What is eye pressure (glaucoma), which can lead to blindness if left untreated? All the curious details about the causes, symptoms and treatment of eye pressure are in our Turkey Medical news…

Eye pressure, also known as Blackwater among the people, that is, you can find in our news what you need to know about glaucoma… what is eye pressure (glaucoma)? Causes, symptoms and treatment of eye pressure…


Eye pressure, that is, glaucoma, a fairly serious eye disease that can cause damage to the optic nerve of the eye and loss of a person’s eyesight after increasing intraocular pressure, is among the most common causes of blindness in patients over the age of 60 worldwide. Eye pressure occurs as a result of accumulation of fluid in the front of the eye. This fluid, which accumulates in the eye, increases intraocular pressure, damages the optic nerve, and thus a person can develop glaucoma.


The pressure in the eye increases due to the inability to empty the intraocular fluid secreted in the eye and necessary for the nutrition of the eye. Increased intraocular pressure also damages the cells of the eye nerve.


Eye pressure is a disease that, in general, does not initially cause complaints. It tends to progress slowly over the years and devastates the eye nerve.

His eyesight gradually decreases, and when complaints begin, permanent damage to his visual field has settled.

In the” acute glaucoma crisis ” type, eye pressure suddenly rises very high.

The eye can also experience symptoms such as redness, pain, blurred vision, seeing colored rings around lights, nausea and vomiting.


  • Family history of eye pressure (glaucoma) (genetic predisposition)
  • Being over 40
  • Diabetes
  • Severe anemia or shocks
  • High-low systemic blood pressure (body blood pressure)
  • High myopia
  • High hypermetropia
  • Migraine
  • Long-term cortisone therapy
  • Eye injuries
  • Racial factors
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The goal of treatment is to maintain the patient’s eyesight for life. Glaucoma treatment is carried out in 3 different ways: medication, laser therapy and surgical treatment.

Treatment is usually started with medication, laser or surgical treatment is applied if the destruction continues.

What treatment will be applied depends on the patient’s condition. Early or late diagnosis, the patient’s age, and whether or not they use their medications properly are important factors in choosing the form of treatment.

Treatment can not restore old vision, only prevents further vision loss.

SLT laser in Turkey (selective laser trabeculoplasty) glaucoma is also an alternative treatment option. It offers a supportive solution when treatment is not sufficient in patients taking the drug. It can only be applied to open-angle glaucoma. SLT, which is very effective in correctly selected patients, is a simple 3-4 minute treatment method and has no side effects and harm. It can reduce eye pressure by 20-30%. The effectiveness of the treatment, which can be applied every 6 months, continues between 6 months and -2 years.

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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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