East Tallinn Central Hospital has been treating eye diseases since they were called Priihospital. The first documented cataract operations were performed at the brand-new operating theatres in 1887.
The former chief physician of the Eye Clinic dr Ülle Aamer has said: “In 1985, when the Eye Clinic was opened, global medicine was experiencing a period of rapid development, which provided new options for treating illnesses that had thus far considered untreatable. Thanks to the opening of borders to the West at the beginning of the 90s, and primarily thanks to our competent employees who didn’t shy away from embracing new opportunities, the Eye Clinic has achieved a standard it can be proud of.”
Today, the Eye Clinic offers quality treatment at a European level. Our diagnostics and treatment options are the best in the Baltics. Our Eye Clinic is the treatment centre for eye tumours in the Baltic region – most ocular oncology patients receive treatment here.
Since 2010, the Eye Clinic is an eye centre with international accreditation, which licenses it to train eye specialists from other countries.
Since 2018, we are part of the European Reference Network on Rare Eye Diseases.
Every year, the Eye Clinic hosts several international training sessions and conferences.
The Eye Clinic includes the Centre of Eye Surgery, the Centre of Ophthalmology and the Emergency Eye Care Office.
We treat patients ranging from extremely premature infants to those of very advanced age. In the Eye Clinic, patients are consulted by ophthalmologists and appointments are held by optometrists, nurses and nurse-orthoptists.