Departments in Pantheo Eye Center!

Operating Department

Pantheo Eye Centres operating theater 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, Nicosia.

Our Operating Department is made of three operating theatres. General, local and topical anaesthetic facilities are available. Procedures performed range across the whole field of both anterior and posterior segment surgery .

Cataract procedures are performed using phacoemulsification and Ozil technology, employing minimally invasive small incision techniques. 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.  Squint surgery including adjustable strabismus surgery are performed usually under general anaesthesia.

Refractive Surgery Department

Our refractive surgery department is fully equipped with the latest generation excimer laser. Pre operative assessment, using Wavefront technology and Orbscan corneal assessment are standard procedures, prior to advising the patient of the best refractive correction option. Both PRK and Lasik are offered to patients.
Outpatient Department

Our out-patient 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 member of staff for a pre assessment and detailed history of your problem.  All necessary tests will then be performed in preparation for your medical consultation.  As a matter of routine all patients are examined for glaucoma regardless of their problem.  If any additional tests are required for example visual field test, OCT, angiography, this will be explained to you in detail in advance.
Orthoptic Department

Our Orthoptic Department is staffed by two very experienced, UK trained orthoptistsand offers a full range of orthoptic facilities.

Orthoptics concerns the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of: eye movementsbinocular 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.

 Oculoplastic Department

The Oculoplastic department specializes in the evaluation and 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 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 Department
Our optometry department is staffed by two very experienced UK trained optometrists. 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 fittingOur optometry department is staffed by two very experienced UK trained optometrists

Our Optometrist, Constantinos Kallias
Title: Principal Optometrist & Contact Lens Specialist
Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MCOptom DipCLP
Studies: UMIST University, Manchester – 1999
Post-graduate education: Higher Diploma in Contact Lens Practice – 2005. This is the highest qualification in contact lens practice.
Post-graduate work experience: Specialist Optometrist and Specialist Contact Lens practitioner in different hospitals in the West Midlands from 2002-2006: Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Guest Hospital in Dudley and Sandwell General Hospital.
Mobile optometrist in various independent practices in Birmingham for 7 years.
Currently the President of Cyprus Association of Optometrists.
Year joined Pantheo: 2009
Languages spoken: English, Greek
Ocular Prosthetic Department
The Ocular Prosthetic Department in Pantheo Eye Clinic, Cyprus. 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.
Our Ocularist, Faidra Siniora
Qualifications: Ocularist
Area of Interest: Custom made ocular prostheses, Scleral shells, haptic lenses &
Facial prostheses.
Location of training: Moorfields Eye University Hospital, London. Royal Manchester
University Hospital, Manchester. Specialty in infants and children
Ocularisty, Institute of Ocular Prosthetics, Vichy France.
Languages Spoken: Greek, English, French, Arabic & Hebrew.
Interests: Voluntary work in Gaza Palestine.
Electrodiagnostics Department
Visiting consultant, Dr Alki Liasis
Consultant Clinical Electrophysiologist  at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, LondonElectrodiagnosis 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.