Hospital Vithas Xanit International was the first private hospital in Malaga with the facilities to evaluate and treat patients suffering from poor vision.

The Ophthalmology Department is able to offer solutions to patients as a result of the knowledge and experience of its team of professionals and its advanced technology it has available. Its portfolio of services includes almost all of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures available today, ranging from consultations to therapeutic techniques carried out with lasers and surgical procedures such as the vitreoretinal surgery intervention.

The type of laser eye surgeries most sought after by our international patients are:
• Refractive surgery using the femtosecond laser (lasik eye surgery, prk)
• Presbyopia surgery (with laser technique or intraocular lens).
• Cataract surgery
• Surgery for glaucoma
• The IOL : IntraOcular Lens (Lens implants)

Ophthalmology Protocol

Here you can find more information about our ophthalmology protocol.

Ophthalmology Treatments


Vithas Xanit International Hospital uses a new laser system which is recognised as the safest and most technologically advanced method of refractive surgery in existence today. This system enables us to correct presbyopia (eye strain), as well as correcting refractive defects such as myopia, hyperopia and/or astigmatism, amongst others.

The laser, entitled The Technolas Perfect Vision Laser – Bausch and Lomb, consists of a femtosecond laser, used for making non-manual incisions in the cornea. The hospital also offers the Excimer laser (PRK) for refractive surgery. This is aimed at correcting each refractive defect, i.e., the characteristics of the eyeball that requiere us to wear glasses.

You can find here more detailed information about laser eye surgery.


Presbyopia is a visual defect that makes difficult to see near objects, which appears at age of 40-45 years. In Vithas Xanit International Hospital we offer a variety of solutions to correct presbyopia, including laser surgical treatments, and also throught implantation of Intraocular Lens (IOL) as well.

Here you can find more information about presbyopia surgery treatments.


Cataracts are usually associated with age and affect patients over the age of 60, causing loss of vision that limits the patients in their daily lives. At Vithas Xanit we offer our patients the latest and safest techniques for cataract surgery.

Here you can find more information about cataract surgery.


Vitreo-retina surgery uses various techniques to treat a variety of pathologies that affect the retina, which can lead to blindness or severe vision loss if not treated on time, so it is urgent to go to the ophthalmologist if any symptoms of some of these pathologies appear.

Here you can find more information about vitreo-retina surgery: the most common pathologies, its symptoms and treatments


Glaucoma is a term used to describe a condition whereby the intraocular pressure is increased thus causing pressure on the optic nerve and, as a result, causing irreversible loss of vision.
It is a chronic disease of the optic nerve: the nerve fibres are atrophied and the visual field and acuity are disturbed.

Glaucoma treatment procedure
The glaucoma surgery aims to reduce the intraocular pressure within the eye and this way slows the progress of the disease.
• laser surgery:
This technique is a simple, quick and painless eye surgery. The laser is used in the affected areas to reduce eye pressure.
• Glaucoma surgery (conventional) :
This surgery is performed to create a drainage track from the inside to the outside of the eyeball thus draining the aqueous humour of the eye and reducing intraocular pressure.
Conventional glaucoma surgery lasts approx one hour and is ambulatory surgery.


There are certain cases in which visual impairment can only be corrected through an eye implant, which consists of an artificial lens called : IOL : IntraOcular Lens.

Indications for lOL
Serious visual impairments:
• Myopia
• Hyperopia
• Astigmatism
• Presbyopia

Intraocular Lens procedure
This eye surgery involves making an incision in the cornea in order to be able to place the eye implant in front or behind the iris.
Once the implant is placed, this is invisible and painless.

Type of surgery:
The surgery is ambulatory, and lasts between 15 to 25 minutes. It is completed in two sessions: One for each eye.

Postoperative follow-up of eye surgery:
These type of ocular surgeries require periodic checks.

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