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Turkey Medicals speech posted for the Annual congress press release in Turkey; subject to Premature babies can have serious problems with eye diseases, so it is necessary to take precautions in advance.

Most premature babies recover quickly and develop normal central vision. But some infants who show regression may also experience problems associated with premature birth, such as eye pressure, cataracts Turkey, strabismus, misalignment of the eye, and nearsightedness. In its advanced stages, abnormal blood vessels and associated scar tissue can lead to blindness if left untreated. Eye Diseases Specialist Assistant. Assoc. Dr. answers questions about the subject as follows:

Why does it occur in premature babies and what is its importance?

Due to veins that have not completed their development due to premature birth, the retina cannot receive full oxygen and harmful new veins are formed that cannot be normal. This, in turn, leads to bleeding, blistering and shrinkage in the retinal layer. If left untreated, it completely disrupts vision and becomes one of the most important eye problems of premature babies, and its early diagnosis and treatment is very important.

Incidence above 1500 gr. is high in small preemies. The weight of 70-80% of cases is 1000 gr.Under s. Recurrent respiratory difficulties, Rapid Blood change or brain bleeding, lung formation disorders, breathing difficulties syndrome, various heart diseases increase the risk of this disease.

So do these babies give any symptoms of eye problems?

It may not cause any symptoms, but it is most often manifested by whiteness in the pupil. The child is insensitive to light and may have a bleaching in the pupil. In addition, in advanced stages, problems such as eye pressure, strabismus, and misalignment of the eye may occur.

How is it diagnosed in newborn babies?

Babies in the Risk group are checked with a lens and light system after their pupils are dilated.

When should an eye examination be performed in premature babies?

The first eye examination of premature babies is generally 4 after birth.-6. it should be done between Weeks. But the birth weight is 1000 should be taken into account that the problem may develop earlier in infants under 28 weeks of age and in the womb. Even if the problem was not observed at the first examination, babies should be checked every 2 weeks until the time they should be born again. 32 weeks and 1500 gr.with babies born and receiving oxygen under 30 weeks and 1250 gr.all babies born under in should be screened after their postpartum age is 4 weeks. In babies who are hospitalized in the fourth week after birth, this screening is performed in bathtub. When the baby is discharged from the hospital, their appointment must be made for an Turkey eye examination.

The end feared: should Surgery be required?

Reducing light in neonatal intensive care units has been shown to prevent the development of the problem, although vitamin E applications are controversial

In 80% of babies, they regress spontaneously, but screening and regular follow-up are essential for timely intervention in cases that do not regress. Severe destruction can occur, leading to blindness. 20% of babies who experience this active problem progress to the trail-leaving period.

Let’s not forget that there are 5 stages of the disease; children who have not been properly treated face advanced visual impairment when they grow up and have special educational needs.

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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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