The most important thing is to choose an experienced doctor who will understand your wishes as well as play an active role in the planning process of your eye surgery, advising you on which method is the safest choice for you.

The director and head of medical staff Boštjan Drev, MD, specialist in ophthalmology and eye surgery, has performed over 25,000 cataract surgeries, IOL (Intraocular Lens Implant) surgeries, Phakic IOL surgeries (Visian-ICL), and laser vision correction surgeries using the ReLEx SMILE, PRESBYOND, LASIK, and PRK methods in the course of 25 years. He also works in close cooperation with eye surgery centers abroad, where he educates ophthalmology specialists and teaches them complex surgical techniques. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS).

Boris Tomec

Boris Tomec, MD Specialist in ophthalmology and eye surgery, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana and later completed his residency by passing The European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma (EBOD) Examination by which he obtained the title of Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology. In the last year he had obtained specialized expertise in ReLEx SMILE, PRESBYOND, LASIK and PRK laser surgeries. He also performs oculoplastic procedures and regularly attends European ophthalmology congresses.

Nenad Špička

Nenad Špička, MD Specialist in ophthalmology and eye surgery, passed the specialist ophthalmological examination at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana Department of Ophthalmology in 2006 with distinction, and successfully passed The European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma (EBOD) Examination by which he obtained the title of Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology. He also received further training at the University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany. His work has led to the introduction of several new surgical techniques and methods for the treatment of eye diseases. He also regularly attends national and international ophthalmology congresses.

Mateja Naji

Mateja Naji, MD Specialist in ophthalmology and eye surgery, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 1998 and passed specialist ophthalmological examination with distinction in 2005. For 15 years she worked at the University Medical Centre Maribor Department of Ophthalmology, where she was involved in oculoplastic surgery, diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. During this time, she and her colleagues introduced several new methods in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases and, in collaboration with the UMCL’s Department of Ophthalmology, the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. She is a member of the European FAN (Fluorescein angiography) club and Euertina (European Society of Retina Specialists). For seven years she was an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology in Maribor.

Petra Skitek

Petra Skitek, MD Specialist in ophthalmology, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2003 and passed specialist ophthalmological examination with distinction in 2009. She deepened her knowledge of ophthalmology abroad (Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam) and by regular participation in professional meetings and congresses in Slovenia and abroad. From 2010 to 2019 she worked at the University Clinical Centre Maribor’s Department of Ocular Diseases, where she was mainly involved in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases and oculoplastic surgery. She has participated in two multicenter research clinical trials on the treatment of patients with the wet macular degeneration and has co-organized the workflow of a retinal outpatient clinic.  Since 2014 she has been an assistant professor at the University of Maribor’s Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. In 2019, she was appointed as the main advisor for the specialization in ophthalmology.

I decided to have surgery because contact lenses really bothered me. The surgery was quick and painless. The procedure has improved the quality of my life and I can see really well now, which is why I would recommend it to anyone.

Jerneja Štor

I decided to have the surgery because of the glasses I had to wear. I felt fine during the procedure. There was no pain. I’m thankful to the staff and the doctor for their exceptional kindness and professionalism.

Darja Lugarič
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More than 2500 eye surgeries per year
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FAQ

Your eyesight is your decision, let us make it our concern.

1.

Which examinations do you offer at your clinic?

Outpatient clinic ophthalmic services at VIDIM Eye Surgery Centre include:

– eye examination for glasses
– eye examination for contact lenses
– eye pressure measurement
– fundus examination
– extended eye examination (vision,fundus, eye pressure)
– visual field test
– examination for drivers of all categories
– insurer examination
– pre refractive surgery examination and opinion
– special eye examinations (OCT, Pentacam, iTrace, Endothelial microscope, IOL Master)
– regular periodic examinations for companies or groups

2.

What are the waiting times if I have been referred to you by my GP?

Waiting times for appointments covered by health insurance depend on the level of urgency indicated by your personal physician on the referral form:

– URGENT: within 24 hours
– FAST: up to 3 months
– REGULAR: up to 6 months

A referral is not required for eye examination for glasses.

3.

What kind of equipment do you use in your centre?

Among others, we use the following equipment at VIDIM Eye Centre:

– An auto kerato-refractometer (Tomey), which is an automated refractive error and corneal curvature meter. Every eye examination in the eye clinic starts with this measurement.

– A pneumo-tonometer (Tomey) is an automatic measuring device for intraocular pressure which is used for preventive detection of elevated intraocular pressure.

– The perimeter (Tomey) is used to examine the width of the visual field, especially in patients suffering from glaucoma and diabetes.

– The TRK-1P auto kerato-refracto-pneumo-pachy meter (Topcon) is the latest automatic lensmeter that also measures corneal curvature, corneal thickness and intraocular pressure. This device combines 4 devices in one.

– The Visutron digital phoropter (Moller Wedel) and the CV-5000 PC digital phoropter (Topcon) are automatic instruments with built-in dioptric lenses for determining the appropriate correction for prescription glasses for both hyperopia and myopia. The custumer looks at a certain distance through the apertures of the device while the ophthalmologist uses a computer to change the optical power in front of each eye to find the most suitable prescription for the individual. Phoropter is a modern replacement for older testing devices.

– The Auto lens-analyzer EZ 200 (Topcon) is an automatic optical power meter for measuring the optical power of glasses.

– The Pentacam (Oculus) is a special laser camera that allows a precise examination of the anterior segment of the eye, i.e. corneal topography, anterior chamber depth, anterior chamber angle, early signs of cataract, and for diagnosis of many eye diseases as well as for measurements and preoperative preparation.

– The IOL master (Zeiss) is an optical (laser) meter for measuring the eye curvature, eye length and distances between structures in the eye. It is used for measurements and accurate preparation before cataract surgery to calculate the refractive errors and the shape of the intraocular lens (IOL) to be inserted in the eye during surgery. It is a lot more accurate than an ultrasound (A-scan) and it is practically impossible to perform quality refractive surgery without it.

– The YAG laser (NIDEK) is a laser used for capsulotomy of the posterior lens capsule in patients who experience blurry vision after cataract surgery. This occurs in less than 7% of all patients within 2 years after cataract surgery and never reoccurs after the procedure.

– The OCT camera, or Optical Coherence Tomography (Topcon) camera, combines a high quality non-mydriatic fundus camera for capturing retinal images and an infrared camera to analyze and assess the condition of the front part of the eye, the retina and the optic nerve. By analyzing images and measurements, the camera produces a 3D image of the eye, which helps us detect and monitor early glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

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