Eye care in Iran |The history of Eye Care in Iran goes back to the time of Achaemenids or even before, the Chalcolithic era. As the archaeological evidences say, the first eye surgery in the world was in Shahr-e Sukhte (burned city). Today, the Iranian Ophthalmology Association has established close relations with the world’s ophthalmology associations
Iran offers the best eye care services at affordable prices. Iranian ophthalmologists utilize the latest techniques and facilities to provide ophthalmic treatments to those suffering from eye problems and seek cost-saving eye care treatments abroad. Iran boasts a host of qualified eye care professionals who are highly trained and experienced, as well as hospitals and clinics which are equipped with the most advanced technologies for ophthalmic treatments. The high success rate of eye treatments in eye care centers in Iran is exceptional. Selected Iranian hospitals and clinics offer exceptional eye care and advanced treatments.
One of the most common surgeries is LASIK surgery which we are going to talk about it a little bit.
LASIK surgery, invented by Dr. Gholam Ali Peyman is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors and it can be applied on the eyes of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatists.
In this procedure, a microceratoma machine is used to remove a layer of the cornea and improve visualization of the corneal surface. It usually takes 1-3 days for the eyes to heal completely and there is no need for dressing or suture. As you have guessed people doing this surgery don’t need to use glasses anymore.
These techniques include LASIK, FemtoLASIK, Photorefractive keratectomy, Epi-LASIK, and LASEK.
LASEK eye surgery is a variation of PRK to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASEK combines certain methods from both LASIK and PRK.
LASIK remains the most popular laser eye surgery, but for people who are not suitable LASIK candidates, PRK or LASEK may be better options and produce comparable outcomes to LASIK.
Like other types of laser refractive surgery, LASEK works by reshaping the cornea using an excimer laser, allowing light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Cataract surgery in Iran
Occasionally, due to various reasons, such as aging, the lens of the eye becomes blurred, with the increase in darkness of the eye lens, vision becomes impaired. Cataract is clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery like LASIK.
In laser cataract surgery, an advanced femto- second laser replaces or assists use of a hand-held surgical tool for the following steps in cataract surgery: The corneal incision. The anterior Capsulotomy. Lens and cataract fragmentation.
Laser Cataract Surgery
In this method, the ultrasound energy of the surgery is performed with greater accuracy and speed and the patient feels more comfortable, the advantage of this method is that the patient is discharged immediately after surgery.
Implantation of intramuscular lenses (IOLs)
If you’re tired of wearing glasses, with a simple surgery can completely cure myopia or hyperopia of your eyes and do not use glasses anymore. During this process, a kind of lens is permanently implanted into the human eye. This is an appropriate treatment for cataracts and also the correction of myopia and hyperopia.
Surgery of Eyelid Ptosis (Blepharoplasty)
Gradually, as the age rises due to skin loosening and weakening of the muscles around the eyes, the eyelids swell, which, in addition to reducing peripheral vision, makes your appearance look even older. So this is done to restore both the initial and the younger look.
Blepharoplasty is a surgery to repair droopy eyelids that may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes, which will make you look older.
Severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Treatment of diabetic retinopathy
In diabetics, due to changes in the small veins of the body, including the vasculature, the intraocular vessels are damaged and bleeding which causes diabetic retinopathy, this damage is also manageable and treatable. Today, Iranian ophthalmologists improve vision up to 80%. by laser therapy vision.
Corneal transplantation surgery
The cheapest cornea transplant is performed in Iran. This has been taking place in Iran for more than 40 years, and the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods are always taught to the cornea specialists. For this reason, patients from many parts of the world have always been traveling to Iran.
Plastic and restoration surgery of eye socket, ophthalmic duct and lacrimal duct
This type of injury often caused due to abnormalities or trauma caused by accidents. This type of surgery is aimed at healing and also beauty Eye bags are typically a cosmetic problem, although in some cases extreme puffiness can visually impair sufferers. For patients whose eye bags are caused by bulging or excess fat under the eyes a surgical procedure is recommended to get rid of the bags.
In an eye bag surgery, the fat under the eyes is removed or adjusted to eliminate the bags. While bags underneath the eye tend to be the most prevalent, eye bags can form around the upper eyelid as well.
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