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National Center of Ophthalmology

National Center of Ophthalmology

The National Center of Ophthalmology has 128 years tradition of treatment of eye diseases. The Center is equipped with high-tech equipment and is the leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases. The cutting-edge equipment available in the hospital provides accurate and quick diagnostic and surgical services. Eye parameters are determined by the state-of-the-art technologies. A perfect digital image of the eye is produced, which allows the provision of the optimal treatment tailored to an individual patient.

The National Center of Ophthalmology provides the full spectrum of ophthalmological services, and it is the only eye center in the Transcaucasia, recognized as the Transcaucasia regional refractive surgery center by Carl Zeiss and the German Economic Development Council. The Center is staffed with the best ophthalmologists and surgeons and constantly introduces the innovative methods of treatment of eye diseases. We care about the patient’s wellbeing, offering them the highest quality innovative services, and due to the merits of our professional ophthalmologists thousands of people have already improved their vision.

Our experienced ophthalmologists and surgeons are providing a wide range of diagnostic and 24/7 surgical services in eye diseases and conditions including cataract, glaucoma, retinal and corneal diseases, tumors, neurological eye diseases, eye injuries, etc.

128 years of experience of eye disease treatment

The National Center of Ophthalmology has 128 years of history and century-old treatment of ophthalmologic diseases. In 1892, the first Georgian outstanding ophthalmologist Giorgi Tarsaidze founded the Charity Hospital of Eye Diseases, which later became the base for the establishment of the Eye Disease Clinic. The Republican Clinical Hospital of Eye Diseases was named after Giorgi Tarsaidze. Currently, this hospital is functioning on the territory of the clinic “New Hospitals” under the name of the National Center of Ophthalmology.

The state-of-art ophthalmic equipment 

The National Center for Ophthalmology offers ophthalmologic services equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies to its patients. We cooperate with advanced manufacturers of ophthalmic equipment and facilities, which allow us to provide the most innovative methods of treatment and diagnosis and high standards.

  • 3D OCT – TOPCON: Optical coherence tomography of the fundus of eye (Topographical survey of retina), FAF - fundus autofluorescence, FAG - fluorescent angiography.
  • Heidelberg Retina Tomography II: provides a possibility of diagnosing glaucomatous disease before its symptoms become noticeable for the patient. The tomography measures the optical nerve disc parameters and makes accurate evaluation of damage caused by glaucoma.
  • Alcon Centurion: phacoemulsification system used for conducting the latest cataract operation.
  • Carl Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond Laser and MEL90 Excimer Laser: for conducting laser correction of the vision (refractive surgery) and laser treatment procedures of keratoconus.
  • Cross-Linking Peschke System: The ultraviolet radiation of the cornea, the keratoconus treatment.
  • Alcon Constellation: vitreoretinal surgery system.
  • Oculus Pentacam: Used for early diagnosis of keratoconus.


  • Diagnostics
  • Cataract surgery using Centurion and Verion system premium quality multifocal lenses
  • Vision laser correction (refractive surgery), Zeiss VisuMax Femtosecond Laser / MEL90
  • Treatment of corneal diseases
  • Corneal transplantation with the material of the Baltimore tissue bank
  • Corneal cross-linking - ultraviolet irradiation
  • Treatment of keratoconus with Carl Zeiss Femtosecond Laser (intrastromal arch implantation)
  • Penetrating keratoplasty
  • Laser surgery of glaucoma, ALT Diode and YAG
  • Glaucoma surgery: Express shunt transplantation, Ahmed's valve transplantation, trabeculectomy, non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
  • Retina laser surgery ARGON
  • Treatment of various diseases with Avastin intravitreal injections
  • Vitreoretinal surgery: vitrectomy with intravitreal tamponade, episcleral pressure, local filling
  • Onco-ophthalmology (orbital pathologies newly formulations of eyelids and conjunctivitis, newly formations inside the eye)
  • Oculoplasty (laser-dacryocystorhinostomy, dacryocystorhinostomy with an endonasal approach)
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and heterotrophy surgery
  • Congenital glaucoma surgery
  • Pediatric cataract surgery

24-hour emergency ophthalmological assistance 

  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Treatment of acute eye infections
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Treatment of chemical burns
  • Sudden loss of sight