Glaucoma disease, still called eye blood pressure or blackwater, is a condition that causes visual decays as a result of increased intraocular pressure pressing on the optic nerve.

Even if visual clarity is not very affected in the early stages due to pressure on the optic nerve, serious losses in the visual field occur constrictions. The losses incurred are irreversible. And the disease is an insidious disease because it can progress without affecting the clarity of vision even until the last stages. Unless it suddenly rises to very high values, which in most patients is slowly progressive, it is not noticed by the patient. It does not cause any pain and symptoms in the eye.

In cases where a normal eye examination is performed in Turkey, it is not understood during the glasses examination. In hospitals where intensive outpatient services are performed, it is very difficult to perform eye pressure and behind-the-eye fundus examinations for each patient individually. And in such cases of intense patient presence, it can be bypassed very easily. For this reason, we especially recommend that our patients have an eye examination for the purpose of eye pressure screening, even if they have no problems. The risk increases in individuals with eye pressure in the family. These patients should have their check-ups more frequently.

There is no certain age limit for eye pressure disease. It is encountered in early childhood as well as at birth. However, it is more often seen over the age of 40. For this reason, even if every person over the age of 40 does not have a family history of eye pressure, at worst it is useful to have a screening examination for eye pressure once a year.

Eye blood pressure may vary within hours, just like arm blood pressure. Even if the eye blood pressure measurements are normal in some of our patients, the current blood pressure may be in a condition that can damage the optic nerve. Special attention should be paid to these conditions, which are called normotensive glaucoma.

We use various tests in the detection and follow-up of our eye pressure patients. Tests such as visual field, retinal nerve fiber analysis and OCT are very useful for us to understand the degree of glaucoma disease.

Eye pressure is an insidious disease. Especially if it is not looked at, it can be easily overlooked.When diagnosed late, irreversible blindness comes at the beginning. It comes in second place among the causes of blindness in the world. With the early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma disease, which is the cause of preventable blindness, vision can be preserved for long periods of time.

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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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