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Amblyopia, also commonly popularly known as eye laziness, causes vision loss in people under the age of 40. Amblyopia is the most common cause of vision loss in infants and young children. So, what is amblyopia? All the details about the causes and treatment are in our news.

What is amblyopia with serious and permanent vision defects, loss of depth perception, and lifelong consequences such as low vision if there is a disease or injury to the normal eye? We have compiled for you what you need to know about the causes and treatment in our news.


Amblyopia, or laziness of the eye as it is popularly known, is a visual development disorder in which an eye cannot reach normal visual acuity even with prescription glasses or contact lenses. It only occurs in one eye.

Normal vision develops in the first few years of life. Babies at birth have very poor vision, but vision improves as they use their eyes because their vision centers in the brain develop. If babies cannot use their eyes for various reasons, the visual centers do not develop properly, and vision decreases, despite the normal appearance of the structures of the eyes.


The cause of ampliopia in general is not exactly known. But in many cases, genetic predisposition can be mentioned. It is very important that children with a history of samplyopia in their family see an ophthalmologist at an early age.

Other reasons can be listed as:


Usually the eyes move together as a pair. But in children with strabismus, the eyes are not aligned. An eye can slide in, out, up or down. The most common reason.


There is a significant difference between the degrees in each eye. Amblyopia occurs when one eye is more myopic, hypermetropic, or astigmatic than the other. Blurred vision is ignored and amblyopia develops. The eyes look normal, but one eye sees less than the other. This is the most difficult diagnosed cause of amblyopia, and strict follow-up is required.


Cataract or amblyopia for Turkey operation develops in all kinds of cases that prevent the image from being clearly focused. This is the most severe type of amblyopia.


The presence of more than 3 degrees of hypermetropia or 7-8 degrees of myopia in both eyes results in multiple laziness of both eyes.


It is possible to cope with lazy eye with early diagnosis and treatment. It is very important that vision laziness is treated in the early years of childhood. The best results occur when treatment begins before the age of 7, although half of children aged 7 to 17 respond to treatment.

One of the most important treatments for amblyopia is to correct the refractive error with regular use of glasses and / or contact lenses. Other main pillars of amblyopia treatment are to get as clear an image as possible and force the child to use the weaker eye. For this purpose, healthy eye closure treatment in Antalya Turkey can be planned with periods determined according to the patient’s age and the depth of visual laziness. In the treatment of eye closure, with adhesive eye closure pads, the well-seeing eye is closed and the person is allowed to use the lazy eye. At the end of the period recommended by the ophthalmologist, the amount of increase in visual acuity is determined. The duration of closure therapy during the day and the time to continue are determined again. Increased visual acuity is achieved with regular follow-up.

There is no surgical treatment for lazy eye. If it is Turkish strabismus or eyelid miscarriage that causes it, it is primarily treated with strabismus or eyelid miscarriage surgery in Turkey.

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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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