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Department of Ophthalmology

​The section of the department of ophthalmology diagnoses and treats eye diseases. We treat, among others, patients with 

  • cataract
  • glaucoma
  • neuro-ophthalmological problems
  • keratopathy
  • severe eye infections
  • eye injuries
  • retinopathy or
  • macula degeneration. 

The optometry clinic offers eye disease treatment and rehabilitation services.

We are located in both U-hospital and building 8 of the main hospital area.

Section administration

Head of section Ulpu Salmi, tel. 02 313 2586
Head of department Vesa Aaltonen, tel 02 313 8068

Head physician, professor Eija Vesti, tel. 02 313 1590
Secretary to the head of section Miia Syrjälä, tel. 02 313 2590

Office address

Kiinamyllynkatu 4–8, Turku

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

Outpatient clinics and wards

  • Ophthalmologic Inpatient Ward
    • Patients admitted to retinal or cataract operations
    • Patients with severe eye infections, retinal diseases or eye injuries requiring inpatient care
  • Ophthalmologic Outpatient Clinic
    • ambulatory activity
    • patients in need of urgent and emergency eye treatment
    • laser treatment and optical coherence tomography
  • Optometry Clinic
    • diagnosing problems of adult and adolescent strabismus, poor vision and visual handicap
    • interprofessional vision rehabilitation work group, who plan rehabilitative procedures, assesses required assistive devices and organises adaptation training courses
  • Operation Ward S
    • cataract operations
    • retinal operations
    • eyelid operations
    • strabismus and lacrimal passage operations
    • intraocular pressure-lowering operations
    • intraocular medication


  • lectures and practical education to medical students
  • practical internship to health care students
  • university hospital training to specialising physicians in order to become competent specialist physicians

Scientific Research

Our scientific research work is heavily focused on glaucoma, eye surgery and visual handicap.

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