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A tear duct obstruction that can be seen in many people, from babies to middle-aged women, can cause the eye canals to fill with germs if left untreated, leading to much bigger problems. The tears flowing out of the eye through the small channels located above the eye prevent the cornea from drying out, allow the eye to clean itself when it encounters unwanted substances, prevent the eye from being constantly burped and watery. Tear duct obstruction is an extremely important complaint that needs to be treated in this sense.

Turkey Medicals hospital member and Ophthalmologist Eye Operator Doctor gave information about the subject.

In the past, tear duct obstruction, under general anesthesia, the breakage of the bones of the person’s nose and the tears flow for a new channel have been created with today’s developing medical technology is no longer a risky but without intervention, people are much more the same day you can easily return to everyday life applications where the laser is applied.


The following symptoms are observed when the ducts that are located between the eye and nose, which have a delicate balance that ensures decontamination of tears, have problems with clogging

– Increased watering of the eye.

– Frequent repeated inflammation of the eye, a state of infection.

– Severe burring of the eye.

– The problem of constant discharge from the eye.

– Pain in the eye.

– Due to them, the standard of living decreases, a person experiences difficulties during the day.


In people who come to the Hospital eye clinic department complaining of watery eyes, excessive burring, redness of the eyes, asymmetric conditions between the two eyes, a procedure called decanting is performed.


It is the process of delivering fluid to the eyes with the help of a cannula, which is a small tube that can be inserted into the body. During the lavage process, it is observed whether the liquid is progressing, and if the liquid is not coming to the person’s throat, that is, it is not progressing, the tear ducts are blocked. After this diagnosis, the treatment process is started.


Surgical techniques performed in more serious cases in the past and today have led to the search for more practical solutions due to the fact that a person suffers from bleeding problems and the length of the recovery period.

Firstly, the procedure in which the skin is opened, the tear sac is found and the blockage is resolved is called DSR operations. As a type of this procedure, in the processes that we call Endoscopic Dsr, there are operations in which the bone and sac are opened through the nose and no suture is required.

Multiode DSR Procedures, in which both DSR and endoscopic DSR are integrated, developed for the comfort of a person, are one of the most preferred forms of treatment in terms of laser-assisted, bleeding-free and incision-free operations that can be performed in a much shorter time compared to risk-free and other operations as the most advanced application.


Due to its advantages such as bleeding, anesthesia, and not being left behind from everyday life, there are methods that are conveniently applied with the MultiodeDsr technique in tear duct obstruction, where non-surgical solutions are being developed every day.

Laser beams, which we call punctum, penetrate through the tiny holes at the edges of our eyes, pass through the tear sac and open the blockage in the duct with the help of the rays.

In particular, the Dsr technique applied in cases where the tear duct is not blocked can be performed in a total of as little as 8-10 minutes. In the process of making very small incisions with a laser, it is the process of opening blocked areas with laser shots. In these applications, a person can leave the hospital on the same day and return to their daily lives.


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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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