Eye Surgery in Turkey

Looking for low-cost eye surgery? If yes, then eye surgery in Turkey is the best option for you.

You get high-quality treatment while saving up to 70%. Whereas, the same can cost you a fortune in the UK.

Here is the one-stop guide to answer all your queries.

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Benefits of Choosing Turkey for Eye Surgery

In Turkey, around 6,42,444 international patients received health services in the first quarter of 2021.[1]USHAS
“In the first quarter of 2021, 642.444 people received health services and the amount of income obtained was 1.048.549 USD.”
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Eye surgery in Turkey can save you a hefty amount of money while maintaining the quality of the treatment.

Also, you can’t miss adding the popular places to your itinerary during your medical trip to Turkey.

Below are the reasons why choosing Turkey is the best for your eye surgery.

Affordable Treatments

Eye surgery in Turkey is 60% less than the UK. It is because of its low cost of living, which is almost 68% less compared to the UK.[2]Expatistan
Cost of living in Turkey compared to United Kingdom
“Cost of living in Turkey compared to United Kingdom is 68%.”
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Cutting-Edge Technology

Our clinic uses modern technology that makes your eye treatment more efficient. In addition, the clinic follows strict sterilization for the safety of patients.

Benefits of Choosing Turkey for Eye Surgery | Eye Surgery in Turkey

Benefits of Choosing Turkey for Eye Surgery

Highly Skilled Doctors

Our certified clinic has a highly skilled and experienced team of surgeons. Also, they are fluent in English, which makes communication easier with patients.

Tourist Attractions in Turkey

You will be stunned by the beauty of the country. Turkey is a popular tourist destination because of its scenic places, including beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and historic sites.

The country has Koprulu National Park, Kekova Island, Ölüdeniz Lagoon,and much more to experience.

Koprulu National Park | Eye Surgery in Turkey

Koprulu National Park

Kekova Island | Eye Surgery in Turkey

Kekova  Island

Eye Surgery in Turkey Prices

Eye surgery prices in Turkey help you save up to 70% on costs.

For instance, Blepharoplasty (for upper eyelid surgery) costs €1,300 in Turkey, whereas it costs €4,800 in the UK. This is how you end up saving 72%.

For more details, check the table below:

Cost comparison- Turkey vs. UK (in Euro)
Procedure Turkey UK Savings
Laser eye treatment
No Touch Laser Transprk €1,100 €2,500 56%
Lasik €1,200 €3,800 68%
I-Lasik (Femto) €1,500 €1,730 13%
IOLs (Smart Lenses)
Alcon Iq Monofocal €2,800 €4,124 32%
Biotech Eyecryl Bifocal €1,800 €3,800 52%
Phakic Lens €3,500 €4,200 16%
Upper Eyelid Surgery €1,300 €4,800 72%
Lower Eyelid Surgery €1,750 €5,600 68%
Keratoconus Treatments
Strabismus €1,000 €1,800 44%
Yag Laser €500 €649 22%
Argon Laser €600 €1,590 62%
Mono Crosslink €900 €2940 69%
Triple Crosslink €1,550 €4,130 62%
Vitrectomy (per eye) €3,100 €7,430 58%
Vitreolysis €500 €1,570 68%
Dry Eye
Ipl Laser €120 €206 41%
Pterygium €1,000 €3,400 70%
Botox €300 €407 26%
Prices are subject to change. Contact us to know the latest prices and get a FREE quote today!

Top Clinics for Eye Surgery in Turkey

Best eye clinics, the latest technology, and highly skilled surgeons make Turkey has become a favorite country for eye surgery.[3]Istanbul Tourist Information
Laser Eye Surgery in Turkey: All you need to Know
“In the field of laser eye surgery, Turkey has become a specialist. There is no country in the world that performs as many eye surgeries as Turkey.”
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Medical Tourism Corporation brings you high-quality services that are affordable too. Have a look at the clinics we are partnered with.

Veni Vidi Eye Group

The clinic is situated in Istanbul, Turkey. It has been providing quality services since 1992.

Moreover, the clinic has been awarded by ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certificate and ISO 10002:2018 Customer Satisfaction Certificate.

The aim of the clinic is to provide high-quality treatment at low prices.

What makes us different from others:

  • The doctor’s team is proficient and aims to provide the best eye treatment.
  • Also, cutting-edge technology improves the quality and safety of the procedure. It entails Schwind AMARIS 1050RS, Schwindatos®, and Alcon WaveLight.

Saluss Medical Group

The clinic is located in Antalya city in Turkey. It aims at delivering high-quality treatment at lower prices.

In 2019, the clinic was awarded with the Patient Service Award by Whatclinic for providing the best services.

