Dr. Ants Haavel

Dr. Ants Haavel is proud of his reputation as a foremost Estonian laser eye surgeon – the result of numerous successful procedures and personal patient recommendations. Dr. Ants Haavel has performed personally  30.000 laser eye surgeries. In order to help all of his patients realize their vision correction dreams, Dr. Haavel performed LASIK , PRK and LASEK and since 2009 uniquely Flow 2.0 laser eye surgery at KSA Vision Clinic in Tallinn. The latter procedure is suitable for many individuals with thin corneas, a factor that might disqualify them from LASIK surgery. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Ants Haavel and his qualifications, please explore the paragraphs below.

Experience:

Performed  30.000 refractive eye surgery procedures

Education:

University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine 1989 - 1995
The Eye Clinic of Tallinn Central Hospital ,
Ophthalmology Residency 2000 - 2004
Laser eye surgeon KSA Vision Clinic since 2006
Continuing education classes and seminars

Additional theoretical training:

XXXVII Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Paris 2019
XXXV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Lisbon 2017
Schwind Eye Tech International Meeting , Singapore 2016 
All Russian Congress of Refractive Eye Surgery, Moscow 2015
ESCRS Congress, Barceona 2015
ESCRS Congress, London 2014
ESCRS Congress, Amsterdam 2013
ASCRS Congress, Chicago 2012
XXIX Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Wien Austria 2011
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter conference, Istanbul 2011
Congress of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Diego 2011
XXVII Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Barcelona 2009
XXVI Congress of the European society of ophthalmic nurses and technicians, Berlin 2008
Carl Zeiss Meditec “Visumax” Femtosecond laser training, München 2006
I Latvian Refractive Surgery Congress, Riga 2005
Femtosecond laser Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems “LDV” training, Zürich 2005
Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, London 2005
Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Lisbon 2005
Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Paris 2004

Additional Practical Training:

Avedro Crosslinking seminar, Milan 2012
Dr. Massimo Cammelini Clinic, Italy Rovigo 2011
Schwind eye-tech-solutions Amaris 500 E application training, Tallinn 2010
Estonian Society of Ophtalmology winter seminar, Tallinn 2008
ESCRS XXV congress, Stockholm 2007
Wavefront, custom treatment training, Stockholm 2007
Estonian Society of Ophtalmology spring seminar, Essu 2007
Schwind eye-tech-solutions Pendular expert training, Kleinostheim 2007
Schwind eye-tech-solutions Amaris laser training, Kleinostheim 2007
Dr. Agarwali presbyopia correction training, London 2006
Advanced Surface Ablation workshop, Berlin 2006
ESCRS XXIV congress, London 2006
Epi-LASIK expert training, London 2006
ESCRS Wavefront workshop, London 2006
Cataract surgery training, Nagpur, India 2005
Carl Zeiss laser eye surgery training, London 2005
Epi-K training, Lisbon 2005
University of Helsinki Eye Clinic, Helsinki 2004
LASIK training, Paris 2004
Refractec CK training, Paris 2004
PRK and LASIK training, Paris 2004
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Winter Academy 2003
Microsurgical Training Systems Phaco Wetlab Courses, Austria 2003

Professional Organization Memberships:

Estonian Medical Association 2001
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 2002
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2007

Community Involvement:

Director of the Estonian Eye Foundation
Board Member of Estonian Melges 24 Class
Member of Kalev Yacht Club

Interests:

Sailing, yoga and reading