Lasik Examination Steps

Excimer Laser Eligibility Examination consists of 3 Stages:

Stage 1 is the process of performing all tests related to the cornea before the medical examination.

In Stage 2, your doctor performs examinations for visual acuity, eyeglass powers, and biomicroscopic study of anterior segment following the tests performed.

Stage 3 is the eye examination with drops.An eye drop dilating the eye pupils is dropped, and allowed for 30 minutes for the dilation of the eye pupils. Upon the dilation of your eye pupils, your doctor determines the refractive error, i.e. your eyeglass power again. Additionally, the nerve fiber layer of the eye, retina, and its vascular structure are reviewed by ophthalmoscopy at this stage.


If ophthalmoscopy demonstrates risky areas such as retinal thinning, detachment and holes, they are taken under protection by argon laser treatment.

If the retinal hole is shaped like detachment, it is recommended for the patient to wait for 3 weeks for the Excimer Laser treatment following Argon Laser treatment.This measure is a safer approach for the health of the patient.


If the amount of tears in patients diagnosed with Dry Eyes during the Laser Eligibility Examination is below 5mm in Schirmer Test, the Excimer Laser Treatment is postponed and Eye Dry treatment is initiated.

In patients considered to develop dry eyes related to Excimer Laser, Excimer Laser Treatment may be performed after PUNCTUM PLUGG APPLICATION.


Excimer Laser Eligibility Examination lasts for approximately 2-3 hours.

Excimer Laser Eligibility Examination is performed by the Refractive Unit Head, Op. Dr. Mehtap Abay.

Following examination, your results will be evaluated by Op. Dr. Mehtap Abay, and you will be informed whether you are eligible for laser treatment.

Since Excimer Laser Eligibility Examination is performed by dilating the eye pupils, patients who are eligible for Excimer laser may undergo Laser treatment on the same day when their eye pupils contract.