EYE EXAM WARNING FOR NEWBORNS AND PREMATURE BABIES BY SPECIALISTS

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EYE EXAMINATION WARNING FOR NEWBORNS AND PREMATURE BABIES

Turkey Medicals member Ophthalmologist at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital said, “Early eye exam is very important in infants. If this is not done, if there is a disease that can cause blindness, as a result of late intervention, the baby’s vision may disappear for life,” she said.

Dr. who works as an Ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Obstetrics and Pediatrics made important warnings to families about the early examination of babies and premature babies born prematurely.

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THE SIGHT OF BABIES WHO ARE NOT EXAMINED CAN DISAPPEAR FOR LIFE

Dr. said that eye examination is important for babies born prematurely or born on time said, “Eye screening is a must for newborn babies. Early detection of diseases that can cause blindness, such as congenital cataracts and eye pressure, as well as early intervention, babies should definitely be examined to gain vision. For this reason, the Ministry of Health has imposed a vision screening requirement on family doctors for babies aged 0-3 months as part of the National Vision Screening Program. We have a system where family doctors can provide early diagnosis of babies by referring babies who have vision problems to ophthalmologists as a result of screening. If these things are not done, if there is a disease that can cause blindness, as a result of late intervention, the baby’s vision may disappear for life. In order for families to restore visual health to their babies, they should have their babies screened when they are just born,” she said.

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ROP DISEASE IS OBSERVED IN PREMATURE BABIES BORN PREMATURELY

Emphasizing that it is also necessary to examine babies born prematurely or prematurely, and that families should do this within the first 4 weeks, Doctor in addition, “Premature babies may face the disease of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). In particular, babies born at 32 weeks and under a thousand 500 grams or older who are born and receive oxygen therapy may face ROP disease. Babies who have had a severe form of the disease can become blind within 2 or 3 days if the date of the examination has come and has not been performed if they have not been treated,” she said.
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It is imperative that these babies be examined at the 4th week after birth. Families should not be caught up in an opinion such as ‘Let’s have an examination a few days late, nothing will happen’. Because a delay of one or 2 days can cause blindness in these babies.

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LET THEM BRING THEIR BABIES AND CHILDREN TO THE EXAMINATION

Dr. warned families that children’s eye screening should not be delayed due to the pandemic In addition, “During the Covid-19 pandemic that we are currently in, families other than infants should definitely bring their children to an eye exam by wearing a mask to their children of a certain age and paying attention to distance and hygiene. We have continued to provide services to all newborns and premature babies throughout the pandemic without calling for an appointment. Let the families have courage. Let them break their fears caused by the pandemic and bring their babies and children to the examination. Because, as I said, a delay of several days can cause vision loss in infants and children,” she said.

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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 .

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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