibiotics, and follow-up visits.

Risks

Although pterygium surgery generally provides successful and smooth results, some risks and complications may develop, such as:

  • Infection
  • Conjunctival chemosis
  • Graft edema
  • Epithelial inclusion cysts
  • Photophobia
  • Secondary glaucoma
  • Recurrence

Side Effects

The following side effects may occur after pterygium surgery:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Blurring of vision

Success Rates

Surgery of pterygium is successfully performed and treated the pterygium with high satisfaction rates and with a less than 1 percent recurrence rate.

Before And After

As can be seen in pterygium surgery before and after the pictures, patients who undergo this surgery get rid of this condition, and this leads to high satisfaction and growing quality of life.

Faq

What Is Pterygium Surgery?

A pterygium is the growth of the conjunctiva or mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eye. If this condition begins to affect the clarity of vision, it should be treated with the help of the pterygium surgery.

 

Is Pterygium Surgery Painful?

The eye area is anesthetized during surgery, so patients do not feel any pain. If a postoperative pain or discomfort occurs, prescription painkillers can be used to relieve it.

 

What Does Pterygium Surgery Cost?

The cost of pterygium surgery varies depending on the location of the procedure performed, the scope of the operation, patient’s health insurance conditions, and possible additional costs.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in January, 2019.