“Surgical Procedure

It is painless procedure performed under topical anesthesia with drops.
The results are impressive, the patient may see few hours after surgery without any bruises or swelling of the eyelids.
The cataract is removed with a special instrument of ultrasounds and the technique is named Phacoemulsification.

From a small incision of 2.4 mm, the Cataract is emulsified and aspirated through a small needle tip that is inserted inside the eye. In the continuity without enlarging the incision, a special foldable lens is implanted inside the eye. The small incision is left without sutures and heals in two weeks. The intraocular lens remains in the eye forever.

The advantages of the method are the short time of hospitalization and the quick recovery of vision, enabling the patient to regain his or her daily activities very soon.”

Clinical Pathway

Investigations (Preoperative check-up)

  • Full Blood Count (FBC)
  • Glucose
  • ECG
  • Cardiological evaluation
  • Preoperative assessment by consultant anesthesiologist


  • 1-2 days


  • 2 hours

Days of Hospitalisation

  • 1-2 days

1st f-up Appointment, Wound Check, Removal of Stiches/Clips

  • It is always necessary

Rehabilitation (duration and type)

  • From the 1st day in 90% of cases. The patient can return to work in 3 to 15 days after the operation depending in his/her line of work


European Interbalkan Medical Center

The European Interbalkan Medical Center (EIMC) is the largest, state-of-the-art, comprehensive private hospital in Southeastern Europe located in the northern part of the city of Thessaloniki. EIMC is a member of Athens Medical Group, the premier Healthcare Service provider in Greece.