- About Institute
The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine was founded in 1936 and now it is the leading institution of Ukraine providing expertise in ophthalmic treatment, scientific research, teaching and education.
The experts of the Institute have made a great contribution in the national and world ophthalmology. They have provided excellence in eye care for more than 75 years. Today the Institute is a national centre for cutting-edge ophthalmic researches. Specialists of the Institute represent the Ukrainian science at the world international congresses, conferences and symposia Many of our experts have national and international reputation for their expertise and quality of the work. All this makes the Filatov Institute one of the leaders of Ukrainian and world ophthalmology.
The Filatov Institute is a large postgraduating teaching centre in the field of scientific and practical ophthalmology. The Institute is the base for Eye Diseases Department of Odessa Medical University. It provides studying of interns, residents and postgraduates. It also provides advanced training of specialists in all areas of ophthalmology. It is a home of the Specialized Academic Board for Doctoral and Candidate theses.
Organizational and methodic work
Organizational and methodic work of the Institute includes organizing and holding scientific meetings, accumulating and analyzing statistic information on eye diseases of population in Ukraine.
The Congress of Ukrainian ophthalmologists is held in the Institute every four years. Every May (except Congress years) the Institute is a venue of Filatov Memorial Lectures, the most famous and significant Ukraine’s ophthalmic conference with international participation. Also the Filatov Institute organizes interregional scientific and practical conferences in one of the regions of Ukraine.
The Filatov Institute is Ukraine’s leading eye hospital providing expertise in ophthalmic diagnosis and treatment.
There are 6 specialized scientific experimental laboratories for the comprehensive examination of patients with a wide range of eye problems including the most complex conditions.
The Eye Hospital of the Institute includes 9 specialized departments which can place 475 patients. Surgeons operate on more than 15 thousand patients each year. 160 thousand patients seek medical assistance in the Consultative Polyclinic.
There are 4 national centers of the most wide spread ophthalmic pathologies. During last year the centers provided medical, diagnostic, consultative and methodological aid to thousands of patients with serious diseases.
The Filatov Institute has always been and remains the only non-capital institution of the National Academy of Medical Sciences which works over the whole country. Today 2/3 patients are people living beyond Odessa and Odessa region, the rest is from Odessa, and about 2% are citizens from countries of near and far abroad (about 3.5 thousand people a year).
Beginning from the initial examination in the Consultative Polyclinic and during the treatment (in or outpatient) patients are under the observation of the highly qualified specialists, whose experience, responsibility and reputation attract thousands patients every year.