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- 1Outpatient department
Our outpatient department is open on a daily basis. Appointments for examinations are available both on a pre-arranged basis and on an emergency basis. On arrival to our clinic you will be collected from reception by a trained nurse for a pre assessment and detailed history of your problem. A basic ophthalmologic examination involves visual acuity test, intraocular pressure, refraction and fundoscopy. All necessary tests will then be performed in preparation for your medical consultation. If any additional tests are required for example like the following,this will be explained to you in detail in advance.
- 2Operating department
PANTHEO Eye Centre operating theatre is equipped with state of the art technology. Focused solely on eye treatment and eye surgery for Cyprus, covering the districts of Limassol, Paphos, Larnaca, and Nicosia. Our Operating Department is made of three operating theatres. Procedures performed range across the whole field of both anterior and posterior segment surgery.
- 3Refractive surgery
Laser vision correction is an alternative to glasses and contact lenses.
The concept behind laser vision correction is simple—reshaping cornea (the front of the eye) to change its focusing power.
Benefits are: recovery is quick, associated with little pain, vision is corrected almost immediately, and adjustments can be made quite readily if required.
Technology used is the latest generation of femtosecond and excimer laser platforms: Visumax (Zeiss), Alegretto (WaveLight)
Procedures performed: PRK, LASEK, LASIK (custom-LASIK, femto-LASIK, wavefront optimized, wavefront-quided, oculink –topography customized)
- 4Corneal and Anterior Segment surgery
Pterygium is a pink tissue and it typically starts on the cornea near the nose. The exact cause is unknown, but it is associated with excessive exposure to sunlight. Symptoms of pterygium include redness, foreign body sensation, tearing, dry eyes or decreased vision from irregular astigmatism.
A small atrophic pterygium may be treated with artificial tears.
Conjunctival auto-grafting is recognized by many corneal and anterior segment surgeons as the procedure of choice for pterygium surgery (auto-grafting covers the bare sclera with conjunctival tissue that is surgically removed from an area of healthy conjunctiva). An excellent cosmetic result is obtained with this technique.
Keratoplasty (PKP, DALK, DSAEK)
Keratoplasty (corneal transplantation):
Keratoplasty is a procedure, when a damaged cornea, is replaced by a donor graft.
Reasons to proceed with a corneal transplantation are: corneal scarring because of an injury or an infection, corneal ulcers, a medical condition that makes your cornea bulge out (keratoconus), thinning, clouding, or swelling of the cornea, inherited eye diseases, such as Fuchs’ dystrophy and others, problems caused by an earlier eye operation.
PKP (penetrating keratoplasty): the entire cornea is replaced
DALK (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty): the anterior part of the cornea is replaced
DSAEK (descemet’s stripping automated keratoplasty): the posterior part of the cornea is replaced
Amniotic membrane transplantation
Amniotic membrane is the inner layer of the placenta. It’ s a thin, avascular tissue, helps healing, inhibits inflammation and scarring .The immunological response against the amniotic membrane is negligible.
Indications for amniotic membrane transplantation:
As a graft in conjunctival reconstruction
As a graft in corneal surface reconstruction
As a patch in corneal surface reconstruction
As a substrate in association with limbal transplant in limbal stem cells deficiency (e.g. after an eye burn)
As a barrier in bullous keratopathy in eyes with poor potential (in combination with corneal micropuncturing)
- 5Cataract surgery
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The only treatment currently available for cataracts that are impacting vision is that of cataract surgery and intra-ocular lens (IOL) implantation.
Benefits: see clearly again, reduce your dependency on glasses.
Technology used is the Femtosecond laser (LenSx-Alcon) and phacoemulsification (Centurion-Alcon) employing minimally invasive small incision techniques.
Procedures perfomed: FALCS (femtosecond–assisted laser cataract surgery), Small incision Phacoemulsification, Scleral fixation of IOLs.
- 6Glaucoma surgery
YAG laser iridotomy: in cases of narrow angles and angle closure glaucoma.
MDLT (micropulse diode laser trabeculoplasty): this laser aims to reduce the intraocular pressure by stimulating the trabeculum (the drainage channel of the eye) to drain more fluid. It has the advantage of the micropulse technique which causes minimal tissue damage.
