The Metropolitan Hospital Advanced Ophthalmic Microsurgical Unit was established to address the needs of patients with refractive problems, including those with cataracts, as well as cater for all other ophthalmic surgery subspecialties.
The state-of-the-art equipment of the Microsurgical Unit includes the Alcon LenSx Femtosecond Laser for cataract operations (FLACS Method) and refractive surgery, which is the first Femto Laser in Greece and one of the first in Europe to be used for both types of surgery. The hospital is also equipped with a Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser for refractive procedures, the Alcon Centurion and Bausch & Lomb Stellaris PC phacoemulsification machines, Leica and Moller-Wedel surgical microscopes, the Verion Image Guided System and many other therapeutic and diagnostic equipment.
In February 2016, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) selected the Metropolitan Hospital Advanced Ophthalmic Microsurgical Unit for a live surgery broadcast at the Winter European Conference.
The Director of the Advanced Ophthalmic Microsurgical Unit is Prof. Pantelis Papadopoulos.