Established in the heart of Athens in 1986, the ATHENS EYE CENTER is the first private ophthalmological center in Greece to offer modern medical services in all fields of ophthalmology.
The high quality of care provided by the ATHENS EYE CENTER is based on our state-of-the-art medical equipment, the extensive scientific training of our doctors, and the high degree of specialization of our staff.
In order to provide ophthalmological procedures of the highest standard, the ATHENS EYE CENTER has established a Day Care Surgery unit that stands out for its modern infrastructure, its innovative technology, and its high standards of operation. Surgical procedures are performed daily on cases in the entire spectrum of eye conditions: correction of myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism with excimer laser, treatment of cataract, glaucoma, cornea, macula, vitreous, retina, and eyelids.
At the ATHENS EYE CENTER, we believe that our existence and operations are inextricably linked to the community in which we operate. Consequently, we undertake actions and initiatives to aid others through our Corporate Social Responsibility with the participation of our doctors, optometrists, nurses and employees.
In the 30 years of its operation, the focus of ATHENS EYE CENTER has been the absolute satisfaction of our patients. Achieving this goal is a commitment for all of us – both doctors and staff – along with our promise to provide modern, high quality services in the field of ophthalmology.
Quality – Technology – Expertise
In the modern, friendly, well-organized environment of the ATHENS EYE CENTER, our team of specialized ophthalmologists co-operates closely in order to provide our patients with the highest quality of medical services. Our doctors have the knowledge and the long-term experience to suggest the appropriate treatment for any eye issue.
The only effective treatment for cataract is surgery, by which the blurred natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced by a permanent artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
At the ATHENS EYE CENTER, cataract surgery is a well-organized procedure where everything is planned in detail, aiming at the best possible post-operative result in the safest possible manner.
When you decide to have your cataract treated, the first step is a full preoperative check and a special examination (visual biometry) which you will have to undergo before surgery. With the visual biometry test, we accurately measure the axial length, the surface curvature, and the power of the intraocular lens that will replace the natural lens of your eye that has clouded due to cataract.
The best time to have surgery is when your cataract impacts your eyesight enough to negatively affect your daily activities.
Nowadays, thanks to the technological developments in the field of ophthalmology and the advanced techniques, cataract surgery is regarded as one of the most safe and successful procedures in health care.
REFRACTIVE SURGERY – EXCIMER LASER
At ATHENS EYE CENTER, in a modern, highly aesthetic space, our state-of-the-art Refractive Surgery unit with its unique refractive WaveLight suite – EX500 and FS200 – offers complete medical care and excellent results in reducing or eliminating your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Advanced technology, high operating standards and many years of experience ensure superb quality and excellent results in refractive surgery.
If you have decided that you want to correct your eyesight and to get rid of your glasses and contact lenses, visit our Center for a free consultation and assessment. We will be happy to answer all your questions and to determine if you are eligible to safely undergo the surgery.
The next step in your decision to get rid of your glasses and contact lenses, is a comprehensive preoperative examination which includes a number of diagnostic tests to accurately determine how to achieve the optimal post-operative result.
On the surgery day you will lie down comfortably on a surgical chair and, before the procedure starts, we will instill a few drops of anesthetic in your eye in order to protect you from pain. The procedure is absolutely safe and continuously controlled. Throughout the surgery, our doctor will keep you informed about every step of the procedure ensuring you are calm and comfortable.
Your vision will be improved immediately after surgery, without the need of glasses or contact lenses. You will be re-examined by the doctor before you leave and we will give you instructions on post-operative eye care along with eye drops that will be needed during the first few days. There will also be an appointment with the doctor the following day to evaluate your progression.
The ATHENS EYE CENTER has a dedicated Glaucoma Department for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.
- At our Center’s facilities, specialized ophthalmologists assess the individual and hereditary history of each single patient and perform the five factor test in order to diagnose the existence of glaucoma: intraocular pressure – Tonometry;
- morphology of the optic nerve – Fundoscopy;
- visual field test – Automatic Perimetry;
- assessment of the morphological changes – OCT,
- optic disc tomography – HRT;
- check of the iridocorneal angle.
Medication is the most common early-stage therapeutic treatment for chronic open-angle glaucoma, which is the most frequent type of glaucoma. Medication is available in the form of eye drops that need to be instilled many times per day, or as pills. Some medicines lower the production of the aqueous eye liquid, while others improve the drainage, resulting in a reduction of the pressure inside the eye.
Apart from medication, glaucoma can in some cases also be treated with laser surgery (selective laser trabeculoplasty and laser iridotomy)
For certain patients, surgical treatment of glaucoma is the most appropriate and effective management, where in some cases there is an 80-90% reduction in intraocular pressure. Keep in mind that glaucoma surgery can only help retain the remaining vision and not improve it, and it is sometimes still possible for vision to continue deteriorating after the surgery.
RETINA – MACULA
The ATHENS EYE CENTER has a dedicated Fundus Department for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the retina and the macula. Specialized ophthalmologists diagnose each problem with the assistance of advanced technology and apply modern therapies for their treatment. Remember: Your eyesight is one of your most valuable assets. You should do whatever you can in order to preserve it:
> proactively monitor your eyesight with regular visits to your ophthalmologist, without skipping your scheduled appointments.
> contact us immediately if you observe any change in your vision.
At the Paediatric Ophthalmology Department of the ATHENS EYE CENTER, we can diagnostically and therapeutically treat all ophthalmic problems of childhood. Therapies may include conservative measures – such as glasses, eye drops, and exercises – or a surgical approach.
The commonest eye problems in children include strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and refractive errors (myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism). Other significant issues include problems in the drainage of the eye (occlusion of nasolacrimal system) or genetically inherited cataract and glaucoma.
Certain hereditary, congenital and/or infectious eye diseases that appear in newborns demand immediate ophthalmological examination. Some of these conditions, such as congenital cataract, can be treated successfully if they are treated within weeks from birth.
The ATHENS EYE CENTER has a dedicated department for the treatment of any condition concerning:
- the eyelids
- tumors, ectropion, entropion, chalazion, aesthetics issues, etc.
- the lacrimal apparatus
- stenosis, occlusion of the lacrimal ducts, etc.
- the eye socket
- tumors, injuries, proptosis, etc.
Contact us to schedule your appointment at out Center for a specialized diagnosis and treatment for the problem you are facing. A specialized oculoplastic surgeon will examine you and suggest the optimal method of treatment.
A thorough ophthalmic examination before you start using contact lenses is required because:
- a proper refractive examination is a prerequisite for the selection of the right contact lens;
- a measurement of the corneal curvature is vital for optimal application to the eye;
- other tests, like the quantity and quality of your tears and the detection and treatment of blepharitis, can help improve your experience with contact lenses;
The ATHENS EYE CENTER has a fully dedicated ophthalmological check-up department where our ophthalmologists have the latest medical equipment at their disposal to check the overall health of your eyes, diagnose any problems and suggest appropriate treatment.
The most common examinations that are included in an ophthalmological check-up are:
- Medical and hereditary history
- Visual acuity
- Slit lamp examination
- Examination of eyelids
- Ocular muscle examination