Laser peripheral iridoplasty: in cases of plateau iris syndrome when the YAG laser iridotomy is not sufficient to open the drainage angle.
Diode laser cyclophotocoagulation: frequently used laser which reduces the production of the fluid circulating in the eye and hence reducing the intraocular pressure.
Trabeculectomy: the most commonly performed glaucoma surgery worldwide. The object of this operation is to open a new drainage channel for the fluid of the eye to drain so that the intraocular pressure is controlled
Ahmed glaucoma valve: an artificial tube is inserted in the eye to drain the fluid, but it also has a valved mechanism to avoid excessive drainage.
- 7Vitreoretinal surgery
Posterior segment eye surgery including vitrectomy for trauma retinal detachment repair, diabetic tractional detachment repair, macular hole surgery and epiretinal membrane peeling are standard procedures performed on a very frequent basis. Small incision sutureless vitrectomy is the standard routine.
Anti VEGF therapy (Intravitreal injections of Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin) is used for wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy as as a host of other more rare disorders of the retina
- 8Peadiatric and strabismus surgery
ROP-Retinopathy of premturity
Squint surgery including adjustable strabismus surgery are performed usually under general anaesthesia
- 9Oculoplastic surgery
Management of both cosmetic and functional abnormalities which affect the eyelids, eyebrows, orbital tissues, and tear drainage system.
The oculoplastic surgeons at the Eye Centre combine in-depth knowledge of the eye with expertise in reconstructive surgery to treat a broad range of conditions such as drooping eyelids (ptosis), turning out of the eyelids (ectropion), in-turning of the eyelids (entropion), misdirection of eyelashes (trichiasis), excessive eyelid skin, wrinkles, eye muscle spasms (BOTOX injections) and eyelid injuries.
Surgery to the tear drainage system (dacrocystorhinostomy or DCR for short) is a commonly performed procedure to relieve the symptoms of constant or excessive tearing (otherwise known as epiphora) and recurrent tear sack infections.
- 1Optometry and contact lens fitting
Our optometry department is staffed by an experienced UK trained optometrist. Apart from routine adult refractions, paediatric refractive work is performed and there are pre arranged specialist refractive days dealing with difficult contact lens management problems including keratoconus contact lens fitting
- 2Orthoptic department
Orthoptics concerns the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of: eye movements; binocular vision defects and problems relating to vision.
It includes visual screening and the assessment of babies, small children and children with special needs. Early detection and intervention of strabismus (squint) and amblyopia (lazy eye) is crucial for a good prognosis.
Treatment can also be provided to adults with double vision associated with conditions including: Diabetes, Thyroid disease, and neurological disorders such as Multiple sclerosis.
- 3Ocular prosthetic
The Ocular Prosthetic Department provides custom made ocular prostheses, cosmetic scleral shells and facial prostheses to patients who have undergone enucleation or evisceration and to patients with microphthalmia or anophthalmia. Also to patients who have suffered trauma, congenital deformity, or have undergone reconstructive or corrective surgery for malignancy or disease.
An impression procedure is carried out to obtain an accurate model of the socket. A wax model of the impression is made and sculptured to obtain optimum contour, eyelid closure, mobility and comfort. The artwork of the iris is hand painted by the Ocularist. The patient is fitted and a full instruction is given on how to remove, refit and care for the ocular prostheses. In the laboratory procedures, the materials used are the most recent medical Polymethylmethylacrylate/ P.M.M.A.
Electrodiagnosis is a method of obtaining information about diseases by recording the electrical activity of eye in response to visual stimulation. The electrical activity is recorded painlessly by attaching sticky electrodes to the skin around the eye. The information is used to accurately diagnose a number of eye conditions and monitor their progress.
Our EDTs department provides a full range of tests including VEP, ERG, EOG.
Our GoalOur Commitment
The team of PANTHEO has as its goal the best possible provision of high-quality and integrated services covering the entire spectrum of eye diseases at the level of that equivalent of the major European ophthalmological centers. The foundation and its groundbreaking achievements in Cyprus and is a model of scientific excellence, professionalism, and holistic approach of the patient.