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Since the eyes of newborn babies are sensitive, it is necessary not to expose them to camera flash in the first 3 months. Squeezing lemon juice is wrong, while treating it with breast milk becomes an incomplete practice. Turkey Medicals member Eye Diseases Specialist Op. Dr. provides information about incorrect practices related to the health of children’s eyes.

A newborn baby looks fragile and sensitive to all of us. In fact, due to the fact that they are much more durable than they appear in newborn babies, serious eye problems often do not occur in the first infancy. The first problem babies can face about the eye is neonatal conjunctivitis, which is manifested by edema and discharge in the eyelid, said Op. Dr., “neonatal conjunctivitis can be prevented with drops dripped into the eye after birth in almost any clinic.”

In cases where drops are not made or drug-resistant microorganisms are active, the support of an ophthalmologist is required. Gently cleaning the burrs around the eyes with boiling and heated water will be enough until you consult a doctor.” he says.

We draw attention to the wrong practices that harm the eyes of babies, and describe these practices.

One of the risks that early babies are most exposed to is the use of flash in photo shoots. The bright light of its flash can be harmful to the retina (nerve tissue) of a fully immature baby. For the first 3 months, it is necessary to keep the baby away from The Flash.

A common habit in our country is squeezing lemon in the baby’s eye in any problem. This is absolutely wrong practice and should not be done.

It is also a wrong practice to drip breast milk into the eyes of babies in any problem. This logic is for the eye to benefit from the protective factors (antibodies) contained in breast milk, but it is not always sufficient for treatment. Here, the problem is that this process is considered sufficient and the treatment is delayed. However, in the milk of the mothers of babies over 6 months, these preservatives have been significantly reduced. Drip of breast milk can be recommended by the Turkish baby eye doctor when there is no other remedy.

Although shampoos special to babies do not burn the eye, they should not be directly contacted by the eye. At the end of the bath, gently clean the eyelids with wet and clean cotton.

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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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