Pachymetry is an obligatory examination if glaucoma is suspected or diagnosed. It involves the measurement of central corneal thickness in order to correctly assess the intraocular pressure (IOP). Corneal thickness affects the result of IOP measurement; in patients with thicker cornea, the result is overestimated while in the case of thin cornea, the value is underestimated. Moreover, the risk of glaucoma progression is higher in patients with thin corneas. The examination may be performed using a contact method (ultrasound scan) or non-contact (optic) method. It lasts about 3 minutes and is painless


During a basic ophthalmological visit, the patient’s ophthalmological history is taken, and the following examinations are conducted: autorefraction, keratometry, intraocular pressure measurement, visual acuity examination, slit lamp examination and fundoscopic examination.

In most cases, yes. If the doctor decides that some additional examinations are necessary, they may be performed during the visit, or if the doctor does not perform that kind of examinations, the patient is referred to another specialist.

An ophthalmological visit with performance of basic examinations lasts about 20 minutes. In some Centres, the examinations being part of the visit are performed by auxiliary personnel in the examination room. These activities are also included in the time of the basic visit.

The cost of a visit is as per the price list on our website.

The waiting time for a private visit is up to a week. This time may be longer if the patient wants to see a particular specialist. The waiting time for a National Health Fund visit is according to the waiting list. Please call or e-mail us to appoint a specific date.

During the first visit, the doctor takes the patient’s ophthalmological history. If the patient has any ophthalmological documentation from other institutions, it is worth taking it to the visit.

Ophthalmological check-ups is an individual matter. The doctor usually informs the patient during the visit when he/she should return. Patients over 50 should have a check-up at least once a year.

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