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International patient care

St. Erik Eye Hospital is one of the top medical eye centers in Europe. We collaborate with Karolinska University Hospital International for administration of our international patients.

Specific areas of expertise


We perform more corneal transplantations than any other eye clinic in Sweden. Surgeries include various lamellar techniques. We perform crosslinking as well as medical excimer treatments. In addition, the hospital manages a cornea bank where donor corneas are stored for transplantation.

Medical and surgical retina

St. Erik has Scandinavia's largest center for ophthalmic care for conditions at the back of the eye, and offers highly specialized medical and surgical treatments of the retina, macula and vitreous body.

Oculoplastic surgery

The hospital has the largest oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery clinic in Sweden. The annual amount of operations performed is approximately 2,000. That includes:

  • Tear duct conditions
  • Injuries to the eyelid
  • Eye socket procedures
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tumors in the eye socket

We treat patients with inflammatory conditions in the eye socket and the extraocular muscles. The clinic is ranked as one of the leading in Europe on orbital surgery and runs a consulting service at Karolinska University Hospital, where on occasion we also perform surgery together with other specialists, such as plastic surgeons.


St. Erik Eye Hospital is responsible for Sweden's national ophthalmic oncology and ophthalmic pathology service. We are specialised in diagnosing and treating, above all, retinoblastoma and ocular melanoma. St. Erik also has the only ophthalmic pathology laboratory in Sweden.

Paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus

St. Erik Eye Hospital has the largest clinic in the Nordic region for patients of all ages with strabismus and eye movement problems. We also offer a comprehensive medical contact lens service for infants and young children.

Request a treatment

If you are an international patient and wish to apply for a medical eye treatment or to obtain a medical second opinion at St. Erik Eye Hospital, please contact Karolinska University Hospital International before submitting your medical documents.