Help in complicated treatment situations available in Estonia

6. June 2014

Finns are looking for quality ophthalmology services across the gulf, in Estonia. The advantages of Estonian medicine are quality and quick treatment, experienced and qualified medical professionals and contemporary medical equipment.

Most of our northern neighbours end up here in the event of serious cases. They trust the medical professionals in Estonia and are satisfied with the treatment they receive. Previous positive experiences of their compatriots are also important. The good language skills of our medical staff also attract patients – they can talk to the doctors in their native language and the information they need before coming in for treatment is available in Finnish on websites.

Early detection, diagnostics and quality treatment of eye diseases can be highlighted as advantages in Estonia. The treatment provided here is suitable for patients looking for flexibility – sometimes it is possible to get an appointment with a doctor on the same day. This is particularly convenient for people who are on a business trip or holiday to Estonia. This allows them to easily combine work and medical check-ups.

Dr Artur Klett, Head of the Eye Clinic of East-Tallinn Central Hospital, says that excellent treatment quality speaks in favour of Estonia. “The technical equipment used in the clinic for diagnostics and treatment is among the best in the Baltics,” he said. “Our eye clinic is the Baltic centre for treatment of eye tumours – most of the region’s oncological patients are treated here. The European Board of Ophthalmology declared the East-Tallinn Central Hospital Eye Clinic an internationally accredited eye centre in 2011. This means that we have the status of a teaching clinic and the right to train eye specialists from European and other countries. Our eye specialists are constantly furthering their education in the largest European eye centres, and on their return they implement the methods they have learned to increase the level of treatment we offer even further. Eye nurses have stepped into the roles of teacher and counsellor to allow doctors to commit fully to solving problems arising from medical diagnoses.”

Kadri Penjam
Communications Specialist