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Seasonal eye allergy, which is a harbinger of complaints such as redness, itching and watering in the eye, is also one of them. Allergic conjunctivitis, which can even lead to vision loss if not diagnosed early, carries serious risks to eye health. Opr, an eye disease and health specialist who describes the unknowns about allergic conjunctivitis, which mainly manifests itself in seasonal transitions. Dr. has issued important warnings about eye allergies and treatment in Istanbul Turkey.

Nature, which awakens in the transition period to the spring months that warm us, can bring unexpected problems along with its miracles. Especially in the eyes, allergic diseases can develop due to direct contact with the environment, as well as a very rapid reaction can be observed. The most common eye disease with the arrival of spring months is allergic conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, which develops due to allergies in the membrane that surrounds the inside of the eyelids and the white part of the eye, is manifested by complaints of itching, redness and watering in the eyes. In addition, conjunctival edema, burning sensation, watery discharge, swelling of the eyelids and sensitivity to light can also be seen.


Allergic conjunctivitis is a general concept that describes a group of diseases. It occurs as a result of allergens from the outside, especially dust and pollen, stimulating allergy cells that are known to cause a reaction, especially on the inner surface of the eyelid. Allergic symptoms such as colds, asthma, and eczema can also often be inevitable in other parts of the body of people with eye allergies.


Seasonal and non-seasonal allergic conjunctivitis

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is the most common type of eye allergy. In patients, depending on the type of plant pollen in the air, symptoms such as itching, redness, burning and watering in the eye may occur during seasonal transitions. These symptoms can be accompanied by nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose.

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, which occurs with symptoms such as itching, sensitivity to light, foreign body sensation, burning, is a serious eye allergy. Treatment is vital in this type of allergy, which causes hypersensitivity reaction, in which more boys are affected, pollen, UltraViolet is a factor.

Atopic keratoconjunctivitis

Symptoms of atopic keratoconjunctivitis, which usually affects elderly patients, are similar to vernal keratoconjunctivitis. This problem can occur throughout the year. The type of allergy that causes swollen eyelids, superficial corneal infiltrates, superficial spot keratitis and ulcers can cause injury to the cornea if left untreated.

Giant papillary conjunctivitis

Giant papillary conjunctivitis, which develops in relation to contact lens use, occurs as a serious form of contact allergic conjunctivitis, in which fluid sacs or papules form in the upper layer of the inner eyelid. In the treatment of this type of allergy, which alarms with symptoms such as blurred vision, itching, bloating; it is recommended to replace the lens care solution, decommission the use of contact lenses and switch to disposable lenses.

Conjunctivitis Pereniyal

Complaints in perenial allergic conjunctivitis persist all year round and do not show seasonal changes. The cause of this type is usually household dust, mites and pets. It can be observed throughout the year, although it is less severe.

Allergic conjunctivitis can cause blindness

Similarity applications can be seen in the treatment of all these allergic conjunctivitis. In the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, the elimination of the allergic factor is the first and essential intervention method. Cold dressing, antihistamine eye drops can be used in treatment according to the doctor’s observation and savings. Cortisone eye drops, which are more effective, should again be administered under the supervision of a doctor. Uncontrolled, long-term use of cortisone drops can cause eye pressure, which can lead to blindness. However, washing the face and eye area with cold water when there is excessive itching can reduce complaints.

Keep your windows closed

In spring, it is possible to avoid conjunctivitis by paying attention to some points. At the beginning of these comes protection from ultraviolet rays that increase allergies in the spring. These rays can cause serious damage to the eyes when exposed to the sun. For this reason, windows should be kept closed both during the day and when sleeping at night, sunglasses should be used against ulraviolic rays when going out during the day.

Do not be in air-conditioned environments

Along with warming weather, the demand for air conditioning devices will also increase. But people with allergic diseases should stay away from air conditioners. Because mites such as mold and dust accumulate inside air conditioners. This, in turn, can lead to the fueling of allergy problems.

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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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