Visual System: Vision is one of the most complex, most advanced and most important senses in humans. Vision enables people to recognize the changes in the environment and adjust their behavior according to these changes. Vision is one of the most studied senses because of the biological complexity that allows visual information to be extracted and processed.
In the Department of Ophthalmology all types of diseases and problems related to the eye are treated. The department provides diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of eye diseases including corneal diseases, glaucoma, retinal diseases, Pediatric Ophtalmology , inflammatory diseases and Ocular Oncology. The department uses laser devices to treat and correct various eye conditions and laser treatments (LASIK and PRK) are available to correct refractive disorders.
Pediatric Ophtalmology Children admitted to our clinic undergo a number of eye exams. Our pediatric ophthalmology unit also gets a thorough medical history regarding familial ocular diseases. We treat the following diseases:
- Congenital and Developmental Cataract
- Traumatic Cataract
- Use of lntraocular Lenses
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Ocular Malformations (PHPV)
- Amblyopia Treatment
- Strabismus in Children
- Nystagmus, Familial and Genetic
- Subluxation Lenses
- Marfan Syndrome
- Genetic Eye Diseases
- Chromosomal Aberrations
- Inflammatory and Allergic Manifestations,
- Nasolacrimal Duct System Disorders
- Retinopathy of Prernaturity
- Optic Nerve Malformations etc.
Glaucoma Service: The unit helps patients suffering from uncontrolled pressure and other difficult cases of glaucoma. The service provides the best available treatment.
Oculoplastics: The specialists deal with cosmetic and reconstructive surgery such as eyelid disorders, tear system dysfunction and disorders in the orbit (e.g. tumors, fractures and infections), eyebrow deformities.
Ocular Oncology: The Oncology Service in the eye is one of the most important services provided by the Department of Ophthalmology. The patient is initially admitted to the outpatient clinic for consultation, and the necessary tests are performed. The patient is then given treatment such as local radiation therapy (Ru-106) or by the removal of the tumor. A systemic assessment, as well as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, is carried out in collaboration with the oncology clinic for children and adults. One of the most significant eye tumors is a Retinoblastoma; canceris caused by the tumor-suppressing gene called rbl. This type of cancer is the most common among children, and may develop in one eye (mono) or in both eyes (binary). The untreated tumor sends metastasis (tumor transfer from one organ to another), leading to death of the patient. Therefore, diagnosis and early treatment increases recovery by 90%.
Cornea Unit: Corneal Unit is the largest of its kind . Our physicians have all completed training and research in the field at prestigious hospitals abroad, employing their acquired knowledge and techniques in their work at Corneal
Unit. We treat pterygium, growths in the conjunctiva and cornea and cases of severe dry eye syndrome. The unit also performs many LASIK procedures.
The Retina Unit treats retinal diseases. Diagnosis and treatment are done with the help of advanced retinal imaging devices. The unit performs retinal surgeries, which includes retinal detachment repair and macular repair. The unit provides laser and medicinal treatment for a variety of retinal diseases, including AMD. Additionally, the unit diagnoses and treats hereditary retinal diseases together with the Electrophysiology Diagnostic Laboratory. The Retina Unit is also involved in various research and studies. It houses a number of specialized laboratories which study various retinal diseases and develop new treatment methods.