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Many problems that occur in the eyes negatively affect everyday life, causing great anxiety. In particular, complaints such as stinging, watering, redness, or blurred vision can lead to fear of not seeing the person. The cause of all these complaints may be chronic blepharitis. Turkey Medicals member and Goz hospital Ophthalmologist Op. Dr. gave information about chronic blepharitis disease, which many people in the world and in our country suffer from.

Inflammation of the eyelids is called blepharitis. It is usually concentrated in the area where the roots of the eyelashes are. It appears when the small sebaceous glands near the eyelashes lose their function.

This disease is evaluated in two groups due to its structural and clinical appearance. The disease, which is divided into anterior blepharitis and posterior blepharitis, can be seen as acute or chronic.

In anterior blepharitis, especially the outer edge of the eyelid, the bottoms of the eyelashes are affected. An increase in bacteria or oily skin can be effective in the formation of this species. As for the posterior belapheritis, it affects the posterior part of the eyelid that touches the eye and is associated with the abnormal functioning of the sebaceous glands located here.


Although no clear data have been revealed on why it occurs, the factors associated with the occurrence of this disease are as follows;

– A bacterial infection.

– Seborrheic dermatitis. (Itching and dandruff on the scalp)

· Rosacea. (a skin disease that gives symptoms with redness in the face area)

– Change in the functions of the sebaceous gland on the eyelid.

– Eyelash tick or lice.

– Some allergic causes.

– Chemical substances.

–  Cigarette smoke.

– Dead skin cells.


– Watery, reddening and burning sensation in the eyes.

– Itching on the eyelids,

– Eyelids that look oily.

– Blink more often.

– Decrusting between the eyelashes.

– Increased sensitivity to light.

– More winks.

– Reduction of eyelashes.

– Difficulty in using lenses.


Blepharitis, which triggers many eye diseases, including stye and dry eye, also leads to problems such as eyelash sinking. Complications of blepharitis disease, which causes a serious reduction in eyelashes, as well as their abnormal growth, may vary from patient to patient.


– Acne rosacea.

– Seborrheic dermatitis.

– Greasiness of the skin.

– The problem of excessive dandruff.

– Excessive tear production.

– Problems such as conjunctivitis can also be observed.

The main principle in the treatment of this eye disease is the thorough cleaning and care of the eyelid. Because patients with blepharitis should pay attention to eye care for a long time. In this regard, first a warm dressing is applied to the edge of the eyelid so as not to burn it.

Thanks to this, the crust and fatty substances that have accumulated and hardened on the eyelid and around it can soften. After that, it is rubbed into the edge of the eyelid with a wet gauze or ear cleaning cotton and the remnants are cleaned. At the final stage, antibiotic-steroid drugs are applied to the edge of the eyelid. In addition, antibiotics, steroid eye drops or ointments, artificial tears are also part of the treatment.


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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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