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Turkey Medicals in health tourism for hospitals in Turkey member Eye Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. “You should never shower, bathe, enter the pool and sea with contact lenses,” was said.

Department Of Eye Diseases Of The Faculty Of Medicine Of The University Turkey Professor Dr. “There is a very serious micro-organism that can be found everywhere in the air, water, soil, this is one of the microorganisms we fear most,” he said, pointing to the drawbacks of entering the sea and pool with contact lenses. Infections caused by this can lead to loss of visual function of the eye,” he said.

Eye Prof. Dr. in Antalya Turkey, dry eye problem and contact lens use should be considered about the AA correspondent explained. ”Dry eye“ problem is common in society, especially in dry climates where humidity drops much more occurs, describing rain,” more importantly, in our age, increased computer use and those who spend time in front of the computer for a very long time due to the lack of attention to dry eyes may occur signs, ” he said.

“It may not be common in humid areas, but it may increase rapidly in dry climates, especially in places where heating is done with the central system or in climatized environments,” he said.

Contact Lens Wearers beware

Eye Dr. Antalya Turkey, informs patients, such as sand thrown into the eye burning, stinging complaints are at the forefront, he said, a number of diseases in the eye also lead to dry eye.

”Sjogren’s syndrome “called immune system disease, as well as” chronic blepharitis” called eyelash bottoms that lead to dandruff disease also reveals signs of dry eyes, rain, dry eye, contact lens use due to the development, he said.

The best Turkish Prof. Dr., noted “In a sense, the use of contact lenses divides tears in half. Our tear layer is very thin, but it gets a little thinner when contact lenses are placed. This, in turn, can increase evaporation, making patients ‘ very borderline dry eye complaints noticeable. Contact lens use may not always lead to dry eyes, but complaints can increase quickly, especially in borderline cases. You can prevent this. We stage the dry eye, so we stage it from a light to a very serious course. Especially in mild and moderate cases, we recommend treatment primarily in the dry eye. Therapy contact lenses ocular surface recovers selected when appropriate findings can be used. But there are a group of moderate and severe dry eye patients for whom contact lenses can only be recommended for different reasons for therapeutic purposes, but normal contact lenses are not recommended.”

Because the amount of tears in the disease decreases, it should be given from the outside, rain said, “especially the introduction of artificial tears without preservatives is the main point of treatment in Turkey. But in addition, an inflammatory reaction occurs again due to a decrease in tears in the dry eye. That needs to be suppressed. For this, medication can be used period by period,” he said.

What lenses should be used

A professor who recommends using lenses with high oxygen permeability Dr. Rain, low oxygen permeability lenses cause insensitivity to the cornea, resulting in a decrease in the number of blinks, which leads to an increase in drying and a decrease in tears, he said.

Prof. Dr. Turkey, “therefore, patients should be very good at oxygenating the cornea. For this purpose, we prefer high oxygen permeable lenses,” he said.

Rain, which recommends lenses with high oxygen permeability and daily use, reported that the wettable property of silicone hydrogel lenses has increased, which can be much better tolerated, especially by patients with dry eyes.

Attention to solution

Rain, dry eye is a multifactorial problem, Contact lenses also enter the work becomes a little more complicated, he said, the following information:

“Patients who use contact lenses have to use a number of solutions to clean them. In these solutions, there are special substances that kill microorganisms. These preservatives used in the past could cause very toxic effects for the eye. In recent years, especially large molecular weight preservatives have started to be selected. These can’t get into the lens, so they don’t cause problems later. These substances are used where it is more tolerable to patients contact lenses.”

Contact lens users should pay attention to the recommendations of rain, contact lens should be taken and used under the control of a doctor, doctors ‘ recommendations should be very careful, he said.

Patients in Turkey attention to the following:

“Contact lenses should not be touched without washing hands very well, never shower with contact lenses, do not wash, do not enter the pool and sea. This is very important because there is a very serious microorganism that can be found everywhere in the air, water, soil, which we call acanthomoeba keratitis, one of the microorganisms that we fear most. Infections caused by this can lead to loss of visual function of the eye. In other words, contact lenses and water do not coexist. These should be very careful.”

“The fact that the Contact Lens box is not clean can lead to the transmission of microorganisms,” rain said, asking that attention be paid to the cleanliness of contact lens boxes and frequent replacement.

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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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