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80 Year-old TR, who suffered a loss of vision in his right eye due to a blow he received at a young age, lost his eyesight over time, has made peace with life again after prosthetic eye surgery.

TR, who said that he received a stone blow to his eye when he was 10 years old and suffered vision loss, said: “I was hit again in the same eye in a car accident at the age of 20, and over time my vision loss progressed. By the time I was 55, I could see 3 percent. Because of high eye pressure and glaucoma, I had surgery twice in the process, but I didn’t see any benefit. At that time, when my pain continued, my doctors recommended that I remove the eye and replace it with a prosthesis. I’ve been to four different private hospitals, but I’m not convinced. Last time, on the advice of a friend, Assoc. Dr. I knocked on the door of the new peace. After the operation, all my pain ended, my anxiety went away, as it was not clear that my eye was a prosthesis. I feel like I’ve been reborn,” he told me.

‘It has to be personal ’

Eye Foundation Bayrampasa Eye Hospital Chief Physician Assoc, who emphasizes the importance of the patient’s psychological readiness for surgery in such operations. Dr. “Although this operation does not function, it means the loss of an organ. For this reason, it was very important that the patient was psychologically ready for this. After a half-hour operation, we didn’t completely remove the eye, but it was emptied and the implant was placed. During the external prosthesis, we only used eye drops. A month later, his new prosthesis was made. I recommend that patients who are considering this surgery do research so that the external prosthesis performed after surgery is necessarily performed in competent hands. Custom – made prosthesis is very important in terms of appearance. Ready-made prosthetics should be avoided, ” he said.

Quality of life scored

Our Turkish doctor member to AA and Turkey Medicals, in a statement, who says he “recommends such operations for patients who have lost their eyesight for different reasons and are uncomfortable with the appearance of the eye göz hastane,” in addition, eyes that have lost their eyesight and gone to shrink, pain, stinging, watering and sensitivity to light can do. In these cases, it can also be done to improve the patient’s comfort and quality of life. The idea of having a prosthetic eye instead of a blind eye is emotionally difficult for patients, whatever the reason. But with a very good surgery and a first-class prosthetic craftsmanship, most patients get face-to-face results, he said.


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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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