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Dry eyes, which affect millions of people worldwide, are more common in women over the age of 40. Eye Diseases Specialist Assoc. expert Turkey Doctor gave information on the subject.

Dry eyes occur due to the inability to produce enough tears, the lack of quality of the produced tears, or the fact that they evaporate very quickly. It is known that inflammation (inflammatory) processes also play a role in the formation of dry eyes. If left untreated, it can lead to loss of vision with ulcers, pain and, in very serious cases, puncture of the transparent layer called the cornea due to drying on the surface of the eye.

Dry eyes affect people’s daily activities…

It causes burning, stinging, redness and reflex watering in the eyes while reading books, working on a computer, driving and in air-conditioned environments. Although it is considered as the opposite, dry eyes also have tears in the eyes, this condition occurs due to the production of tears as a reflex in order to protect the dry eye itself.

Although dry eyes are seen in all bereavement and sexes, they are most common in women over the age of 40. The reason for this is a decrease in tear production due to changes in hormones. Complaints are more disturbing with the formation of menopause in later mourning.

The diagnosis of dry eye is made by Turkey Antalya clinical examination…

Colored dyes used during biomicroscopic examination in diagnosis are extremely valuable. Paper sticks ( Schirmer), which measure the amount of tears, are used in follow-up. Any imaging method does not benefit in diagnosing dry eyes. Clinical diagnosis is the most important method.

The treatment of dry eyes is done by means of drugs…

Experimental surgical methods have not been effective until now. The most commonly used drugs in treatment are artificial tear drops and ointments. These drugs, which have numerous varieties, are basically based on the principle of replacing the missing tear. These drugs, which are in the form of small tubes or single drops, are sufficient for mild and moderate dry eyes. In further clinical cases, cortisone and immunosuppressive( cyclosporine) drops are also used to prevent inflammation. Since these drops have side effects, the amount and duration of use is extremely important. In foreigner international patients who do not see adequate improvement despite all medications, the plugs that temporarily close the tear duct may be useful.

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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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