Because sight is precious!
The PANTHEO Eye Center was founded in 2004 and has been operating purely as an eye clinic in Limassol since then. The cornerstone of the philosophy at the PANTHEO is the personalized approach towards the patient by a team of ophthalmologists in different sub specialties and the provision of a legeartis care in simple and complicated ophthalmic cases.
It is no coincidence that the PANTHEO is a center of referral cases from all over Cyprus. 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 name PANTHEO in Cyprus is not only synonymous with quality in all ophthalmological services on the island but is also a model for the local medical world and has rightly earned a reputation and respect in the ophthalmological circles, both in Cyprus and in the rest of Europe.
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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 escorted 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.
PANTHEO Eye Center operating theatre is equipped with state of the art technology. Focused solely on eye treatment and eye surgery for Cyprus, our Operating Department is made of three operating theatres. The procedures performed range across both fields of anterior and posterior segment surgery, covering numerous cases in the districts of Limassol, Paphos, Larnaca and Nicosia.
Laser vision correction is an alternative to glasses and contact lenses. The concept behind laser vision correction is simple – to reshape the cornea (the front of the eye) in order to change its focusing power. The technology used is of the latest generation of femtosecond and excimer laser platforms known as Visumax (Zeiss) and Alegretto (WaveLight) and the procedures performed are listed as follows: PRK, LASEK, LASIK (Custom-LASIK, Femto-LASIK, Wavefront Optimised, Wavefront-Quided, Oculink-Topography Customised). There are many benefits to this method, such as the recovery is quick and associated with little pain, vision is corrected almost immediately and adjustments can be made quite readily if required.
Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgery
Keratoplasty, a corneal transplantation, is a procedure that takes place when a damaged cornea is replaced by a donor graft. The reasons for undergoing a corneal transplantation may vary, such as an injury or an infection that may have caused corneal scarring; corneal ulcers; keratoconus-a medical condition that makes your cornea bulge out; thinning; clouding or swelling of the cornea; inherited eye diseases such as Fuchs’ dystrophy and others or problems caused by an earlier eye operation.
There are three methods of keratoplasty. There is PKP (Penetrating Keratoplasty) where the entire cornea is replaced, DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) where the anterior part of the cornea is replaced and lastly, DSAEK (Descemet’s Stripping Automated Keratoplasty) where the posterior part of the cornea is replaced.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The only treatment currently available for cataracts that are impacting visions is that of Cataract Surgery or Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) impantation. The technology used is the femtosecond laser (LenSx-Alcon) and phacoemulsification (Centurion-Alcon) employing minimally invasive small incision techniques. The procedures performed are FALCS (femtosecond-assisted laser cataract surgery), Small Incision Phacoemulsification and Scleral Fixation of IOLs. These methods will allow you to see more clearly again and also reduce your dependency on glasses.
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.
Vitreoretinal Surgery is used for the treatment of conditions behind the lense of the eye, such as the macula, vitreous fluid and the retina. This is called Posterior Segment Surgery or Vitrectomy and it includes Vitrectomy for Trauma; Retinal Detachment Repair; Diabetic Tractional Detachment Repair; Macular Hole Surgery and Epiretinal Membrane Peeling. These are standard procedures performed on a very frequent basis and the most standard routine is the Small Incision Sutureless Vitrectomy.
Anti-VEGF Therapy (Intravitreal Injections of Lucentis, Eylea and Avastin) is used for Wet Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy as a host of other more rare disorders of the retina.
Paediatric and Strabismus Surgery
Eye surgery in children is unique in many ways and requires specialisation. Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Amblyopia Screening and Squint Surgery including Adjustable Strabismus Surgery are all part of our Paediatric Teams routine and are usually performed under general anaesthesia.
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.
Optometry 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.
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..
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.
- Visual acuity check (Snellen, EDTRS)
- Refraction (prescription of glasses for distant and near vision)
- Tonometry (measurement of intraocular pressure)
- Slit lamp examination
- Contact Lenses fitting for refractive errors and Keratoconus
- Orthoptic assessment in adults and children
- Contrast sensitivity test
- Endotheliometry (Topcon)
- Biometry –IOL master
- Ultrasound (A-scan, B-scan)
- Ultrasound Biomicroscopy – UBM (Aviso)
- Corneal topography and tomography (Allegro topolyzer)
- Eye wavefront analysis (Zywave analyzer)
- Visual fields (Humphrey Field Analyzer)
- OCT disc and macula (Cirrus-Zeiss)
- OCTA-OCT Angiography (Spectralis HRA+OCT imaging platform-Heidelberg Engineering)
- Wide field fluorescein angiography (Spectralis HRA, Heidelberg Engineering)
- Electrodiagnostics – EDTs (ERG, EOG, VEP) - For more details click here
- Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery –FLACS (LenSx-ALCON)
- Phacoemulsification (Centurion Vision System – ALCON)
- Vitrectomy- macula hole surgery, Epiretinal membrane peeling
- Retinal detachment repair with and without Vitrectomy
- Anti-VEGF injections –AVASTIN, LUCENTIS, EYLEA
- Femtosecond LASIK (visumax-ZEISS)
- Cornea Refractive Surgery –PRK, LASIK (Alegretto WAVELIGHT)
- Conreal Cross Linking for keratoconus (PESCHKE-Platinum PXL)
- Pterygium and limball transplantation surgery
- Corneal transplantation Full thickness transplantation (PKP) and partial thickness transplantation (DESAEK,DEAMEK)
- Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
- Cyclodiode laser ablation
- Ahmed glaucoma valve implant
- Lid surgery
- Dacryocystorhinostomy –DCR
- Other Oculoplastic surgeries
- Retinal Photocoagulation (PASCAL Laser system)
- YAG-Laser system (ZEISS) - For more details click here