Department of ophthalmology

International cooperation


Person in charge – Associate Professor Nataliia Tykhonchuk, M.D., Ph.D.


One of the most important priorities of the Department of Ophthalmology is integration into international scientific processes, involvement in the latest medical achievements and discoveries in the field of ophthalmology. International cooperation of the department has been an important component of its traditional activity since its foundation. The first head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Professor Ivanov O.V. was a recognized scientist of the then Russia and Germany and known throughout Europe. During all historical stages of existence, leading scientists of the department took part in the main ophthalmological world and European forums – congresses, symposia, meetings, presenting the scientific achievements of the department and enriching the scientific treasury of the department and NMU with the latest world achievements, discoveries, diagnostic and treatment methods.





The head of the department, together with the employees, also takes an active part in international workshops and training programs. Employees of the department annually participate in international conferences and congresses, where they have repeatedly presented their reports.



Thus, during 2021 – 2022, assistant professor and Ph.D. student of the Department of Ophthalmology Dmytro Pavlenko held a postdoctoral research fellow position at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital and Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, USA. He also attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which was held from November 12 to 15, 2021.

During his internship in the glaucoma department, he got acquainted with modern approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of this insidious disease and took part in clinical studies aimed at improving the methods of assessing the condition of the retina and optic nerve in patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Similar to established approaches in Ukraine, using international protocols for establishing the diagnosis and methods of treatment of the disease “Glaucoma”, the ophthalmological examination includes: stereophotography of the retina and optic nerve, computerized static perimetry and optical coherence tomography of the optic disc, peripapillary area and macular area .

The main methods of treatment are pharmacotherapy, laser treatment (selective laser trabeculoplasty , argon laser trabeculoplasty, cyclophotocoagulation , laser peripheral iridotomy, etc.) and surgical interventions ( ab internal / ab external trabeculectomy , drainage systems of Ahmed and Berveldt, etc.).

Mini-invasive glaucoma surgery and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation are widespread, and some drugs that are not registered in Ukraine are used.