ReLEx eye treatment

Good News for Cyprus! It was revealed that by the end of February, 2016, Near East University Hospital will be facilitating latest laser technology, smile laser will be used to treat eyes within 22 seconds> According to Head of Department of Ophthalmology of Near East University Hospital; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koray Karadayı, ReLex SMILE Laser will be provided to the service of patients suffering from: dry eye syndrome, thin cornea, advanced or mild nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism. As with worldly renown eye clinics, ReLex SMILE Laser Technology will be available at Near East University Hospital This latest technology is said to be available in worldly renown eye clinics and in only a few clinics in Turkey, and Near East University Hospital proudly announces that they will be the first to provide it to the service of patients in Northern Cyprus. The technology is expressed to be minimally invasive and to be flapless surgery enabling lenticule and a small incision of 2 – 4 mm is created inside the intact cornea, enabling an 80 % smaller side-cut as compared to a LASIK flap. Furthermore, 30 % less cap cut is needed. Eye treatment within 22 seconds… It was revealed that only a single device, ReLex SMILE Laser, was used for the treatment of the eye in a single step, providing a treatment within 22 seconds. This technology can be used to treat short-sighted patients, often even those with very high prescriptions, dry eyes, contact lens intolerance, and / or thinner corneas. ReLEx SMILE (often known simply as SMILE, which stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is, by its less invasive nature, a method that allows correction of even higher myopic prescriptions than previously treatable by other available laser eye surgeries. According to the statement by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koray Karadayı, ReLEx SMILE, a flap is not created, so the healing time of the patients is expressed to be faster than conventional LASIK. The vision is 80% better instantly and reaches 100% within a few days. Treatment of Myopia -10 and Astigmatism up to +/- 5… ReLEx represents the beginning of a new era in refractive surgery, on the grounds of its significant advantages in terms of the patient’s comfort, since there is no need to pass from one instrument to another – as in the LASIK procedure – there is no need for the patient to change their position. This is the main reason why the procedure only takes a few minutes. Furthermore, ReLEx enables to preserve the cornea biomechanics thus obtaining the natural structure of the eye, treating myopia up to -10 and astigmatism of +/- 5. Minimum discomfort and fast healing… It was expressed that patients did not loose vision during surgery, and that the surgery was quiet and odourless leading to minimum discomfort and a fast healing time. It was said that the treatment showed its full results quickly and stabilised within a week or two. Patients will not feel the need to travel abroad for treatment… Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koray Karadayı proudly announced that patients will no longer be feeling the need to travel abroad for their eye treatments and find the opportunity to receive their eye treatment through the use of the latest technology available at nEarEast University Hospital in Northern Cyprus. He emphasised that this method showed its results in a short period of time, that it was rather reliable and that it left behind all other means of treatment using previous technologies.

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is hosting BOTAŞ

For the 12th week match of Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League (TWBSL), Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is hosting BOTAŞ. The match will take place at Ankara Sports Hall at 18:00 on Wednesday December 30, 2015. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, NEU team coach Alper Durur along with team players Asena Yalçın and MaricaGajic expressed their views regarding the match. Alper Durur: “We want to start a winning streak with this mach” In his remarks prior the match, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team Coach Alper Durur stated that they would fight hard to win the match. “Although we fought hard against Mersin Metropolitan Municipality we couldn’t win the match. Upon the consecutive defeats that we experienced in our recent matches, we gathered with our players and discussed the reasons. We have taken required measures. BOTAŞ is a rising team. I think, it will be a high tempo match. We focused on winning in order to achieve our goal in the league. We are experiencing a tough process. We are playing matches every three days and the results of these matches will determine our rank in the score table for the first half of TWBSL. As a team, we have clamped together and we want to complete this challenging process by achieving the best results. We need a winning streak to reach our goals that we set for the league. We want to initiate this winning streak by defeating BOTAŞ” said he. Asena Yalçın: “We will fight with all our might to leave the court as the winner of the match” Near East Women’s Basketball Team player Asena Yalçın said that they were prepared for a high tempo match. “BOTAŞ is a rising team. It’s a hard nut to crack. They fight well. We don’t want to allow the unexpected defeats that we experienced in our last two matches to lower our motivation. We focused on winning. I think, it will be a high tempo match. We will fight with all our might to win the match” said she. Marica Gajic: “We want to break the cycle in the last two matches and win” Marica Gajic, one of the new transfers of NEU Women’s Basketball Team, expressed her views regarding the match. “Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League is a very challenging league and day by day I realize this fact better. Teams and players are very strong. Although we played well in the last two matches, we couldn’t win. We want to break this cycle by winning this match. We want to win and we will play with all our strength to achieve this” said she.

