Healthcare Belgium




Ophthalmology Centre

Information about the Centre

The CHIREC Ophthalmology Centre has a team of 41 highly skilled surgeons experienced in all the aspects of medical and surgical ophthalmology.

Since 1979, our innovative team has been involved in cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation and performs over 5,500 operations every year.

We are a key centre for surgical ophthalmology treatment in Belgium and the leading unit in Brussels.

The Centre has five phacoemulsificators, YAG and Argon lasers, a fluoroangiography unit, a Pentacam, OCT (Zeiss) equipment, biometry and echography-B technology, a computer campimeter and a laser-interferometry system for intraocular lenses calculation as well as a range of other modern devices and equipment.

Ophthalmology Surgery-CHIREC

Procedures Performed

The Ophthalmology Centre provides consultations and treatment for most eye diseases, focusing specifically on cataract and vitreo-retinal surgery.

CHIREC has four sites, the two main ones for ophthalmology being the Parc Leopold Clinic and the Edith Cavell Clinic.

The Medical Team

M. Reiter, MD, Head of the Ophthalmology Department.

Dr Reiter was one of Belgium's pioneers in implanting intraocular lenses and using phako-exeresis and has used these techniques since 1977 at the Brussels Surgical Institute and since 1979 at the Parc Leopold Clinic.
He has practiced refractory surgery since 1980 (radial keratotomy) and also
excimer and lasik surgery since 1998. He also performs surgery to correct glaucoma, strabismus and ptosis.

Read more about Dr Reiter


O.P.J. Kallay, MD: Head of Braine l'Alleud CHIREC Ophthalmology Clinic

Surgical procedures performed at Braine l'Alleud Hospital:

  • Surgery to treat cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Strabismus 
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery

Read more about Dr Kallay

Contact Details

32, rue E. Cavell
1180 Brussels, Belgium