Tokuda Hospital Sofia


Clear Lens Exchange at Tokuda removed the cataract and returned the vision of a 55 year-old woman

28 march 2014

The woman lives in England and came to Bulgaria only for the cutting-edge treatment


A 55 year-old woman had a surgery that simultaneously removed her cataract and completely treated her diopters. The intervention, that took only 10 minutes, was performed by Dr. Alek Topov – head of the Ophthalmology department and his team.

The woman recently felt her vision is blurred and deteriorates. On the other hand, wearing glasses for six years because of farsightedness was inconvenient and caused her discomfort. The woman started looking for treatment options and found out, that the most innovative procedure in Europe – clear lens exchange, could solve both problems at the same time.

“The latest tendency in ophthalmology is to eliminate the need to wear glasses. The best moment for intervention is the beginning stage of cataract” – Dr. Topov explains. He adds that the operation, called Clear Lens Exchange, is routinely performed at Tokuda. The name speaks itself that this means changing the biological lenses with new ones, done especially to correct all of the vision problems.

The operation removes cataract and at the same time changes the eye lenses with ones that totally compensate farsightedness, astigmatism and near-sightedness. It is performed with unique Femtosecond laser, which is the fastest and safest machine in ophthalmology. In the first two stages of the procedure, the cornea and capsule incisions are made automatically, with absolute precision. The lens fragmentation is also performed by the innovative laser technique, which significantly decreases the risk for thermal damage of the eye. Because of all these advantages the last two parts of the intervention – aspiration and intraocular lens implantation.

“Pluses for patients are many – early-stage cataract removal and new lenses implantation happen at once. This allows people to stop wearing any type of glasses” – Dr. Topov says.

The woman is already discharged and went home to her family. She is happy that she can read the smallest letters on her blood pressure medications packages.

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Hospital location

51B "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" blvd. (if you drive, the entrance is from "At. Dukov" str.), "Hladilnika" distr., 1407 "Lozenets".

The hospital has a parking lot. The first 30 min. are free of charge, then a fee of 3 bgn/hours applies.

Public transport:
Buses: №88, 120
Shuttle bus: 32

Subway: Getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.


From the Central Railway Station

Bus line №305 getting off at "Romanian embassy" stop
From "Romanian embassy" stop – Bus line №120 getting off at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.
(after the traffic lights at "Atanas Dukov" str.

With a subway, from "Central Railway Station" station, getting off at "James Bourchier" station, after that walking through "Lozenets" distr., or tram №10, taking off at "Nikola I. Vaptsarov" stop. or a bus №88, taking ff at "Tokuda Hospital" stop.