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Department’s Brief History

Our department was founded by Assoc. Dr. Erhan YÖNEY in 1975 and was formed with the participation of Prof. Dr. Hikmet ÖZÇETİN. Following that, Prof. Dr. Öner GELİŞKEN, Prof. Dr. Haluk ERTÜRK, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tuncer ÖZMEN, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Âli YÜCEL and Prof. Dr. Remzi AVCI joined the clinical team. It is the first ophthalmology depatment in Turkey that is divided into special subsegments.  
The academic staff consists of Prof. Dr. Mehmet BAYKARA (head of department), Prof. Dr. Ahmet Tuncer Özmen, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Âli YÜCEL, Prof. Dr. Selim DOĞANAY, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgür YALÇINBAYIR, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral YILDIZ, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Berna AKOVA BUDAK, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Setaç Argun KIVANÇ and Instructor Dr. Gamze UÇAN GÜNDÜZ.

Location and Infrastructure

Department of Ophthalmology serves as polyclinic, clinic and operating rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Sahara Hospital building at Görükle Campus of Bursa Uludağ University.  
In every weekday, there are at least 2 general polyclinics, 2 retina polyclinics, 1 anterior segment and glaucoma polyclinic, 1 pediatric ophthalmology polyclinic and 1 oculoplasty polyclinic.
In our polyclinics, fundus fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, visual field, optical biometry, ultrasonography, corneal topography, ultrasonic biomicroscopy tests could be performed for diagnosis and/or following.
The different treatment modalities such as laser photocoagulation, YAG-laser applications, photodynamic therapy, intravitreal injection and contact lens applications could be done in outpatient clinic. 
The ophthalmology clinic consists of 25 beds and serves the patients preoperatively and postoperatively.

Resident Training Process

Ophthalmology resident training lasts 4 years. Residants are generally trained in general polyclinics and clinics in the first year, subsegment outpatient clinics in the second and third years, and in the operating room in the last year.
The purpose of the outpatient clinic is to evaluate the patient (history and physical examination) and to arrange the treatment plan under the supervision of an instructor, and to conduct a short and long term follow-up. In clinic, properties of inpatient treatment, preoperative preparation and postoperative care of the patients are learned.
All residents are obliged to keep watch on the dates after working hours and on weekends. The residents on call learn approaching emergency cases and ability to make decisions alone. 
Residents attend all surgical applications in the operating room. They advise for emergency cases in their last years and gain the ability to perform primary repair for perforating injuries.
Residents participate in seminars, articles and case presentations within the education program.
At the end of the fourth year, if the thesis is accepted as successful, they take the special examination.

Research Areas and  ve Service Areas

General Polyclinic
  • Emergency Polyclinic
  • Subsegment Polyclinics
  • o Retina and uvea polyclinic
  • o Anterior segment and glaucoma polyclinic
  • o Pediatric ophthalmology polyclinic and premature retinopathy examinations
  • o Oculoplasty polyclinic
  • o Contact lens polyclinic
  • Routine cataract surgery
  • Complicated cataract surgery
  • Pediatric cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Classical detachment surgery
  • Keratoplasty and corneal operations
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Premature retinopathy treatment (laser photocoagulation / intravitreal injection)
  • Eyelid surgeries
  • Lacrimal drainage system operations
  • Orbital surgery