FIRST INTERVENTION IN CASE OF A FOREIGN BODY IN THE EYE?

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IN THE FIRST INTERVENTION IN CASE OF A FOREIGN BODY IN THE EYE?

According to experts, 80 percent of the existing visual impairment is treatable and preventable. Turkey Medicals member, the head of the First and Emergency Assistance Program, pointed out that first aid is of great importance, especially in cases that are not congenital and may occur as a result of accidents or injuries later.

Studies conducted by the World Health Organization show that people will face more problems with visual impairment in the coming years. It is observed that there is an increase in cases of visual defects every day in direct proportion to the growing and aging population. Globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 billion people have a visual impairment that can be prevented or has not yet been resolved. This 1 billion people, refractive error (123,7 million), cataract (65,2 million), glaucoma (6.9 million), corneal opacities (4.2 million), diabetic retinopathy (3 million) and trachoma (2 million), as well as near vision caused by old age (826 million) due to moderate or severe visual impairment or blindness includes remote ones.

First of all, it is necessary to protect the eye from the escape of foreign bodies. See.Doctor said that dust, coal, insects and insect particles can damage the eye in eyelashes that break off as much as metal particles that bounce off lathes. In particular, he said that iron and wood particles can get stuck in the cornea, which is the colored part of the eye, causing serious problems.

He stated that it should be taken into account that a foreign body may have escaped into the eye when there are signs and symptoms such as pain or discomfort in the eye, redness, watering, blurred vision, inability to open the eye, itching in the eyelids and eyes. Turkish Eye doctor said that they can even lead to vision loss if the right intervention is not performed, and described the first aid applications that can be done at an early stage.

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THE EYE IS NEVER RUBBED AND ITCHES

Turkey Medicals hospital member and Eye doctor, listed the things that should be done within the scope of first aid for eye injuries as follows:

“Make sure your hands are clean, warn the person not to rub their eyes. To check the inside of the eye, open the eyelids with your fingers. Gently pull the bottom cover down. Carefully examine each part of the eye. Wash the eye with clean water at room temperature, starting from the nose and going outwards.

If the foreign body does not appear and the symptoms persist, the possibility that the foreign body may be under the upper eyelid should be considered. Ask the person to hold the upper eyelashes of the eye and pull the upper eyelid over the lower one. The lower eyelashes can clean the thread.

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NEVER TRY TO REMOVE A FOREIGN BODY IF IT HAS SUNK

Try to take the foreign body in the opposite direction, if it is visible, with a clean soft napkin, without touching the tinted part of the eye. Do not try to remove it if something has stuck or sunk into the eye, eyeball, or pupil. Close the eye with a thin gauze or paper cup. Refer the person to the nearest medical institution.”

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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.

Awards:

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.

Certificates:

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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