Cisco IT Essentials Virtual Desktop PC & Laptop” active training ‘workshop’ was held by Computer Engineering Department

Cisco IT Essentials Virtual Desktop PC & Laptop” active training ‘workshop’ was held by Computer Engineering Department As part of the continuous Computer Engineering Department activities, a “Cisco IT Essentials Virtual Desktop PC & Laptop” ‘Workshop’ was held at faculty of engineering laboratories Lecturer of Computer Engineering Department Ramiz SALAMA “Cisco IT Essentials Virtual Desktop PC & Laptop” enables the students learn the steps required to install specific components of the laptop. HOW IT WORKS: Modes There are three main Modes: learn, Test, and Explore. Learn Mode: walks you through the removal and installation of select components Test mode: allows you to remove and install select components without any assistance Explore Mode: gives you information about any features and components of the laptop. HOW IT WORKS: Layers of Access The Learn Mode is made up of 4 layers: Underside Layer, Top and Side Layer, Docking Station Layer and External Cables Layer. The Explore Mode gives you four internal views of the desktop. Test Mode gives you all the components to install, but they are not separated into layers In Learn Mode, you see information about what components make up each layer. By clicking on ‘ Show Instructions’ button, you will see a step- by -step list of instructions that will help you to install each component. When you have installed each component within a layer, you will be notified that the installation of that layer is complete. You may the select the nest layer in the Main Navigation menu. Test Mode, provides all the components you will need to build your virtual desktop, but you will not see any layer or component information, nor you will be able to select the ‘ Show Instructions’ button, you can switch to Learn or Explore Mode at any time, if you need more information. In Explore Mode, you can roll over the components to get more information. In some cases, you can click on the component to see a larger,360 degree view HOW IT WORK: Installing Components The Antistatic Mat is located at the bottom of the main window. It contains all the parts you will need to assemble your virtual desktop. Use the left and right navigation arrows to scroll through the components on the anti-static mat HOW IT WORK: Aligning Components Some components need to be properly aligned before you can install them. For these compounds there is an alignment tool that pops up automatically. Click the Clockwise and Counterclockwise buttons to turn the component until you believe it is properly aligned. The Install button looks like an arrow pointing down. Click it to install the component. If it isn’t properly aligned, the Install button will show a red X. If the component is properly aligned clicking the install button will begin the installation animation of that component. When a component has been properly installed, it will be grayed out on the anti-static mat. HOW IT WORK: Exploring Components In the Explore Mode(and in the learn Mode), many components give a Learn More option. When you click this option, you see the component in separate window with slider tool below it. In the upper right corner of this window there may be several boxes that present different views of the component. The slider tool has a needle that you can control with your mouse. Move it back and fourth to see a 360 degree view of the component.

İrfan Günsel Research Center provides training within its Social Responsibility Project

In order to raise the students’ awareness regarding the crucial role of snakes in ecosystem, Near East University İrfan Günsel Research Center within the scope of its Social Responsibility Project has initiated training on snakes at Near East College. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, training on snakes continues in rural and urban schools within the scope of the project that executed by the Environmental Education Specialist-Biologist Nazım Kaşot. Within the scope of the project, Mr. Kaşot makes presentations regarding the importance and roles of snakes in the ecosystem by providing information on all species in North Cyprus fauna. Tests aimed at collecting scientific data regarding students’ gains are being conducted before and after the training program. Indicating that he carries out the educational research in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Özel from Niğde University, Mr. Kaşot underlined the importance of creating awareness by training students instead of saying “don’t kill the snakes”. Highlighting that the degeneration of snakes has caused a lot of negative impact on the environment, Kaşot stated that a balanced and healthy ecosystem requires that all the links of the chain are strong and in place. He extended his thanks to Cem Hami, Head of İrfan Günsel Research Center, for supporting him in actualizing the project. The training that currently carried out at Near East College, Güzelyurt Turkish Maarif College and Nicosia Turkish High School, will continue in different schools in the spring term.

“With Us” joined-exhibition was opened in Uşak

Organized by Near East University and hosted by Uşak Municipality, the joint group-exhibition called “With Us” was inaugurated with a ceremony. The exhibition features art work consisting of paintings, sculptures and photographs of 35 artists from 6 different faculties of fine arts. WE SAID “WITH US” IN ORDER TO BE TOGETHER According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Uğurcan Akyüz, Acting Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that held jointly by Near East University and Uşak Municipality. “We are individuals living in Turkey or in TRNC. We received different education from different educational institutions. All of us are in an attempt to produce art by using different techniques. Now, we are here to realize the opening of a joint exhibition hosted by Uşak Municipality that institutionalized the art love with various events. In order to underline the importance of being together, acting together, saying something together and exhibiting what we produce together, we have named our exhibition “With Us”. I hereby express my gratefulness on behalf of participants to Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel, Chairman of Board of Trustees of NEU, Nurullah Cahan, Mayor of Uşak Municipality, and everybody who are “WITH US”. Said he. “Uşak Municipality is on the side of art and artists” Noting that Uşak Municipality was continuing to be a municipality at the side of art and artists, Mayor Cahan delivered a speech regarding the issue. “Our municipality attaches great importance on activities aiming at the popularization of art in our city. We exert every effort to raise art awareness on individual and communal level. We believe that art awareness of our citizens will ensure a distinguished contribution to the development of our province that we manage with common mind today. I extend my gratitude to everyone who contributed to this exhibition” said he. Mayor Cahan presented certificates of appreciation and various gifts to the artists in recognition of their contributions to the exhibition. Prof. Dr. Uğurcan Akyüz, Acting Dean of NEU Faculty of Fine Arts, thanked to Mayor Cahan and presented him an art work on which the photograph titled “This is how we won the Republic” was engraved on copper.

