Ophthalmos Research and Educational Institute


Eye Cataract - The Technology in Our Hands

The Ophthalmos Research and Educational Institute is one of the most advanced center for cataract surgery in Cyprus. At the Ophthalmos Institute for Advanced Cataract Surgery, our specialty trained physicians and state-of-the-art clinical and surgical facilities are focused exclusively on the health of your eyes, because we believe that restoring or improving sight through cataract surgery can make a significant difference in people’s lives.

The Ophthalmos Research and Educational Institute has the technology for Small Incision Cataract procedure (1.8mm). Though more than 3 million Europeans undergo cataract surgery each year with extremely high success rates in restoring vision (one of the highest success rates of any type of surgery), choosing the right cataract surgeon is still a significant decision. Knowledge, experience, and success are three vital factors in choosing a surgeon.

Dr Tassos Georgiou is the Head of the surgical team, who offer the Small Incision Eye Cataract procedure of 1.8mm. They perform more than 60 cataracts per week and more than 95% of their cases are completed within 5 minutes.

Small Incision Cataract surgery procedure has many advantages:

  1. Allows an incision into the cornea smaller than 1.8mm
  2. Provides the least surgical trauma to the eye, resulting in faster healing
  3. Minimises the possibility of the appearance of post operative astigmatism
  4. Allows the insertion of the new generation of small incision intraocular lens for a better quality of vision.
  5. Provides a safer surgical procedure due to the small size of the instruments.

Cataract is the natural lens of the eye which has become blurred. The vision becomes blurred as the light that passes through the eye is reduced and cannot reach the back of the eye. It can develop at any age, but usually appears in older people. It can also be caused by trauma, various medications, chronic inflammation or other diseases such as Diabetes.

Dr Tassos Georgiou and his team, use the new technology with the 1.8mm incision. Through this incision the cataract is removed. A permanent intraocular lens replaces the natural lens that has been removed. There is no need for stitches in the small incision method as it heals on its own. The operation is done with topical anaesthetic drops.

After the operation the patient begins to see slowly and soon returns to a normal life due to the swift recovery. Swimming and washing of hair is avoided for 2 days.

We use the most advanced implants, aspheric monofocal implants which can go through 1.8mm incision and provide high quality of vision.

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 Eva Nexus is the state of the art device designed to improve efficiency and control in retina, cataract and combined surgery.Ophthalmos Institute is equipped with the new surgical device since it was introduced in the market in October 2022.

‘The new EVA Nexus system has had a remarkable impact on my surgery,” said Dr Tassos Georgiou. ‘It is an important advance in the future of ophthalmic surgery.The combination of a state of the art ophthalmic theatre with the Zeiss Artevo 800 3D microscope , the Zeiss IOL Master with topography and the EVA Nexus device provides the most advanced way to perform cataract and vitreoretinal surgery’


IOL Master700 with topography

Equipment for the state of the art cataract biometry -Zeiss 

lang=”en-US”>The state of the art equipment to determine the power of the intraocular lens (IOL) implant for cataract surgery. The IOL Master700 with topography from Zeiss allows for fast, accurate measurements of multiple areas of the eye which are necessary for cataract surgery. The Total Keratometry measurement allows you to directly measure the posterior corneal surface using SWEPT Source OCT which improves the outcome prediction of intraocular implant following cataract surgery

 ‘It has increased the refractive results of my patients and put more people into the zone of being within ±0.50 Diopters of the intended correction. IOL Master 700 with topography has not only improved the workflow of my practice, it has also built my confidence in my ability to get the measurements that I need in every case, whether in standard cataract surgery or patients who had refractive or any other corneal surgery previously and need cataract surgery. I have the peace of mind that, when I take measurements to the operating room, I will obtain the postoperative results that I had intended and that my patients had hoped for.’ Dr Tassos Georgiou says.

IOL Master700 with topography