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About us

St. Erik Eye Hospital is one of the leading eye hospitals in Europe and the most comprehensive ophthalmic and vision research institution in Sweden. About 150,000 patients annually, from Stockholm County, Sweden and abroad, are treated here.

St. Erik Eye Hospital in numbers

  • About 150,000 visits, of which 24,000 are emergency visits
  • 1,300 hospital admissions of inpatient care
  • About 8,500 operations
  • 24,000 intravitreal injections
  • Approximately 11,000 fundus photographs
  • Sales SEK 709 million

Figures from the 2021 St. Erik Eye Hospital financial statement.


We are one of Europe's largest and most complete educational bodies in the field of eyes and eyesight. Our experts teach and train the specialist doctors of the future, medical students, eye nurses and orthoptists.


Together with Karolinska Institutet, we are a national and international center for research on eye diseases and treatments. Our research results have contributed to new treatment methods and have affected how eye care is conducted today.

Environmental work

Our operations must be conducted with the least possible environmental impact. Already in 2000, we were environmentally certified according to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.


St. Erik Eye Hospital is a limited company owned by the Stockholm Region. The hospital employs just over 400 employees in four departments and six support departments. We have ten services, an accident and emergency service and consulting services for inpatients at other hospitals. Our mobile team performs fundus photography at health centers in Stockholm County.

New hospital 2020

On September 27, 2020, we opened in newly built premises in Hagastaden. Our vision is to create an Eye center of excellence to stimulate care, research and development in the eye area.

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11 February 2022