First of all would like to thank the SOE Educational Committee and Prof. Marko Hawlina for this great opportunity to be selected for the SOE Grant programme.
I had opportunity to visit Yeditepe Univeristy Hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey. So I want to thank Prof. Sinan Tatlipinar and Dean of the Yediteoe University Hospital – Prof. Dr. Sina Ercan for giving me this opportunity.
I observed and examined patients in outpatient clinic and observed a wide range of ophthalmic surgeries. I had special interest in Pediatric Ophthalmolgy and had the chance to observe Strabismus surgery and examination and diagnostic methods in pediatric ophthalmology with Mrs. Ilke Bahceci Simsec. Furthermore – I observed Cataract and Vitreoretinal surgeries by Prof. Sinan Tatlipinar. Furthermore – there was many different devices like Oculus Pentacam, Nidek Topcon OCT, Heidelberg FFA, ICGA and etc. So I got some experience with working this devices.
Especially I want to thank Dr. Ilke Bahceci Simsec who shared her knowledge with great enthusiasm. I am very grateful for her and all the nurses and staff for very pleasant working atmosphere.
I am very happy to go to Istanbul – very nice city which blends tradition and modernity and place!