Eye Traumatology Department

The department of eye traumatology functions in our Center since the very beginning, 1978. 
The Head of the Department is Professor Armen H. Vardanyan. 
The department accepts patients with eye traumas. All the patients are treated by the first medical aid, including wound treatments b y the primary microsurgery and amputation of intraocular foreign objects. Surgeries to the anatomical and clinical total reconstruction of injured eye and supplementary apparatus are also performed in our department.

Our services include: 

Eyelid plastic after injury 
Removal of the pterygium, chalazion 
Correction of squint-eyed 
Cornea transplantation 
Putting of artificial iris in case of post injury of aniridia 
Plastic of iris and pupil 
Phacoemusification of Cataract surgery 
Correction of artificial lens in case of displacement 
Surgeries of retina dissection 
Optic radiar neurotomy 
Vitreoretinal surgeries 

Around 110-120 surgeries monthly are performed in the Department. 
Diabetic angioretinopathy is considered to be the main reason of the population blindness all over the world. In 2010 taking into the consideration the importance of this problem Council against eye infections of diabetic patients was found. Cooperating with all ophthalmologists and endocrinologists of Yerevan there will be initiated all means to prevent future development of the disease. 


Our department is the only one in Armenia where vitreoretinal (vitrectomy)surgeries are conducted. Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye. It may be done when there is a retinal detachment, because removing the vitreous gel gives your ophthalmologist better access to the back of the eye.
Vitrectomy may be done to: 
Repair or prevent traction retinal detachment, especially when it threatens to affect the macula. 
Repair very large tears in the retina. 
Reduce vision loss caused by bleeding in the vitreous gel (vitreous hemorrhage) when bleeding is severe or when the blood does not clear on its own after several months. * Treat severe proliferative retinopathy that causes severe scar tissue formation or when growth of new blood vessels on the retina (neovascularization) continues despite repeated laser treatment. 
Risks. Vitrectomy may cause elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP), especially in people who have glaucoma. 
Also Scientific research carrying out in the department. 

4 granted works were done during these years: 

1. NUS- atrophy of the optic nerve 
2. NUS – pigmental dystrophy 
3. Taurin 
4. NUS – vitrectomy 

The Head of the Department , Professor Armen H. Vardanyan is author of 45 articles. Many from these articles have been published abroad. (+374) 10 35 37 40; (+374) 10 34 49 44