In addition, It is armed with the latest technology that enhances the quality of the procedure. It follows strict sterilization, which makes the treatment safer.


  • 15 years of experience
  • Highly experienced team
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Lifetime follow-up on treatments
  • Post-treatment care
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Best Doctors for Eye Surgery in Turkey

Our certified doctors have more than 20 years of experience. They have done around 5,00,000 successful surgeries.

They are bilingual as they can speak both Turkish and English.

Read the table below to find out more details about the surgeons to make sure that you are in safe hands.

Prof. Dr. Firat Helvacioglu | Best Eye Doctor

Name Prof. Dr. Firat Helvacioglu
  • 18 Years
  • 20,000 Surgeries
Specialization Ophthalmology
  • Turkish Ophthalmology Association (TOP)
  • Cataract and Rectative Surgery Unit (KRCB) Active Member
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
Expertise Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases
Certificates 39th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Types of Eye Surgery in Turkey

Now let’s understand the types of surgery our clinic provides, which include:


In this surgery, the doctor makes incisions to remove the excess skin from the upper and lower eyelid, depending on the patient’s requirement.

Cataract Surgery

A cloudy area in the lens of an eye affects visibility, which is known as a cataract. The doctor removes this lens and replaces it with an artificial lens.

Corneal Transplant

A cornea transplant can be done at full thickness or partial thickness, depending on the patient’s surgery requirement. The surgeon transplants the damaged cornea and replaces it with healthy donor tissue.

Glaucoma Surgeries

A tiny tube is inserted into the white of the eye that drains extra fluid from the eye and lowers eye pressure. This tiny tube is called a shunt. The surgeons make an opening under the eyelid to drain out the extra fluid.

Source: American Society of Anesthesiologists[4]American Society of Anesthesiologists
Eye Surgery
“Blepharoplasty. To repair droopy eyelids….Glaucoma surgeries. For glaucoma implants, the doctor inserts a tiny tube called a shunt into the white of your eye.”
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Retina Surgery

In this type of eye surgery, the doctor removes the retina or vitreous (a gel-like fluid) from the middle of the eye.

After removal of the vitreous, it is replaced either by a bubble made of gas or oil or a salt water solution.[5]American Society of Ophthalmology
What Is Vitrectomy?
“During vitrectomy, the ophthalmologist removes some or all of the vitreous from the middle of your eye. This vitreous is replaced with either a salt water (saline) solution or a bubble made of gas or oil.”
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Laser Surgery

  • No-touch laser(Trans PRK)
  • i-Lasik

No Touch Laser (Trans PRK)
It is a touch-free laser eye treatment. In which neither the eye gets contacted directly, nor any instrument is used for treatment.[6]Eye Tech Solutions
SCHWIND TransPRK – Touch-free eye laser treatment
“ Unlike with conventional methods like LASEK, Epi-LASIK and PRK, with TransPRK the eye is not touched with any instrument. ”
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The entire procedure is pain-free and takes a short duration.

A special kind of cutting laser is used to reshape the clear dome-shaped tissue (cornea) at the front of the eye.[7]WebMD
“The surgeon uses a laser or a device called a microkeratome to cut a thin flap in your cornea. They’ll reshape your cornea with a laser.”
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It is also known as IntraLaze Lasik Excimer Laser, which helps to get rid of visual defects.

A valve is created by using a femtosecond laser beam. This blade-free surgery enhances the accuracy and quality of the procedure.[8]RSC
Is LASIK Safe? What You Need to Know
“The LASIK procedure is performed using the excimer laser – which emits a cool beam of ultraviolet light – to remove microscopic pieces of corneal tissue (the cornea is the outer structure of the eye) and reshape the surface, allowing the eye to focus clearly again.”
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Lens Surgery

Lens surgery is also known as refractive lens exchange. In this lens transplant surgery, the natural eye lens is removed, and an artificial lens is placed.[9]American Academy of Ophthalmology
IOL Implants: Lens Replacement After Cataracts
“An intraocular lens (or IOL) is a tiny, artificial lens for the eye. It replaces the eye’s natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery.”
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Also, this procedure can be performed manually or by using laser. These replaceable lenses are also called intraocular lenses(IOL).

Here are some types of intraocular lens surgery, which include:

  • Monofocal (Single Focus Lens)
  • Trifocal Intraocular Lens
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
  • Trifocal Intraocular Lenses
  • Toric Lens (Astigmatic  Lens)

Medical Tourism in Turkey

Turkey secured fourth position in the world tourism list by welcoming around 29.9 million tourists in 2021.[10]Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey ranked 4th on world tourism list in 2021“Turkey has risen to the fourth rank on the world tourism list after hosting some 29.9 million tourists in 2021.”View in Article

Turkey has a lot to offer, but before visiting the country, you must be well known to its ins and outs. So, here are some basic travel tips that can help you to plan a safe medical trip.

