Prof Dr Ziya Kapran graduated from Istanbul Medical Faculty. His clinical ophthalmology training was at the Gazi Medical School Ankara. He worked as teaching faculty member and Deputy Chief of Istanbul Hospital. He organized and directed the Retina department of Istanbul Hospital. Attended AZ Middelheim Hospital, Ophthalmology department Andwerp Belgium and Washington University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science St-Louis, Missouri–USA. He became Director of second eye clinic of Beyoglu Eye Research and Education Hospital between 2001 – 2011. Dr. Kapran designed different instruments for vitreoretinal surgery. His main fields of interests are vitreoretinal surgery, small gauge vitrectomy, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal vascular diseases, vitreous diseases, age related macular degeneration and ocular trauma.