Since 1938 we are committed to serve you with the best possible service.

Through flexible use of our ophthalmologists, orthoptists and ophthalmic assistants you can generally be seen in the short term.

Investigations are wherever possible agreed on one day.

Office hours are from 9:00 - 16:30.

Special areas of interest and expertise: Medical Retina and Glaucoma

As the only ophthalmic clinic in the Netherlands, all of our consulting rooms are equipped with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

As a result, this important retinal examination can be done directly during the consultation, for example, in macular degeneration, or in case of diabetes disease.

As one of the first clinics in the Netherlands we use the OptoVue Avanti RTVue XR Angiovue.

OCTA is a new technology that has great potential for use in the clinical setting. Compared with FA and ICGA, the current retinal angiographic gold standards, OCTA advantages are that it is non-invasive, acquires volumetric scans that can be segmented to specific depths, uses motion contrast instead of intravenous dye, can be obtained within seconds, provides accurate size and localization information, visualizes both the retinal and choroidal vasculature, and shows structural and blood flow information in tandem.

Intra-ocular injections

Advanced retinal examination

We work with all insurance companies on reimbursement basis, ie without a contract.

This means that you will receive an invoice from us which is then paid to you in whole or in part by your insurer. The amount of the fee depends on the contract with your insurance company.

A Natura Polis usually indicates a low fee. Furthermore, for reimbursement you need a referral from your GP or specialist.

In case of incomplete compensation, we work with a "Coulanceregeling". Make sure you have a full specification of the reimbursement of your health insurance.

We work - among others - with the following medical institutions

You can call for an appointment at 020 - 6797155 or send an email to with your phone number, we will call you back.

Our acces time for consultation and treatment is commonly 1-3 days.

For emergency cases outside these hours you can contact us by telephone. Note: This only applies to our own patients.

Open Monday to Friday untill 17:00

Legitimacy and referral

You can identify yourself with one of the following documents:

  1. A valid Dutch or Foreign passport

  2. A valid Dutch Identity Card

• A valid Driving License

Children younger than 14 can identify themselves with their own ID card or the passport of the parents.

If you want to make an appointment you need a referral from your GP or specialist. Otherwise it is possible that you will not get reimbursed for the care provided.

Ask your doctor so first a written or electronic referral and take it with you during your visit.

Since 2012 healthcare institutions have to control the identity of patients. We therefore urge you, even if you are already known to us, to carry identification and show it at the entrance to de assistence.

We work with ZorgDomein

Oogziekenhuis OMC Amsterdam

De Lairessestraat 59   1071 NT   Amsterdam   020-679 71 55

Bank accounts

IBAN  NL11 INGB 0006 8537 45

IBAN  NL92 ABNA 0536 9332 86



De Lairessestraat 59   1071 NT   Amsterdam   020-679 71 55


Ophthalmic MD’s

Marjolein Stiel - Head of Clinic

Claudia Wals - Head of Clinic

Marianne Strieker - Clinic Assistant

Bette Verdick - Clinic Assistant

Caroline Schuijt - Orthoptist

Sonbul Hashemzada - Orthoptist

Kurt van Poelgeest - Medical Photographer

Kim Nijnatten - Contactlensspecialist

Zina Shapiro-Kukiansky - M.D. 79022299501

Ophthalmic Assistants Amsterdam UMC


Ljubica Jovanovik-Pandova

Ophthalmic M.D.


The OMC Amsterdam will also be normally open for regular ophthalmic care in 2021. It is not necessary to postpone an appointment or treatment. All necessary measures have been taken. If you do not feel comfortable with it, you can change it free of charge no later than 24 hours prior to the appointment.

If you or your companion have complaints such as fever, cold, cough or shortness of breath recently occurring and you have an appointment, we ask

you to contact us to discuss whether your appointment will be replaced by a

telephone appointment or can continue as usual.


Cataract surgery is also possible in the short term in 2021

Why do you need an eye exam?

Dry eye treatment with Intense Pulsed Light

With this technique your dry eyes are treated, but the equipment has many other applications such as; treating rosacea, telangiectasia and permanent hair removal.