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is taking the court versus Mersin for an away game

Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is playing the 11th match of the super league versus Mersin Metropolitan Municipality at Edip Buran Sports Hall at 14:00 on December 27, 2015. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, team coach Alper Durur along with team captain Aslı Sevinç and team player Dila Aşkın expressed their views regarding the match. Alper Durur: “We want to reach our goal without lowering our motivation and concentration” Near East University Women’s Basketball Team coach Alper Durur indicated that they were in a challenging process and focused on only their goal. “We are in a tough process and we are playing matches every three days of the week. The teams playing in the Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League are very strong and assertive teams. Although it is our first year in this challenging league, we have our goals and we fight with all our might to achieve good results and realize our goals. We identify our deficiencies and exert every effort to make up them. In the 10th week of the super league, we exhibited very low performance unseemly to our team and experienced an unexpected defeat. That’s why we work much harder to achieve our goals. We consider that match as a bad experience showing us our deficiencies. As a team, we took a lesson from this match, we have identified in what zones we have deficiencies and worked hard to raise our performance. We are focused on our goals, we fight without lowering our motivation and concentration to achieve the goals that we have determined pre-league. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality is a strong team, we want to leave the court as the winner team” said he. Aslı Sevinç: “We want to achieve our goals” Near East University Women’s Basketball Team captain Aslı Sevinç stated that they wanted to win the match. “As a team, we determined our goals at the beginning of the league and we want to achieve them. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality is a tough opponent. We played against them in various tournaments before. They play the game highly concentrated. We will also play with high concentration. After experiencing an unexpected defeat last week, we have prepared for the match with much more concentration. I think, it will be a high-tempo match. We will take the court to win, we want to return home as the winner team” said she. Dila Aşkın: “Mersin Metropolitan Municipality is a tough opponent, we want to win” Dila Aşkın, new transfer of Near East University Women’s Basketball Team, expressed her views regarding the match. “I consider Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League (TWBSL) as one of the most challenging league of the world. Each team is very assertive and has the capacity to beat the other. Due to this fact, the league continually becomes more challenging. By taking lessons from our last week match, we have prepared for this match with high concentration and motivation. We will combat with all our might to be the winner of the match” said she.

Near East University Rector Prof. Dr. Hassan was awarded with Rector of the Year Plaque

Near East University Rector Prof. Dr. Hassan was selected Rector of the Year by Turkish and Turkish Cypriot members of Youth and Sports Confederation of Turkey. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, Youth and Sports Confederation Vice Chairman Serkan Hoşcan along with his accompanying delegation visited NEU Rector Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan in his office and presented him the Rector of the Year plaque. During the visit, Professor Hassan touched upon the outstanding achievements accomplished at national and international platforms by Near East University under the helm of the Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. Günsel. “Mentioning our Founding Rector is not just an expression of love, it is an expression to underline the crucial role of Günsel’s prescience, dynamism and determination in this success. To this end, the favor you have shown in me is a favor shown to all Near East community. In this regard, we owe a plural thanks to you” said he. Touching upon the significant role of Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan in NEU’s success, Youth and Sports Federation Vice Chairman Serkan Hoşcan said: “You are selected role model rector by our members, you have devoted your life to education, we are very proud of you because you have cultivated highly trained individuals, generations capable to address the requirements of the era and you are continuing to pave the way for young generations towards a brilliant future”. Following the remarks, Mr. Hoşcan presented the Rector of the Year plaque to Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan and Prof. Dr. Hassan presented a Cyprus handicraft Lefkara embroidery to Mr. Hoşçan.

