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Turkey Medicals member and Antalya JCI hospital clinic department Ophthalmology Specialist Dr. said that with developing technology, it is possible to get rid of cataracts with a half-hour cataracts eye operation. Dr. noted that 90 percent of cataract patients are 60 years of age or older, but they can still be seen in any age group.

Specialist Dr. emphasizes that the symptoms of cataract caused by the deterioration of eye lenses appear mainly with the progression of age. Dr. said, “It may not even show symptoms during the initial period. The clouding of the lens of the eye increases day by day, and this condition is most often noticed by other people. Commonly, if vision is not clear, blurred, smoky and hazy are among the symptoms. Cataract can cause the colors to become paler and less sharp. It becomes difficult to read newspapers and books, watch TV, drive a car. Rarely, there may be double vision, as well as hale can be seen around strong light sources such as a street lamp or a car headlight in the dark,” he said.

Stating that the only option to completely get rid of cataract is surgical intervention, Specialist Dr. said,”In the early stages of cataract, complaints that occur during daily work with the use of glasses can be temporarily resolved. But in advanced cases of cataracts, surgery is the only option. In surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. The clouding of the eye lens is removed through a small tunnel incision by numbing the eye area, mostly with local anesthesia. Then, an artificial monofocal (single-focus) or multifocal (multi-focus) lens of high quality is inserted into the eye to restore the patient’s sense of vision. For the best cataract laser eye operation in Antalya hospital takes about half an hour to complete,” he said.

“Protecting the eyes from sunlight and not looking directly at the sun, quitting smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and keeping diabetes under control significantly reduces the risk,” Specialist Dr. said, noting that it is not possible to fully prevent the formation of cataracts.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

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 .

Professional Members:

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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