You can relax on the beautiful white sandy beaches of the country and enjoy your vacation by making your medical trip memorable.

Moreover, you can see the diversity in its culture. Delicious Turkish cuisine makes it stand out from the other countries.

It offers food like Pide, Lokum, and Manti.

Pide | Turkish Cuisine


Lokum | Turkish Cuisine


Manti | Turkish Cuisine


Therefore, you can enjoy a splendid vacation along with your eye treatment by adding Turkey to your bucket list.

It entails places such as Old Town Kaleici in Antalya, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and the swooping rock valleys of Cappadocia.

Old Town Kaleici-Antalya | Medical Tourism in Turkey

Old Town Kaleici-Antalya

Hagia Sophia Mosque | Medical Tourism in Turkey

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Cappadocia | Medical Tourism in Turkey


Travel Requirements


You must be aware of the documents required before planning your trip to Turkey. So here are the details you need to know:

  • Passport with six months validity.
  • The e-Visa system enabled by the government of Turkey makes your travel easier and more convenient.[11]Republic of Türkiye
    Visa Information For Foreigners
    “The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System was launched on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye. This system allows visitors travelling to Türkiye to easily obtain their e-Visas online.”
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You must be mindful of the ongoing health issues and get vaccinated to protect yourself. Here are the vaccines that are required:

  • Covid-19
  • Measles
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B and other routine vaccines.
Source: CDC[12]CDC
Travelers’ Health
“Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least a month before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need…Vaccines for disease Routine vaccines COVID-19 Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Measles Typhoid”
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Currency of Turkey

Official currency of the country- the Turkish lira.[13]Global Exchange
The Turkish lira
“The Turkish lira was introduced for the first time as the official currency of Turkey in 1844.”
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In Turkey, the climate varies from region to region because of the slopes and coasts.

However, the best time to visit the country is between March to May and September to November.[14]Thomas Cook
Best Time to visit Turkey
“the weather is extremely diverse throughout the country… March-May 10-26°C September- November 12-29°C.”
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The temperature is favorable to travel at this time as you can enjoy the trip without facing any hurdles due to the weather.

Months Average Temperature
March- May 10-26°C
September- November 12-29°C


Is Laser Eye Surgery in Turkey Safe?

For Patients

The safety and efficiency of the treatment is the major concern when opting for Laser eye surgery.

Mostly all surgeries have some side effects or complications.

Though, LASIK is a safe procedure because the estimated complication rate is less than 1%.[15]RSC
Is LASIK Safe? What You Need to Know
“Based upon the research into and clinical experience with LASIK, the rate of complications from LASIK eye surgery is estimated to be well below 1 percent, making LASIK among the safest elective surgical procedures available today.”
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Therefore, it is considered the safest elective surgical procedure today.

For Tourists

The country is safe for people who are aware and use their common sense during traveling.

However, you need to be mindful of pickpocketing and mugging.

Avoid any kind of political participation.

Stay alert with strangers to avoid any kind of  scams.

Laser Eye Surgery Turkey Reviews

“A 1000 thanks to DR. Firat. I did No touch laser surgery, and I am so happy with the result. Special thanks to Madam Anastasia, the international’s support member of Veni Vidi Clinic, for all her help and grace. Very nice service from A to Z. Salumeh from the UK.”

Irani Salumeh, UK)

“I came to Turkey to get my lower and upper eyelids done. I am so happy with my surgery and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone in the future. I’ll definitely be back!!”

Wendy O’Brien


How much is laser eye surgery in Turkey?

Turkey provides affordable prices for laser eye surgery. For example, if you choose NO TOUCH LASER TransPRK surgery, then it will cost €1,100, by which you can save 56%.

Procedure  Price  Savings
NO TOUCH LASER TransPRK €1,100 56%
LASIK €1,200 68%
i-LASIK (Femto) €1,500 13%

Is laser surgery cheaper in Turkey?

Yes, When it comes to laser surgery, it is a lot cheaper in Turkey than the UK.

In fact, Laser eye surgery costs €1,100 in Turkey but the same costs €2,500 in the UK.

Hence, you can save up to 56%.

How much does LASIK surgery cost in Turkey?

LASIK surgery in Turkey costs €1,200, whereas the same treatment costs €3,800 in the UK. Therefore, you can end up saving 68% by choosing Turkey.


By now, you must have got all the answers to your queries.

And now you know that eye surgery in Turkey is a savior for you.

You can save almost 70% on costs. So what are you waiting for? Contact our team today, and make your medical trip memorable.