What is maculadegeneration (AMD)?

What is glaucoma?

Many people perceive moving turbidity in the field of vision. These opacities are not always noticeable. The spots are often more pronounced against a light background.

If you suddenly see more floating spots, a larger spot, or a blur, notice flashes of light or experience reduced vision, you should contact an ophthalmologist.

Early detection of a retinal tear is very important to preserve vision. Not all retinal tears need to be treated. Some small tears are quite harmless. This partly depends on the location and the shape (for example: round or horseshoe-shaped) of the crack.

Clouds that move in the field of vision

Diabetes and the eye

Privacy Statement en Cookie beleid

OMC Amsterdam Eye Hospital has an automated client database. The use of client data is bound by the rules specified by law.

The right to access and the right to a copy is laid down in the Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO) and the Personal Data Protection Act (WBP).

Your rights and obligations as a client are laid down in the Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO).

OOG Low Vision & Optometry

For treatment with Lucentis - Avastin - Eylea - Ozurdex we have an operation room which is specially equipped for the safest periodic administration of these drugs.

This operation room is provided with a Toul Unit.

This is a ventilation technique that makes the risk of infection minimal.

Information regarding COVID-19

When was your last eye exam? In this video, I review health facts about the eyes and how an eye exam can detect not only eye disease but other health problems such as diabetes, glaucoma and even cancer.  Because your eye doctor is able to look inside the eye, the human eye is an easy way for your doctor to observe diseases that can affect the whole body.

Cataract surgery in the WorldEye Amsterdam

The operation is performed by cataract surgeon Ljubica Jovanovik-Pandova in our operating theaters at the WorldEye Center, De Boelelaan 165, 1082 SB in Amsterdam.

The most advanced technique is used for this: phacoemulsification.

A very small cut in the cornea removes the contents of the lens from the eye. The cloudy lens core is crushed with ultrasonic sound waves and discharged through a rinse-suction system. The lens capsule and the suspension device of the lens remain in the eye.

Then an artificial lens is inserted into the lens pouch. This artificial lens is foldable so that it can be inserted through the same 3 mm wide cut that removed the material from the lens core.

This incision is so small that a stitch is usually not necessary.

René Koster


The Meibomian gland dysfunction is permanently treated with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device.

During three sessions, the glands in the eyelid are stimulated with Xenon light therapy. The IPL flashlight is applied in a series of places. This increases lipid production.

The tears will therefore evaporate less quickly, solving the problems of dry eyes.

This IPL treatment is performed with the E-Eye device.

The treatment is painless and only takes a few minutes.

Fluorescence Angiography

Fluorescence Angiography is a method of examination in which pictures of the retina are taken with the help of blue flash light and a special camera. A water-soluble dye (fluorescein or infracyanine green (ICG)) is injected into a vein in the arm.

For example with macular degeneration, vascular closures and diabetes.

Macular degeneration (AMD / AMD) is a disease of the central part of the retina, the macula lutea, or yellow spot. The central part of the retina (the macula) is responsible for the perception of small details.

Just as in a camera the film or sensor is the light-sensitive layer, the retina is the light-sensitive layer of the eye. Macular degeneration is often referred to as 'wear and tear' of the retina.

Smokers are five times more likely to develop macular degeneration than non-smokers. Smokers predisposed to AMD get this condition 40-100 times more often.

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the nerve fibers of the optic nerve are gradually lost. These nerve fibers connect the retina to the brain. The loss of nerve fibers causes blind spots.

These are caused by defects in the visual field.

The end condition of glaucoma is blindness. If detected in time - but that is more difficult than it seems - and treated, the onset of blindness can be delayed or even prevented.

Glaucoma does not cause complaints until very late. Anyone can have it no matter how good they see.

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) can cause damage to the inside of the eye. Without immediately affecting vision, abnormalities may still be present in the retina.

This is called diabetic retinopathy.

If these harmful deviations are not recognized and treated in time, blindness can result.

ZorgDomein enables digital contact between healthcare providers via an online platform. This makes it easier for them to work together.

