Even the most complex of cases can be treated in Estonia

6. June 2014

More and more Finns are making the short journey across the water to Estonia in search of high-quality ophthalmology and medical check-ups. World-class treatment, qualified medics with extensive experience and cutting edge equipment can all be found in the country.

The number of patients who are turning to Estonia for more serious treatment is also increasing. The medical teams in the country are trusted, patients are satisfied with the treatment they are receiving and there are few if any problems in terms of language – patients are able to speak to their doctors in their mother tongue, and all of the information they need to know before coming to Estonia for treatment is available online in Finnish.

The advantages that Estonia offers as a medical destination include the early detection and diagnosis and prompt treatment of eye problems. A range of solutions is also offered to patients looking for flexible service and services – doctors’ appointments are often available the same day. This is particularly convenient for those who are coming to Estonia for a longer period for work or on holiday, since it allows them to combine a check-up with business or pleasure.

Dr Artur Klett, the director of the eye clinic at East Tallinn Central Hospital, says that Estonia’s biggest plus is the quality of the treatment it offers. “The technology we have at our disposal here in this clinic in regard to diagnostics and treatment is among the very best in the Baltic Sea region,” he said. “We’re at the forefront of eye tumour treatment in this part of the world – the majority of oncological cases in the region are referred here. In 2011 the European Board of Ophthalmology awarded us the title of ‘Internationally Accredited Eye Clinic’. That means we can operate as a teaching clinic and have the right to train eye specialists from all over Europe and around the world. Our ophthalmologists are attending courses all the time in the biggest treatment centres on the continent so as to bring what they learn back to Estonia, implement it here and thus boost the level of treatment in the country even further. And so that our doctors can fully dedicate themselves to solving problems based on medical diagnosis, our nurses have taken it upon themselves to act as teachers and advisers.”