Ypres, Belgium

Ypres, Belgium



The Oculus clinic has been providing a variety of ophthalmology surgeries and treatments to patients for over 50 years. Their recently refurbished medical center is found in beautiful Ypres, Belgium.

As well as providing traditional optical services such as contact lens fittings, the clinic performs laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and eyelid surgery.


The clinic is found in Ypres in Belgium. It is less than 30 km from the Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport and a 15-minute walk to a main bus terminus. Lille International Airport is also a popular choice for visitors and is just across the French border.

The town is surrounded by the Ypres Salient battlefields from the First World War. Many tourists come to the area for the military history, and the Salient currently remains dotted with memorials, bunkers, and war museums.

Ypres Lakenhalle is today considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings in Belgium and was rebuilt between 1933 and 1967. The gothic-style Sint-Maartenskathedraal (St. Martin's Cathedral) has an intricate interior, and the tombs below hold the body of Cornelius Jansen, the father of the theological movement Jansenism.


ISO 9001:2008

Languages spoken



Health insurance coordination
Medical records transfer
Local tourism options
Free Wifi
Parking available


60 procedures across 2 specialties


(59 procedures)

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

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Anti-VEGF Therapy

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(1 procedure)

Eyelid Surgery

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  • Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty or an eye lift, is a surgery performed to remove bagginess and puffiness from lower eyelids, and droopiness from upper eyelids. It is commonly performed as a cosmetic procedure, but may also be necessary for patients who have obstructed vision due to drooping upper lids. The doctor will usually make a small incision in the upper eyelid or beneath the lower eyelid, in order to remove excess skin and/or fat from the area.

  • 5 - 7 days

    Patients may need a follow up appointment to check progress or get stitches removed.

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More about available treatments at Oculus

For cataract surgeries, Oculus uses the femtosecond laser, the most modern technology available for cataract removal. It allows for needle-free, blade-free surgery and increased levels of accuracy, and is considered the biggest breakthrough in cataract surgery in the last 25 years. It increases the safety of the treatment and ensures a faster and more efficient healing time.

Entropion causes the eyelid to fold inward and can cause irritation to the patient. The clinic offers surgery to correct this using advanced technology. Blepharoplasty, the removal of excess skin from around the eye, is performed at the clinic under general anesthetic. It removes fat cells and tightens the skin, with many patients citing a more youthful appearance afterwards.



Oculus's staff is comprised of three highly skilled ophthalmologists and their medical support team. All three have medical and ophthalmology degrees. As members of the American and European boards of ophthalmologists, they have considerable experience and vast knowledge. As well as working for Oculus, Dr. Johan Blanckaert is the president of the Belgian Professional Association of Ophthalmologists and a regular speaker at international conferences.

Dr. Johan Blanckaert

  • Consultant cataract surgery and ocular ultrasound at UZ Leuven
  • Current President of the Belgian professional association of ophthalmologists
  • Member of the European Board of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the SOOS

Dr. Sofie Ghekiere

  • Ophthalmology UZ Leuven - Rotterdam Eye Hospital
  • Specialist of cataract surgery and oculoplastic surgery
  • Blepharoplasty Course - ECAMS Medicine - Manchester
  • Member of the American and European Board of Ophthalmologists

Dr. Evelyne Mulliez

  • Ophthalmologist at UZ Leuven
  • Member of the European Board of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the Belgian Society of Ophthalmology


External Reviews from Google

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    Zo lang wachten...

  • valentin waymel, October 2018


    Les consultations sans rdv c’est Juste génial

  • Angelika Kubas, September 2017


    Goede clinical.

  • Tom Commeine, April 2017


    Uitstekende oogartsen praktijk. Bijzonder tevreden.

  • Ludo Stevens, March 2015


    Zeer goede en bekwame arts en super vriendelijk personeel. Bedankt.