Turkey rose to prominence in health tourism with more than 600 thousand international patients it hosted last year. The most unusual choice of patients who prefer Turkey for health tourism was eye prosthesis.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - Tourists who come to Turkey for health tourism come mostly for aesthetic and hair transplantation, cardiac surgery, orthopedics, oncology and IVF treatment. On the other hand, the number of tourists who prefer health solutions that can be considered unusual, especially in the field of aesthetics, is also increasing. Those who visit Turkey to have eye prosthetics draw attention to the competence of Turkish physicians in the field. Murat Ay, General Coordinator of Renk Prosthesis said, “Turkey, which is developing rapidly in the field of aesthetics, is one of the few countries developing prosthetic eyes in the world. We offer personalized health solutions to many patients, both domestic and foreign."
Referring to the momentum gained by Turkey in the field of medicine, Murat Ay said, “Our health sector is very advanced with its qualified physicians at world standards and offers a cost advantage compared to other countries. Contrary to popular belief, patients do not come to Turkey only for aesthetic or hair transplantation. A high number of foreign patients are being treated in other areas such as the heart, teeth and eyes. Indeed, we are among the most important countries of the world in the prosthetic eye sector. In the first quarter of 2020, there was an increase in the number of people coming to Turkey for prosthetic eye operations.”
Pointing out that tissue or organ losses in areas that are noticed at first glance, especially in the face area, affect the patients psychologically negatively and therefore, prosthetic surgeries are applied, Murat Ay said, “The eye is one of the most striking places on the human face. Eye loss, which can occur due to various reasons such as accident, infection and trauma, is one of the cases that most affect patients psychologically. Some patients want to continue their lives without leaving home. However, with today's technology, a new era has been skipped in eye prostheses. Now it is almost impossible to distinguish prosthetic eyes from a real eye. As Renk Prosthesis, we help disabled people to join the society and lead a comfortable social life by putting aside their reservations, with prostheses that are specially designed and can carry the same appearance with the healthy eye of the person from the iris to the eye vessels.”
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