Reading time is 3 mins


Eye diseases and Vitreoretinal Turkish surgery specialist Opr, who stated that the perception of’ eye diseases occur as they grow ‘ is wrong. Dr. said that it is also possible to encounter eye diseases in newborns and warned: any problems, regardless of small or large, experienced in the eye should be taken seriously and consult the support of a specialist. So what eye diseases can be seen in babies?

Turkey Medicals in medical tourism for Antalya hospitals in Turkey and member Specialist Eye diseases Vitreoretinal surgery Turkish Opr. Dr. gave information about eye diseases that can occur in infants:

The neonatal period is of great importance in terms of the frequent control of the developmental stages in the first months of babies. Babies should be able to follow objects up and down with their eyes at the stage of one to three months. After the sixth month, the baby should be able to look in all directions without any restrictions. In this development process, the appearance of a number of eye disorders can often be inevitable. Corneal diseases, cataracts, canjonctivitis, glaucoma, eye tumors, premature retinopathy and tear duct blockages are the most common eye diseases that can be seen in infants. It is possible to achieve successful results thanks to early diagnosis of these disorders. For example, in infants, horizontal corneal diameters should be measured if possible, and this measurement should be recorded. Corneal diameter detection plays an important role in early diagnosis of congenital and infancy eye pressure problems.


The cornea is the transparent tissue located above the colored part of the eye. It can be large or small at birth, as well as flat corneas can often be found. Such changes are often accompanied by congenital anomalies. For this reason, the development process in the eyes of babies should be closely monitored. Corneal diseases, which occur in newborns in the form of spots and blurred vision, can be widely seen.

In cases of corneal diseases, drug therapy is applied with early diagnosis. But sometimes in infants, an unexplained abnormality or loss of vision can also occur. If the baby is born with an eye defect, medical treatment or surgery may be required depending on the type of defect.


Because the vision system does not fully develop in infants and young children, there is only a certain proportion of vision in the development process. The potential for vision increases with the mobility and attention of the eye. Especially in order for the visual center located in the brain of children to complete its development, information that comes from both eyes at an equal rate must be transmitted directly to the brain. If clear images are not transmitted to the brain, irreversible vision loss may occur in the future. For this reason, early diagnosis of the problem and regular intervals of eye examinations help to prevent irreversible diseases.

In addition to corneal diseases in infants, it is also possible to encounter eye pressure (glaucoma), eye laziness, cataracts, various retinal diseases and tear canal-related disorders.


Glaucoma, known as high eye pressure, can occur depending on its structure or in combination with systemic diseases. Early intervention is very important in congenital glaucoma. Otherwise, excessive growth, outward appearance, excessive watering and light sensitivity may occur in the eyes. Congenital eye pressure, which occurs at an early stage, can be treated with eye drops and Glaucoma surgical procedure in Turkey.

Eye Cataract:

Although cataracts are often perceived as a common disorder in adults over middle age, they can actually occur in individuals of any age or even in infants. Cataract in infants and children can lead to laziness in the eye due to its late diagnosis. Especially babies with suspected glaucoma or cataracts should be intervened in the same session after an anesthetic examination, if necessary. Surgery in Turkey to remove the baby’s cataracts is an essential treatment.

Tear duct-related ailments:

A number of disorders caused by obstruction of the tear duct are also among the eye problems seen in infants. The treatment of such ailments is aimed at the source of the problem. In addition to medication for duct blockages and inflammation, massages that work the tear duct are recommended. If these are not effective, surgical treatment can be switched.


Retinablastoma surgery Turkey, may be required although very rare, is a type of discomfort that usually occurs before the age of two. In these cases, patients see 30 percent bilateral. When the tumor is located in the pupil, symptoms such as strabismus, unilateral dilation of the pupil and trembling of the eyes appear. Radiation therapy or medication is used.

Follow me
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.


Our website contents consist of articles approved by our Web and Medical Editorial Board with the contributions of our physicians. Our contents are prepared only for informational purposes for public benefit. Be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
Follow me