Okan University Hospital Istanbul

location_on Istanbul, Turkey
9.8/10 from 69 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology (609483)

Emrullah Taşındı

Prof. Dr. med.

Emrullah Taşındı

Specialized in: ophthalmology

About the Department of Ophthalmology at Okan University Hospital Istanbul

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Okan University Hospital Istanbul offers the full range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic methods for patients with diseases of the eye and its appendages. The department's ophthalmologists have excellent medical equipment for the detection of the causes of visual impairment and establishment of an accurate diagnosis, which serves as a basis for the development of the optimal treatment regimen. In addition, the department is equipped with the cutting-edge laser technologies, which help the doctors to effectively solve many ophthalmic problems, without a surgical intervention. The treatment is provided in accordance with the current clinical protocols of both national and international professional societies. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Emrullah Taşındı.

The treatment begins with a consultation, during which the ophthalmologist asks the patient about his complaints and carries out vision testing using a special table. Then the doctor prescribes diagnostic examinations, which will help him to obtain comprehensive information about the state of the eye apparatus: autorefractometry, retinoscopy, optical coherence tomography, tonometry, biomicroscopy, slit lamp exam, visual field testing and other medical procedures.

The department provides conservative, as well as laser and surgical treatment of eye pathologies of varying severity. Refractive errors (for example, hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, etc.) are corrected with the advanced laser technology. The treatment mostly involves the use of the excimer lasers and LASIK technology. As of today, they are the most effective and demonstrate high success rates. The surgical treatment is indicated for patients with cataract (seamless phacoemulsification using local eye drop anesthesia), glaucoma, diplopia, retinal detachment and other eye diseases. In most cases, the laser procedures and surgical interventions are carried out on an outpatient basis, without hospitalization.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of cataract
  • Diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma
  • Diagnostics and treatment of retinal detachment
  • Diagnostics and treatment of eye and orbital tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of traumatic injuries of the eye and its appendages
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diabetic retinopathy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the lacrimal glands and lacrimal canals
  • Diagnostics and treatment of refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of strabismus
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other eye diseases

The department specializes in the following treatment methods:

  • Laser vision correction
  • Eye microsurgery
  • Cataract removal
  • Vitrectomy
  • Intraocular injections
  • Laser surgery for vision correction
  • Stenting of the eye vessels
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Eyelid, lacrimal passage and orbital surgery
  • Orbital cancer surgery 
  • Other therapeutic methods

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Emrullah Taşındı

Prof. Dr. med. Emrullah Taşındı is the Сhief Physician of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Okan University Hospital Istanbul. He entered the Faculty of Medicine at the Hacettepe University in 1974 and received his Doctoral Degree in 1980. In 1980, he began his postgraduate specialized training in ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hacettepe University. In 1984, he had his board certification in ophthalmology. In 1984, he also entered the military service as Ophthalmologist at the Gumussuyu Military Hospital in Istanbul. In 1985, he received the title of Assistant Professor at the GATA Haydarpasa Training and Research Hospital. In 1995, the specialist was awarded the title of Professor. In 1987, he opened Veni Vidi Clinic, which he transformed into the Specialized Eye Clinic in 1992 and held the position of Chief Physician until 2009.

The priority areas of specialization of Dr. Emrullah Taşındı include the treatment of cataract, glaucoma, diplopia, as well as the selection of contact lenses. The professor became the first ophthalmologist in Turkey, who in 1992 began the treatment of visual impairment using an excimer laser. In addition, Dr. Emrullah Taşındı is actively involved in teaching activities in Turkey and abroad.

Prof. Taşındı took part in congresses and symposia of such professional societies as the Turkish Ophthalmological Association, Turkish Cataract Association, Turkish Glaucoma Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery and others.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Okan University Hospital

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