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Amblyopia is an early childhood disease caused by many factors, including novelization or eye disease? What to know about the causes, symptoms and treatment of lazy eye in our Turkey medical news section.
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a visual development disorder in which the eye cannot achieve normal visual acuity, even in prescription glasses or contact lenses .

Eye laziness begins in infancy and early childhood. In most cases, only one eye is affected. But in some cases, decreased visual acuity can be observed in both eyes.

In particular, if eye laziness is detected early in life and treated immediately, decreased vision can be prevented. However, if left untreated, eye laziness can cause serious vision problems in the affected eye, including blindness.
Because eye laziness is typically a problem of vision development in infants, it can be difficult to discern the symptoms of the condition.

However, a common cause of amblyopia is strabismus. However, some symptoms of lazy eye include:

– Don’t keep one eye closed.
– Frequent winking
– Don’t squint or rub your eyes
– Difficulty in work that requires hand-eye coordination, such as holding the ball while playing, tying shoes, or buttoning buttons
– Constantly turn your head in one direction while reading or watching TV
– Look very closely when reading or writing, line scrolling or continuous finger tracking
– Don’t like close work
– Distraction or distraction in a short time
– A complaint of frequent headaches that can occur as a result of constant self-compulsion to be able to clear the board at school and focus on writing.

A test is required to understand the laziness of the eye. For this reason, at least 4 years of age should be done eye examination. In later years, the detection of lazy eyes becomes more difficult. People with lazy eyes usually notice this condition by chance. If people have a slip in their eyes, it is a sign of laziness. For this reason, people with a slip in the eye should be considered. It usually tells that the child experiences lazy eye when he closes one eye and looks with the other eye in children. Eye laziness is understood by the Turkey doctor if adults go to the doctor because of the problems they experience in their eyes.
Amblyopia occurs because the eye-brain connection is weak or underdeveloped.

The most common cause is strabismus. If the eye muscles cannot properly align the eyes, especially during growth, the brain receives a separate image from each eye. This confusion is solved by the brain constantly ignoring information from one of the eyes. This in turn leaves the unused eye and its corresponding brain region underdeveloped.

Another common cause is that refractive error (myopia, hypermetropia, or astigmatism) is more common in one eye. This, in turn, leads to incompatible inputs, and as a result, the brain prioritizes the other eye, ignoring data from one eye.

Anything that creates a visual imbalance in this way can cause amblyopia. This includes childhood cataracts, blurred/matte lenses, differences in shape and height, and other anatomical or structural anomalies.
When complex connections are formed between the eye and the brain, it is important to start treatment for laziness of the eye as soon as possible in childhood. The best results occur when treatment begins before the age of 7, although half of children aged 7 to 17 respond to strabismus doctor treatment in Turkey.

In most cases, it is possible to treat a lazy eye, usually in two stages.

If the light entering the eye has a problem, such as cataracts, which block the light path, treatment will be needed to remove the obstruction.

If there is a refractive error, it is corrected first by using glasses to correct the focus of the eye, which usually helps correct a crinkle.

The child is then encouraged to use the affected eye again. This can be done by using an eye patch to close the strong eye or eye drops to temporarily blur vision in the strong eye.

Treatment is usually effective, but the work of the lazy eye is a gradual process that takes months. If treatment is stopped too early, any improvement in the eye may be lost.

Turkey Eye laziness treatment is very effective for younger children. It is not certain how useful it is for children over eight years old.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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