Apart from theoretical courses and training in realistic simulators, the Athens Eye Hospital decisively contributes to the practical training of new and older ophthalmologists, providing them with the opportunity to practice all the required surgical techniques on real eyes taken from guinea pigs.

In a specially set-up room with all the equipment and instruments found in real surgeries, the trainee surgeons can familiarize with the latest surgical techniques and acquire practical experience in the behaviour of "live” tissues during the procedure, without the anxiety of injuring a real patient.

Under the supervision and guidance of experienced and distinguished trainers, the experimental surgeries of Athens Eye Hospital allow all ophthalmologist surgeons to acquire experience in real surgical conditions, to develop new skills and correct their weaknesses through repetition, without time pressure.