At ZorgDomein, healthcare providers, such as hospitals, provide complete and up-to-date information about their healthcare offering.

Referrers, such as GPs, in turn easily find follow-up care. And they consult with other healthcare providers about patients via the Healthcare Domain.

OOG Low Vision & Optometry has been the specialist in optometry, low-vision and special optics for more than 25 years. In our modern practice rooms you can go for an extensive ophthalmological examination.

Our optometrists are trained to also measure optical vision aids on people with medical eye defects. These can be magnifying aids for visually impaired people, but we also have many more options in the field of glasses and contact lenses than in the normal eyewear store.

You can also contact us for the measurement of filter glasses for sensitivity to light, caps for glasses for very dry eyes and safety glasses.


Caroline Schuijt

Sonbul Hashemzada


If there is something wrong with the cooperation between the eyes or the eye position, an orthoptist is called in.

Orthoptics means "looking straight". Good cooperation between the eyes is the basis for a straight eye position. A straight eye position allows both eyes to develop as well as possible.

You have never heard of an orthoptist? That is possible, because the profession of orthoptist is still relatively unknown, although it is not a new profession.

The examination includes refraction determination (eye strength) with the help of eye drops (Cyclogyl or Atropine). Before or after the orthoptic examination, an ophthalmic examination is carried out by the ophthalmologist.


Voor kinderen en volwassenen met oogcoördinatieproblemen

Orthoptic Consultation

Oculenti is a specialist in the field of contact lenses, in fact Oculenti focuses on nothing more than contact lenses in all its facets.

In that respect Oculenti differs from many other contact lens providers. You will not find most of the Oculenti practices in a shopping street.

Kim Nijnatten, contactlensspecialist Oculenti

Oculenti's contact lens practices are mainly located in outpatient clinics of hospitals and in independent treatment centers throughout the Netherlands. In addition to cosmetic contact lenses, lenses are also adapted for medical reasons.

Ophthalmic MD’s

Monday and Thursday


Monday and Wednesday

Oculenti Contactlenses


Laser treatment offers some important advantages compared to surgery.

The eye does not need to be opened, so there is no risk of infection. Laser treatment is less painful and can therefore usually be done on an outpatient basis, without admission to hospital.

The extremely thin light beam also makes it possible to work with great accuracy, an accuracy that cannot be achieved during an operation. Laser treatment is therefore an indispensable part of ophthalmology.

Ellex Tango YAG & SLT Laser

Aftercataract treatment en Glaucoma

Selective Laser Trabculoplasty (SLT)

Periferal iridectomy (PI)

Lumenis Diode laser

Diabetes, Glaucoma, Maculadegeneration

Retinal occlusions, Retinal Tears

The word laser stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation".

A laser can be regarded as a kind of special light bulb, but then a light bulb that emits a very thin, bright and pure light beam.

This light beam can be directed through a microscope to burn the eye or to cut tissue.

There are different types of lasers.

They differ in color and strength of the light beam.

In ophthalmology, the Diode laser, YAG laser, NanoPulse Laser, MicroPulse Laser and the Excimer laser are mainly used.

The different lasers have various applications.

YAG, SLT, Diode en NanoPulse/MicroPulse laser

Ellex 2RT NanoPulse laser

Comparable to the MicroPulse laser

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

Retinal Occlusions

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

Medical laser treatments

The benifits of medical laser treatment


Refractive surgery

Is LASIK safe? If you want the facts, read on...

A LASIK treatment is playing Russian roulette with your eyes. The risk of adverse effects of laser eye surgery is often insufficiently emphasized by the practitioners. Don't fall for the marketing hype, and don't base your decision on recommendations from other patients. Get the facts for yourself.

In addition, it is not a sustainable solution; the eyes will change in due time and eventually a correction with glasses or contactlenses will again be necessary.

And just remember one thing -- laser eye surgery is unnecessary; there is no sound reason to risk your eyesight and the health of your eyes on an unnecessary surgery.

In any case, the OMC does not carry out these treatments because we think they pose too great a danger to eyesight. Glasses or contactlenses are a safe way to optimize your vision.