Ophthalmology

Eye conditions are treated at the Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic, Inpatient Ward, and at the Day Surgery Unit. Examinations at the outpatient clinic require a referral from a doctor. Emergency patients are admitted on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At other times, emergency care is provided at the Emergency Department. Registration takes place at the outpatient clinic, which also performs

  • Visual field and strabismus examinations
  • Fundus photography, retinal tomographies and ultrasound examinations
  • Small surgical procedures
  • Vitreous body injections
  • Laser treatments

Surgical Treatment

Cataract, retinal and vitreous body surgeries account for the majority of eye surgeries. In addition, the unit performs strabismus, glaucoma, lacrimal passage and corneal transplantation surgeries. In non-emergency cases, patients receive an invitation letter to the operation. These are mostly performed on a day-surgery basis. Patients requiring longer observation are treated at the inpatient ward.

The Vision Center

The Vision Center of the Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic serves patients with visual impairment. A referral from a physician is required for the first examination visit. During the visit, the nature of the visual impairment and degree of disability are defined. The visit also includes the fitting of medical appliances that are a part of medical rehabilitation, and free of charge for the user. The services of a social worker are also available.

Contact Information

Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic 3501
Mon–Fri 7.30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Puijo Hospital, building 1, corridor G, floor 1
Entrance to corridor G from Kaari Hospital
tel. (+358) 17 172 800, Mon–Fri 7 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Inpatient Ward 2511
Puijo Hospital, building 1, floor K4
tel. (+358) 17 172 511

Surgery inquieries
tel. (+358) 44 717 9909
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Administration
tel. (+358) 17 172 479
fax (+358) 17 172 509