NEU Occupational Health and Safety Institute has initiated an Education Programme involving Scaffold Safety

Near East University Occupational Health and Safety Institute has initiated an educational programme regarding “Scaffold Safety Rules” with the aim to raise an awareness on this issue and help prevent occupational accidents by creating safer working environments. It was revealed that Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Labour, Asım Akansoy; Head of Construction Subcontractor Union, Osman Amca; Head of NEU Occupational Health and Safety Institute, Aziz Gürpınar; Members of the Construction Subcontractor Union; Architects and Contractors attended the opening ceremony of the programme. “It is a time to make the most of latest technologies and accumulated knowledge in everything we do!” Making a speech at the opening ceremony of the programme, Head of Construction Subcontractor Union, Osman Amca said: “ All our efforts are to assure that you return to your homes in one piece. We must all bear in mind that the smallest detail can save lives, therefore, we must make sure that it is time to put our old beliefs, taught by our masters, aside and make the most of latest technologies and accumulated knowledge in everything we do. Today, I am like a student, as you are, here to learn. I would like to thank the Near East Family on both my and your behalf for providing us such a beneficial programme”. Also making a speech, Head of NEU Occupational Health and Safety Institute, Aziz Gürpınar emphasised the risks of occupational accidents and reminded that the Institute had been very recently established; established with an aim to make the necessary contributions for safe working environments and help prevent occupational accidents. He further added that it was wrong to expect only governmental institutions to realise events alike. Instead, we also needed to expect non-governmental institutions and Vocational Organisations to pay their dues. Moreover, Aziz Gürpınar, further added that the Near East University was currently facilitating contributions in the filed of occupational safety at a scientific level, and that their belief in the benefits of these contributions was to a full extent. He expressed that they, as the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety were ready to cooperate with relative ministries and be included in future projects involved in this field, since they were determined to minimise and in fact prevent occupational accidents and help to promote safe working environments. Once again, Near East University has broken new ground! Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Labour, Asım Akansoy said: “The fact that Near East University has established the Occupational Health and Safety Institute serves as a significant example regarding realising institutions which serve as stepping stones to effective relationships between governmental institutions and institutions alike. I would like to express my gratitude to the Near East University and Vice Rector Şenol Bektaş for actualising such necessities for the benefit of everyone. They have marked their name under a project which is highly significant since it involves the safety of humans and the finest details matter. Of course, occupational safety is an issue which is a priority for governmental institutions, and we as the relative Ministry, are ready to support all projects which will make a positive contribution to this matter. Furthermore, we are ready to involve both our personnel and everyone involved in the sector to take their parts in similar projects, cooperate to help raise awareness and provide safe working environments. I would like to end my words by stating my strong belief that we are all going to continue to realise similar and even better projects in the future…” The programme “Scaffold Safety Rules”, which was initiated by the Near East University Occupational Health and Safety Institute; aiming to raise an awareness on this issue and help prevent occupational accidents by creating safer working environments, will come to an end Monday, 28th December 2015.

Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy was represented successfully at the Pharmacovigilance Congress

Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy was represented successfully at the 2nd National Pharmacovigilance Congress that held in Ankara. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of NEU, Dr. İlker Gelişen, lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy, member of Board of Directors of Pharmacovigilance Association and organizing committee, indicated that the 2nd National Pharmacovigilance Congress aimed to bring together all parties involved in the issue and provide platform to discuss the current issues and associated challenges impacting drug safety. Dr. Gelişen underlined that Pharmacovigilance Congress put an emphasize on the importance of the fact that the field of Pharmacovigilance had made huge advancements over the course of time and was continuing to influence various sectors involved in drug products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, as well as cosmetics, food supplements and veterinary products. Dr. Gelişen indicated that posters on “A risk-benefit assessment of metformin”, “TRNC Faculty of Pharmacy students’ knowledge on drug safety and pharmacovigilance and its assessment”, “Evaluation of TRNC pharmacists’ report on adverse reaction and assessment of their knowledge level regarding pharmacovigilance” and “A study on the attitudes and knowledge of TRNC health providers on reporting adverse reaction” were presented by NEU faculty members Prof. Dr. Şahan Saygı, Prof. Dr. İlker Etikan, Prof.Dr. Semra Şardaş, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz, specialist pharmacist Mertdoğan Soyalan, and Research Assistants Fehmi Burak Alka, M. Deniz Aydın and Onur Gültekin. Dr. İlker Gelişen chaired the session “selected oral presentations” and also made a presentation on the importance of thalidomide in the history of pharmacovigilance. During his presentation, Dr. Gelişen underlined that many children in the 1960’s, were born with phocomelia as a side effect of the drug thalidomide, resulting in the shortening or absence of limbs. He highlighted that, after subsequent clinical trials, thalidomide had been approved for marketing for several indications including various certain diseases. Dr. Gelişen emphasized that the present day approach to drug safety and adverse event reporting started with the Thalidomide disaster. WHAT IS PHARMACOVIGILANCE? Dr. İlker Gelişen defined pharmacovigilance as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem. Dr. Gelişen: “Pharmacovigilance can be defined as collecting clinical data regarding drug safety in daily clinical applications, monitoring problems encountered in drug administration, detection of responsible causes, recognition, research, recording, dissemination and taking the necessary measures” said he.
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